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Bascom Lamar Lunsford

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 the authorship.
Contents Folder 1 - Letter to Special Collections from Loyal Jones.

Folder 2 - Title Page, Chapter 1, pp 1-9.

Folder 3 - Chapter 2, pp. 10-21.

Folder 4 - Chapter 3, pp. 22-34.

Folder 5 - Chapter 4, pp. 35-51.

Folder 6 - Chapter 5, pp. 52-82.

Folder 7 - Chapter 6, pp. 83-131.

Folder 8 - Chapter 7, pp. 132-171.

Folder 9 - Chapter 8, pp. 172-210.

Folder 10 - Chapter 9, pp. 211-236.

Folder 11 - Chapter 10, pp. 237-246.

Folder 12 - Appendix I, II, III, IV.


  • 1882 - 1974


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Part of the Hunter Library - Special Collections Repository

Cullowhee United States