Index of Collections

Museum Collections

Museum collections include, photo albums, scrap books, old papers, diaries, and letters, maps, old school books from the 1800's, photo images, paintings and portraits, and historical artifacts. These items are contained within the Faison Museum and in various public and private collections that can be viewed by appointment. The goal is to make as many of these collections, as practical, accessible at FaisonDepot.com. Various"Collections" are included for online viewing and research throughout this website under menu items, "Faison Museum", "History & Genealogy", "1860's-1960's", and "Our Veterans"

An ongoing project (since January 2015) is to digitize as many of these collections, as practical, and include on this website, at FaisonDepot.c

Much of Faison's history resides in repositories other than the Faison Museum. For example, the papers of Astronaut William Thornton were donated to the State of North Carolina Archives, many of the 500 paintings and portraits by artist, Mary Lyde Hicks Williams, are located in the North Carolina Art Museum. the Duplin County Courthouse, and across the USA. The Dr. John M. Faison's collection is located at East Carolina University, A 2016 initiative is to identify the location of the various collections of Faison history and those collections that have been digitize and provide links from FaisonDepot.com to facilitate online access and research.

Note: Certain of the below listed "Private Collections" are intended to be "donated" or "loaned" to the Faison Museum, pending completion of the above referenced security upgrades to the Faison Museum.


The below table, which is currently under development, is intended to contain a listing of all of the Museum Collections and the items within each collection and other information as indicated in the table. As part of the development of this table, the Faison Museum Committee will be investigating "best practices" used by other museums and repositories.

