Guide to the Pat Stout photographs of Robert Bradshaw,

Summary Information

Title: Pat Stout photographs of Robert Bradshaw,
Collection: AC.1112
Extent: 1.5 linear feet (1 medium flat box)

The collection consists of six large portraits of Robert Lee Bradshaw with his harmonica on the campus of Appalachian State University. The photographs were taken as part of an interview for the 1976 Appalachian State University Annual, the Rhododendron.

Creator: Stout, Patrick

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert Lee Bradshaw (1893-1983) was a farmer and musician noted for his performances on harmonica around the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina during the 1970s. Raised in the community of Patterson in Caldwell County, Bradshaw learned to sing and play from his father, Seth Benjamin Bradshaw (1866-1946), a Baptist minister. Bradshaw served in World War I and returned to home to work on the family farm, the 1920 Census lists his occupation as "soldier." He married Marcie Caroline Bentley (1907-1990) on October 20, 1929. The couple had three children: Grady Robert Bradshaw (1930-1986), Lester Milton Bradshaw (1932-2010), and Lucy Mae Bradshaw (1936-2011).

The photographs in this collection were taken by Pat Stout to accompany an interview with Bradshaw which can be found on page 8 in the "People" section of the 1976 Appalachian State Year Book, the Rhododendron. Patrick "Pat" Stout was an Appalachian State student (Class of 1979) and worked as a photographer for the yearbook.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of six 16"x20" black and white photographs of Robert Bradshaw taken by Pat Stout.


The photographs are all contained in one large flat box.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. An appointment for research is recommended. The Dougherty Reading Room is located on the 4th floor of Belk Library in Special Collections.

Acquisitions Information

The collection was donated by John Craft and Pat Stout, December 2014.

Processing Information

Processed by Trevor McKenzie, November 2016.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.1112: Robert Bradshaw photographs by Pat Stout, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608.