Learning about Poverty from the Photographs of Billy Barnes

Learning about Poverty from the Photographs of Billy Barnes

In a recent post to the UNC Press Blog, Patrick Cullom, Visual Materials Archivist for Special Collections at UNC’s Wilson Library, describes his work cataloging and preserving the 63,000 images that make up the Billy E. Barnes Photographic Collection.  Barnes was the North Carolina Fund’s communications director, and the bulk of his photographs document the Fund’s work and the conditions of poverty in North Carolina.  The collection is a unique resource for anyone interested in poverty, civil rights, and social activism in 1960s America. Learn more


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