Accession No.CATTypeDescriptionRepositoryMuseum Original or CopyMuseum LocationDigitized at FaisonDepot.com
TBDSPPhoto Albums1906 Photo Album presumed of Prof L.H. Gehman, Principal of the Faison Academy, pictures from around the Faison, NC area and other statesFaison MuseumOriginalLocked Cabinet - Appointment RequiredYes
TBDPhoto Albums1900's Photo CollectionFaison MuseumOriginalUnder Development - Currently in various collectionsYes
TBDSPPhoto AlbumsC.S. & Lila Hicks Hines - Collection of photo images (early 1900's)Private Collection of Inga Christianson FlakeN/AAppointment RequiredYes
TBDPhoto AlbumsCollection of photo images of Main Street of Faison (1890-1930)Faison Museum & Private CollectionCopyNeeds AssemblingYes
TBDSPPhoto Albums1930's Photo Album (Hobbs, Bell)Faison MuseumOriginalTBDYes
TBDSPPhoto Albums1951 Sesame Club (102 Faison Women)Faison MuseumOriginalTBDYes
TBDPhoto AlbumsCollection of more than 200 pictures of veterans from the Faison AreaFaison MuseumCopyNeeds AssemblingYes
TBDPhoto AlbumsCollection of pictures from 1860's-1960'sFaison MuseumCopyNeeds AssemblingYes
TBDPhoto AlbumsCollection of school yearbooks from 1949-1971Faison MuseumOriginal YearbooksNeeds AssemblingYes
TBDPhoto AlbumsCollection of pictures and the Faison Fire and Rescue Departmentss from 193x - 2016Faison MuseumCopyTo be AssembledNo
TBDSPLegacy Video RecordingsMore than 10 videos from the "Faison Historic Legacy Series"Under DevelopmentOriginalPendingPartial
TBDPhotographyCollection of 34 framed black & white pictures of life around Faison, NC named "Wanna Go Home" by Carson BooneFaison MuseumOriginalHangs from the walls of the Faison MuseumYes
TBDSPPaintingsMary Lyde Hicks Williams - Portrait of Emily Hill who the Faison Library is named.Faison MuseumHangs iabove the door, as you enter the back room.No
TBDSPPaintingsPainting named "Our Boys in Vietnam" by Artist, Claudette Rouse SheltonFaison MuseumOriginalHangs from the walls of the Faison MuseumYes
TBDSPArtist Sketch Book2015 sketch book used by Artist, Claudette Rouse Shelton during the development of the painting "Our Boys in Vietnam" Faison MuseumOriginalLocked Cabinet - Appointment RequiredYes
TBDPaintingsFramed copies of 28 Portraits by Artist, Mary Lyde Hicks Williams, painted around 1900 of former slaves. The original portraits are located at the North Carolina Museum of Art.Faison MuseumCopyHangs from the walls of the Faison MuseumYes
TBDPaintingsMary Lyde Hicks Williams - Paintings of SlavesNC Art Museum in Raleigh, NCN/AN/ACopy (Partial)
TBDPaintingsMary Lyde Hicks Williams: Six original portraits by Artist, Mary Lyde Hicks Williams, of congressmen and judgesDuplin County Court House, Kenansville, NCN/AN/AYes
TBDPaintingsCollection of Portraits by Mary Lyde Hicks Williams [List to be Determined] Civil War Museum in Richmond, VAN/ATBDNo
TBDPaintingsC.S. & Lila Hicks Hines - Collection of paintings (1800's and early 1900's)Private Collection of Inga Christianson FlakeN/AAppointment RequiredYes
TBDFamily Genealogy CollectionsCollection of multiple genealogy collections for families, including Faison, Hines, and HicksPrivate Collection of Anne Stroud TaylorN/AAppointment Required - Currently being assembled - No
TBDFamily Genealogy CollectionsCollection of Genealogy Books written by John Martin Oates, Jr., "Roots, Seeds, and Other Things" Volume I, families of Oates, Sutton, King and Volume II on Oates, Cogdell, Barfield, and Martin Faison MuseumOriginal PublicationBook ShelfYes
TBDFamily Genealogy CollectionsGenealogy Books: Collection of genealogy of more than 15 families from the Faison areaFaison MuseumCopyBook ShelfPartial
TBDSPScrap BooksScrap Book 1: Devane, Frank F.Faison MuseumOriginalLocked Cabinet - Appointment RequiredPartial
TBDSPScrap BooksScrap Book 2: Devane, Frank F.Faison MuseumOriginalLocked Cabinet - Appointment RequiredPartial
TBDSPScrap BooksScrap Book 3: Hicks, ElizabethFaison MuseumOriginalLocked Cabinet - Appointment RequiredPartial
TBDSPScrap BooksScrap Book 4: Hicks, ElizabethFaison MuseumOriginalLocked Cabinet - Appointment RequiredPartial
TBDPapers, Diaries & LettersOriginal __________Private Collection of Berta Stroud ______ N/AN/ANo
TBDPapers, Diaries & LettersFrom Scrap Book 1 - __________________Faison MuseumCopyPending
TBDPapers, Diaries & LettersCivil War letter from Bryant Martin to _______ dated ____NoN/APendingPending
TBDPapers, Diaries & LettersDr. John M. Faison papers, photos, and other itemsUNCN/AN/ANo Digital Link or copy Available
TBDSPPapers, Diaries & LettersOriginal __________Private Collection of Anne Stroud TaylorOriginalN/ANo
TBDPapers, Diaries & LettersDr. William E Thornton: NASA papersNC State Archives Raleigh, NCN/AN/ANo Digital Link or copy Available
TBDPapers, Diaries & LettersSampson Lane Faison papersNCPEDIA Sampson L FaisonN/AN/ANo
TBDTBDBooks on Faison History: Various books related to the history of Faison, the Civil War, churches, culture, and more.Faison MuseumCopyTBDPartial
TBDMapsMap of Faison, dated 1886Faison Museum
