Bachelor of Fine Arts, University North Carolina, 1938. Postgraduate, School of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1944. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Dowling College, Oakdale, New York, 1975.
Doctor Humanities (honorary), Methodist College, Fayetteville, 1984.
Director, Federal Art Project Center, Sanford, North Carolina, 1938-1939; director, Federal Art Project Center and North Carolina State Art Society Gallery, Raleigh, 1939-1940; assistant state director, North Carolina Federal Art Project, 1940-1942. Editor: (books) Cumberland County, North Carolina Court Minutes, 1755-1791, Volunteer I, 1978 Volunteer II, 1981, A Guide to Historic Sites in Fayetteville and Cumberland County, North Carolina, 1993, Cumberland County, North Carolina, Deeds, 1754-1770, Volunteer I, 1994.
Vice president North Carolina Symphony Society, also executive and finance committees. Member Carolina Charter Tercentenary Commission, 1962, member committee on arts and chairman dance-drama committee. Advisory committee North Carolina Recreation Commission, 1964.
Member North Carolina Arts Council. Board directors Carolina Charter Corporation, Raleigh, since 1963, Friends of Archives, Raleigh, since 1990. President North Carolina Ballet Company, 1967-1969.
Fellow Royal Society Arts (London, life). Member Associate Artists of North Carolina (president 1961-1964).