From 1964 through 1969, Billy E. Barnes was the Public Relations Director of the North Carolina Fund, a state-chartered, non-profit corporation established by Governor Terry Sanford in late 1963 to seek new ways to address the problem of poverty in North Carolina. Among his many responsibilities, Barnes photographed various aspects of the North Carolina Fund's programs and activities. His negatives comprise part of the Billy E. Barnes Collection
in the North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives
. The images in this online collection are a representative sample from thousands of negatives, more of which will be added periodically.