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Biographies

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Bascom Lamar Lunsford

 Series
Identifier: MSS 80-49
Content Description Bascom Lamar Lunsford (March 21, 1882 – Sept. 4, 1973) was a ballad singer, musician, festival promoter, and attorney in western North Carolina. He founded the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival in Asheville, NC. The collection contains a manuscript biography of Lunsford by Loyal Jones. The biography includes comments on the Appalachian people and on their traditional arts and songs.

Loyal Jones and John Angus McLeod are listed as co-authors, but a letter from Loyal Jones explains ...

Dan Tompkins (1890-1950) Collection

 Series
Identifier: MSS 80-14
Content Description This collection contains correspondence, writings, and related materials of Dan Tompkins.

Tompkins became editor of the Jackson County Journal in 1912, and remained in that capacity for the next thirty-one years, except for the period 1917-1918, when he served in World War I. He served as mayor of Sylva, NC, for twelve years; judge, in 1935; registrar of voters, in 1937; judge of elections, in 1943; and three terms in the North Carolina House of Representatives. In 1947, he ran ...

Louise Bayless Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SM 80-09
Scope and Contents The collection contains a history of Fort Butler in Cherokee County, NC, by Louise A. Bayless, and several genealogy items on Cherokee County families. These items include:



1. James P. H. Porter and Jane Owens marriage contract and subsequent dispute, 1842, 1849.



2. Biographical sketch of the Felix family.



3. Biographical sketch of the George Whery Dickey family.



4. Letter, Samuel W. to John W. ...

Neal R. Kitchens Collection

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Identifier: MSS 80-55
Content Description Neal R. Kitchens (1910 - 1970) was a sheriff of Clay County, NC. He was appointed sheriff while a deputy and was elected to the office in 1942. He served until 1946 and was elected again in 1954. He also owned the Kitchens Lumber Company and the K-Bar Ranch in Hayesville, NC. He also was a member of several public service clubs.

The collection contains a biography and obituary on Kitchens, and an editorial praising his dedication to his job and community, information on his ...