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Roy Lee Clayton Family Photographs and Papers


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Roy Lee Clayton Family Photographs and Papers, circa 1900-1992 | Sargeant Memorial Collection

By Sarah Osorio

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Collection Overview

Title: Roy Lee Clayton Family Photographs and Papers, circa 1900-1992Add to your cart.

ID: 001/01/MSS 0000-010

Primary Creator: Clayton, Roy Lee (1910-1992)

Extent: 3.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Arranged by record type. Photographs are arranged by geographic location, rough chronological order, and/or by size.

Date Acquired: 03/30/2007

Subjects: Albion (Erie County, Pa.), Canton (N.C.), Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.), Families--Virginia, Norfolk (Va.), Ocean View (Norfolk, Va.), Petersburg (W. Va.), Salem (Va.), Virginia--Description and travel

Forms of Material: Correspondence, Negatives (photographs), Pennants, Photographs, Printed ephemera, Scrapbooks

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Family photographs compiled and taken by Roy Lee Clayton of Norfolk, Virginia. Many of the photographs were taken in Norfolk, particularly 3102 Lens Avenue, 2634 Harrell Avenue, and Ocean View. Other geographic localities include Salem, Virginia; Albion, Pennsylvania; Petersburg, West Virginia; and Canton, North Carolina. Many of the photographs taken in Salem show men and buildings from the 1391st Company, Civilian Conservation Corps. There is one 1930-1944 photograph scrapbook of individuals at the beach in Ocean View and Willoughby Beach.

Biographical Note

Roy Lee Clayton was born on January 24, 1910 in Creeds, Virginia. He was a mechanic and retired from Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority. Clayton married Myrtle Luellen Jenkins on May 23, 1953 in Norfolk, Virginia. He was a member of Parkway Temple in Chesapeake, Virginia. Clayton died on March 16, 1992 in Norfolk, Virginia and was buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk, Virginia.

Subject/Index Terms

Albion (Erie County, Pa.)
Canton (N.C.)
Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)
Norfolk (Va.)
Ocean View (Norfolk, Va.)
Petersburg (W. Va.)
Salem (Va.)
Virginia--Description and travel

Administrative Information

Repository: Sargeant Memorial Collection

Access Restrictions: This collection is open to all researchers.

Use Restrictions: The status of copyright for these materials is governed by Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U. S. C.). Copyright restrictions may apply.

Acquisition Source: Cheryl Ann Clayton Brimer Merritt by donation

Preferred Citation: Roy Lee Clayton Family Photographs and Papers, MSS 0000-010, Sargeant Memorial Collection, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, Virginia.

Processing Information: Processed August 31, 2020.

Box and Folder Listing

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[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Photographs, Salem, Virginia, 1934, 1941, 1944Add to your cart.
Photographs include 1391st Company, Camp S-52, Civilian Conservation Corps.
Folder 2: Photographs, Albion, Pennsylvania, 1940-1953Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Photographs, Petersburg, West Virginia, 1943, 1945Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Photographs, Canton, North Carolina, 1956 MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Photographs, Family Photographs, circa 1940-1991Add to your cart.
Includes photographs at 3102 Lens Avenue and 2634 Harrell Avenue in Norfolk, Virginia.
Folder 6: Negatives, circa 1940s-1990sAdd to your cart.
Four envelopes of negatives.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Photographs, circa 1900-1920Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Photographs, circa 1920sAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Photograph, Eva Clayton and Mrs. Dozier, circa 1932-1933Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Photographs, circa 1940sAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Photographs, 1952-1968Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Photographs, Car at 2634 Harrell Avenue, circa 1992Add to your cart.
Includes circa 1980s photograph of Randy Parton and Cheryl Clayton.
Folder 7: Correspondence, circa 1906-1980Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Pennants, circa 1930sAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Ephemera, circa 1950sAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Scrapbook, 1930-1944Add to your cart.
Photographs of individuals, many of which were taken at the beach in Ocean View and Willoughby Beach, Norfolk, Virginia.

Norfolk Public Library
Slover Library
235 Plume Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23510
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