Guide to the Blowing Rock Historical Society Records, 1985 - 2012

Summary Information

Title: Blowing Rock Historical Society Records, 1985 - 2012
Collection: AC.210
Extent: 4.25 linear feet (1 half-sized manuscript box, 4 audiocasette boxes, 2 CD boxes)
Abstract:

Blowing Rock Historical Society Records consist of interviews of residents of the long-standing tourist town Blowing Rock, North Carolina. The Blowing Rock Historical Society regularly conducts regular oral history interviews of Blowing Rock citizens. Subjects vary from growing up during the 1940s through 1970s, architecture, various church histories, bohemian culture, businesses, and family histories.

Creator: Blowing Rock Historical Society

Biographical/Historical Note

The Blowing Rock Historical Society is a member-based organization with the goal to protect and preserve the historic heritage of Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Chartered in 1985, the organization is a non-profit [501 (c)(3)] agency that meets five or six times a year, and hosts various events each year. It operates the Blowing Rock Museum, leads educational events, conducts regular oral history interviews of Blowing Rock residents, and publishes a quarterly newsletter.

Scope and Contents

The Blowing Rock Historical Society's oral histories illustrate the cultural wealth found in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Located in southwestern Watauga County and north Caldwell County, Blowing Rock was chartered and incorporated on 11 March 1889. Prior to incorporation, Fort Rollins, a Civil War outpost, was located there. The Bolick, Coffey, Estes, Greene, Hayes, and Storie families first settled Blowing Rock in mid-1800s. Blowing Rock has been a resort town since the 1880s with several hotels opening such Watauga Hotel (1884), the Green Park Hotel (1891), the Blowing Rock Hotel (1899), and Mayview Manor (1922). Wealthy industrialists, such as Moses Cone, built grand second home estates in Blowing Rock's surrounding areas. By the 1950s, Blowing Rock developed an artist community as well.

Arrangement

This collection is organized into three series by format: Series I: Documents; Series II: Audiocassettes; and Series III: User Copies.

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. Release forms have been obtained from the majority of interviewees as noted below within the Audiocassette Series.

Acquisitions Information

Jeff Norris of the Blowing Rock Historical Society donated this collection in 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2012. The 2012 addition was accessioned as AC.2012.071. It was opened to the public in March 2007.

Processing Information

Processed by Kathryn Staley, March 2007; Encoded by Kathryn Staley, March 2007, revised 2008; Updated in 2012 and 2013 by Anita Elliott. Minor revisions made in 2014 by Cynthia Harbeson. This collection was reprocessed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.210: Blowing Rock Historical Society Records, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Series I: Documents, 1996-2012 

Series Description

Series I: Documents includes release forms and interview transcriptions.

  Box Folder

Release forms, 2008-2012 

1 1

Klutz, Sonny - Interview Transcription, 1996 

1 2

Moose, Phillip - Interview Transcription, 1996 

1 3

Sherrill, Frank - Interview Transcription, 1997 

1 4
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Series II: Audiocassettes, 1985-2012 

Series Description

Series II: Audiocassettes is organized alphabetically by interviewee's last name, with subjects filed alphabetically following the interviews. Interviewees who have signed release forms have that information noted by their name. These audiocassettes are originals. See Series III for available user copies of these materials.

  Box Item

Louise W. Absher [release form], September 13, 2012 

2 1

Pat & Patsy Beard [release form], October 22, 2004 

2 2

Peggy Bissette [release form], August 6, 2008 

2 3

Shirley Blackwell, July 30, 2006 

2 4

Jean Rumple Bodvena, August 28, 2003 

2 5

Glenn Bolick [release form], September 18, 1997 

2 6

Glenn Bolick [release form], July 31, 2005 

2 7

Naomi Bolick [release form], October 13, 2005 

2 8

Claire Boyce [release form], August 14, 2004 

2 9

Brantz, Rennie (Camp Catawba), February 4, 2007 

2 10

Lena Brooks [release form], November 4, 1997 

2 11

Kirby Brown [release form], September 20, 2010 

2 12

Wade Brown, February 16, 1997 

2 13

Jerry Burns, March 9, 2000 

2 14

Jerry Burns [release form], December 2, 2007 

2 15

Kent Church, September 12, 1997 

2 16

Beaulah Coffey, November 2002 

2 17

Betty Moody Coffey, [release form], October 2, 2007 

2 18

Georgia Coffey and Paul Coffey (1 of 2), November 15, 1997 

2 19

Georgia Coffey and Paul Edward Coffey (2 of 2), November 15, 1997 

2 20

Glenn Coffey, September 1996 

2 21

Thelma Coffey [release form], October 2005 

2 22

Tommy Cooke [release form], May 30, 2002 

2 23

John Cooper, August 21, 2002 

2 24

Margaret Cowden, undated 

2 25

Allen Craig, April 18, 2005 

2 26

Ola Craig, undated 

2 27

Stella Dobbins, October 2, 2003 

2 28

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Dulaney Interview I (1 of 2) [release form], July 28, 2003 

