About this collection
Moses S. Belton graduated from Johnson C. Smith with majors in mathematics and philosophy in 1933, and from the Theology program in 1936. He returned professionally to Johnson C. Smith in 1942 to serve as an Associate Dean. Belton was best known in his role as the first full time Director of Public Relations at the university, a position he served in from 1950-1970. Belton retired from Johnson C. Smith in 1974.
The majority of records in this collection date from the 1960s, and primarily consist of thank you notes to corporate visitors on campus such as IBM and correspondence between Belton and Development Office staff, current and prospective students; scholarship, loan, and award recipients; non-profit and religious organizations; alumni; and the press. Also included are publications such as Urban League Newsletter from the National Urban League.
- Biographical Information about Moses Belton
- Articles written by Moses Belton
- Retirement Materials for Moses Belton
- Correspondences of Moses Belton – these give a glimpse into the day-to-day operations of the Development department.
- Urban League
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- Records of the Director of Public Relations Moses Belton [RG-12a] (* Mr. Moses Belton’s records are included in the finding aid for the Public Relations department)
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