TBDSPMapsComposite drawing showing by Tomas Byrd that shows the original lands in the early 1700's that formed the Faison area in 1776.Faison MuseumOriginal drawingHangs in the walls of the Faison MuseumYes
TBDOld BooksCollection of books from the Faison Academy around 1900Faison MuseumOriginal PublicationsText Book ShelfNo
TBDOld BooksThe Iliad of Homer, According to the Text of Wolf.by John J. Owen,1854Faison MuseumOriginal PublicationText Book ShelfNo
TBDOld BooksMitchell's Ancient Geography, by S. Augustus Mitchell, 18xx. Faison MuseumOriginal PublicationText Book ShelfNo
TBDOld BooksThe Brownies and Other Tales, by Juliana Horatia Ewing, 1886Faison MuseumOriginal PublicationText Book ShelfNo
TBDSPArtifactCollection of historic items from the 1800's named "Plantation Life"Faison MuseumYesMuseum Display/Show CaseNo
TBDArtifactCollection of more than 100 Farm RelicsGene Bradshaw FamilyN/AAppointment RequiredNo
TBDArtifactCollection of 10 Antique Radios from 1927 through 1946 of the type that would have been used in the Faison areaPrivate Collection of M.R. Oates Jr.N/ADuring scheduled Museum ExhibitionsYes
TBDSPArtifactCollection of Old CoinsPrivate Collection of M.R. Oates Jr.N/ADuring scheduled Museum ExhibitionsYes
TBDSPArtifactCollection of Baseball Memorabilia assembled during the 1950's and 1960's.Private Collection of M.R. Oates Jr.N/ADuring scheduled Museum ExhibitionsYes
TBDSPArtifactOates Family Bible owned by David Cogdell Oates from early 1800Private Collection of M.R. Oates Jr.N/ADuring scheduled Museum ExhibitionsYes, Partial
TBDArtifactCotton Gin from 1950 from the David Cogdell Oates plantationSampson County Museum of HistoryN/AN/AYes
TBDThe Faison Produce MarketFaison MuseumMuseum Storage Boxes/DrawersNo
TBDCates Pickle PlantFaison MuseumMuseum Storage Boxes/DrawersNo
TBDFaison Fire and RescueFaison MuseumMuseum Storage Boxes/DrawersNo
TBDFaison's SchoolsFaison MuseumMuseum Storage Boxes/DrawersNo
TBDFaison Covic OrganizationsFaison MuseumMuseum Storage Boxes/DrawersNo
TBDFaison Special EventsFaison MuseumMuseum Storage Boxes/DrawersNo
TBDFaison ChurchesFaison MuseumMuseum Storage Boxes/DrawersNo
TBDFaison Persons of Note (writers, artists, athletes, business leaders, servicemen, politicians, scientist, educators, etc.Faison MuseumMuseum Storage Boxes/DrawersNo
TBDFaison Farm LifeFaison MuseumMuseum Storage Boxes/DrawersNo
TBDFaison in Times of WarFaison MuseumMuseum Storage Boxes/DrawersNo
TBDFaison's Black CommunityFaison MuseumMuseum Storage Boxes/DrawersNo
TBDFaison's Hispanic CommunityFaison MuseumMuseum Storage Boxes/DrawersNo
TBDThe Historic Architecture of FaisonFaison MuseumMuseum Storage Boxes/DrawersNo
TBDThe Agricultural Heritage of FaisonFaison MuseumMuseum Storage Boxes/DrawersNo
TBDGenealogicalFaison MuseumMuseum Storage Boxes/DrawersNo
TBDPersonal Collection of Katie WaltonFaison Museum
TBDFamily Collection of Miscellaneous ItemsAlbright FamilyPrivate Collection of Anne Stroud TaylorN/AN/ANo
TBDFamily Collection of Miscellaneous ItemsClifton FamilyPrivate Collection of Anne Stroud TaylorN/AN/ANo
TBDFamily Collection of Miscellaneous ItemsEdgerton FamilyPrivate Collection of Anne Stroud TaylorN/AN/ANo
TBDFamily Collection of Miscellaneous ItemsFaison FamilyPrivate Collection of Anne Stroud Taylor
TBDFamily Collection of Miscellaneous ItemsHicks FamilyPrivate Collection of Anne Stroud TaylorN/AN/ANo
TBDFamily Collection of Miscellaneous ItemsHill FamilyPrivate Collection of Anne Stroud TaylorN/AN/ANo
TBDFamily Collection of Miscellaneous ItemsKing FamilyPrivate Collection of Anne Stroud TaylorN/AN/ANo
TBDFamily Collection of Miscellaneous ItemsLavender FamilyPrivate Collection of Anne Stroud TaylorN/AN/ANo
TBDFamily Collection of Miscellaneous ItemsMcCullough FamilyPrivate Collection of Anne Stroud TaylorN/AN/ANo
TBDFamily Collection of Miscellaneous ItemsMcIves FamilyPrivate Collection of Anne Stroud TaylorN/AN/ANo
TBDFamily Collection of Miscellaneous ItemsMiller FamilyPrivate Collection of Anne Stroud TaylorN/AN/ANo
TBDFamily Collection of Miscellaneous ItemsPeck FamilyPrivate Collection of Anne Stroud TaylorN/AN/ANo
TBDFamily Collection of Miscellaneous ItemsPritchard FamilyPrivate Collection of Anne Stroud TaylorN/AN/ANo
TBDFamily Collection of Miscellaneous ItemsStroud FamilyPrivate Collection of Anne Stroud TaylorN/AN/ANo
TBDFamily Collection of Miscellaneous ItemsTaylor FamilyPrivate Collection of Anne Stroud TaylorN/AN/ANo
TBDFamily Collection of Miscellaneous ItemsThomson FamilyPrivate Collection of Anne Stroud TaylorN/AN/ANo
TBDFamily Collection of Miscellaneous ItemsTotevine FamilyPrivate Collection of Anne Stroud TaylorN/AN/ANo
TBDFamily Collection of Miscellaneous ItemsWilliams FamilyPrivate Collection of Anne Stroud TaylorN/AN/ANo
TBDFamily Collection of Miscellaneous ItemsWitherington FamilyPrivate Collection of Anne Stroud TaylorN/AN/ANo
TBDFamily Collection of Miscellaneous ItemsWhitfield FamilyPrivate Collection of Anne Stroud TaylorN/AN/ANo
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