James Alexander Boyer papers, 1924-2000.

Creator: Boyer, James Alexander, 1909-1998.
Collection number: 5088
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Abstract: James Alexander Boyer, an African American educator, was professor of English, dean of the College, and College president at Saint Augustine’s College of Raleigh, N.C. Documented are Boyer’s intellectual interests and honors received, his education, his service in the United States Navy during World War II, Boyer family history, and various events at Saint Augustine’s College. With the exception of speaking notes and a few lesson planners, there are no documents relating to Boyer’s official duties and responsibilities at Saint Augustine’s. Audio tapes include discussions about prominent African American political figures and a 1997 conversation involving Boyer and others about the history of college athletics at Saint Augustine’s.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection