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Lunsford, Bascom Lamar, 1882-1973

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: NCpedia WWW site, Jan. 4, 2016 ǂb (Bascom Lamar Lunsford; b. Mar. 21, 1882, Mars Hill, N.C., d. Sept. 4, 1973; performer and collector of folk music and organizer of folk festivals) ǂu

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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...