Layton Family Collection 228

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Room
Handley Regional Library / Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

Layton Family Collection, 228 THL

Scope and Content: The Layton Family Collection contains news clippings, correspondence and writings by William W. Layton, Mary Layton, and Benjamin Layton, regarding African-American history and the Civil Rights Movement.
(1 box) Last updated 12/07.

Biographical/Historical: William Wendell Layton was born in 1915. He graduated from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania in 1937, received his master?s degree from Fisk University in Nashville, TN, worked for the Urban League for 16 years, and served with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and later with the U.S. Federal Reserve Board. He resided in Washington, DC, and Millwood, Clarke County, VA. William W. Layton died on Sept. 12, 2007, at age 92.

Bibliography: O?Higgins, Shannon. "William Layton The black history collection of a one thousand percent Virginian." Virginia Country. Feb. [1984].

Cite As: Layton Family Collection, 228 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

Organization:

BOX 1

Americana Collection, items from, microfilmed by National Archives, 4 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

Jackson, Joseph, from Dennis O. Wagner - letter, September 6, 1840, 2 leaves, manuscript

Joplin, Scott - stamp and cover, June 9, 1983, first day of issue, 1 page, 1 envelope, printed

Layton, Benjamin, 14 items, 8 pages, printed; 3 pages, printed (photocopy); 1 card, printed, with 2 envelopes

Layton, Mary, 2 pages, printed

Layton, William W., 15 items (includes the following)
1 business card, printed/manuscript
11 leaves, 8 pages, printed
3 pages, 1 leaf, printed (photocopy)
1 page, manuscript (photocopy)

Morgan, Daniel ? letter to James Wood, Aug 25, 1797, reproduced as a brochure, 1 page, printed (manuscript/typescript?framed; filed in mapcase 1, drawer 7)

Project Souvenance, Inc., 22 leaves, typescript (photocopy); 9 leaves, printed (photocopy)

Photographs

Brown, William and Frances, n.d., 6 x 5 color glossy (228-12)

Layton, Benjamin ? Family, 1923, 10 x 8 B/W glossy (228-1)

Layton Brothers, 1922, 10 x 8 B/W glossy (228-3)

Layton Brothers, 1982, 10 x 8 B/W glossy (228-2)

Layton, Mary Sully, 1910, 10 x 8 B/W glossy (228-5)

Layton, Mary Sully, n.d. (ca. 1945), 10 x 8 B/W glossy (228-6)

Layton Sisters, n.d., 5 x 7 color glossy (228-3)

Layton, William Brown, 1910, 10 x 8 B/W glossy (228-8)

Layton, William Brown, 1938, 10 x 8 B/W glossy (228-7)

Layton, Mr. and Mrs. William Brown, 1949, 4 x 3 color (228-13)

Roaf, Phoebe Allison, 1982, 7 x 5 color (228-9)

Sully, Chester W., n.d., 10 x 8 B/W glossy (228-10)

Sully, Rosa Edwards, n.d., 10 x 8 B/W glossy (228-11)

Microfilm of William Layton?s manuscript collection
Filmed by National Archives (filed in microfilm cabinets)

 

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