2 29

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Dulaney Interview I (2 of 2) [release form], July 28, 2003 

2 30

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Dulaney Interview II (1 of 2) [release form], July 31, 2003 

2 31

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Dulaney Interview II (2 of 2) [release form], July 31, 2003 

2 32

Paul Fogleman [release form], April 11, 2008 

2 33

Marion and Mary Craig Ford, September 25, 2003 

2 34

James Fort [release form], September 23, 2003 

2 35

Sonny Foster, September 24, 2003 

2 36

Edward Fuller [release form], April 9, 2009 

3 1

Jose I. Fumere (1 of 2), September 12, 2004 

3 2

Jose I. Fumere (2 of 2), September 12, 2004 

3 3

Sara Sellers Golini, August 24, 2006 

3 4

Mary Goodwin [release form], October 3, 2000 

3 5

Betty Green [release form], September 13, 1997 

3 6

Pete Greene, September 10, 2006 

3 7

Pug Greene (1 of 2) [release form], September 26, 2004 

3 8

Pug Greene (2 of 2) [release form], September 26, 2004 

3 9

Susie Greene, October 6, 2002 

3 10

Kyle Grove [release form], April 10, 2011 

3 11

Martha Guess [release form], September 26, 2006 

3 12

Sarah Hallmark, August 7, 2003 

3 13

Rush Hamrick [release form], September 5, 2007 

3 14

Chris Hartley [release form], September 25, 2011 

3 15

Helen Hartley, November 18, 1996 

3 16

Sonny Klutz, September 8, 1996 

3 17

Tom and Ruth Klutz [release form], March 4, 2003 

3 18

Carter Lentz, October 11, 2000 

3 19

Ralph E. Lentz, June 27, 2004 

3 20

Anna Boyce Rankin Lineberger [release form], October 11, 2000 

3 21

Harry C. Martin (1 of 2), September 16, 2001 

3 22

Harry C. Martin (2 of 2), September 16, 2001 

3 23

Anna Weedon Mayberry [release form], September 19, 2003 

3 24

Anne McBryde [release form] and Ginny Yates, September 11, 2003 

3 25

Betsy McClure [release form], undated 

3 26

Cobb Milner III, December 4, 2005 

3 27

Max Moody, November 13, 2001 

3 28

Philip Moose, October 11, 1996 

3 29

Margaret Mordecai [release form], September 2, 2003 

3 30

Margaret Mordacai, October 19, 2004 

3 31

Grady Moretz [release form], August 15, 2003 

3 32

Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Norris [release form], September 7, 2003 

3 33

Barbara Page, September 10, 1996 

3 34

Kim J. Rogers [release form], August 28, 2012 

3 35

Frank Sherrill [release form], August 14, 1997 

3 36

Ginny Stevens [release form], January 22, 2003 

4 1

Nelson Storie, November 10, 1996 

4 2

Helen Telekamp [release form], undated 

4 3

Ruby and Boby Walters [release form], undated 

4 4

Anne Whisnant, October 26, 2008 

4 5

Tom Whyte, February 15, 2009 

4 6

Barbara Wright [release form], May 15, 2002 

4 7

BRHS Meeting with Luther, Church, Allen Craig, Jean Clawson, Bernie Greene, Carter Lentz [release form] (1 of 2), February 7, 1999 

4 8

BRHS Meeting with Luther, Church, Allen Craig, Jean Clawson, Bernie Greene, Carter Lentz [release form] (2 of 2), February 7, 1999 

4 9

Chorals, 1985 

4 10

Flat Top Manor Symposium I, September 28, 2007 

4 11

Flat Top Manor Symposium II, September 28, 2007 

4 12

Flat Top Manor Symposium III, September 28, 2007 

4 13

History of Medicine in Blowing Rock, February 18, 2001 

4 14

Melungeons, September 8, 1997 

4 15

Mt. Bethel Cemetery Stroll I, June 29, 2003 

4 16

Mt. Bethel Cemetery Stroll II, June 29, 2003 

4 17

Pat 1990 Farmhouse, Choral - No New Tunes - Battle Hymn, 1990 

4 18
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Series III: User copies, 1985-2012 

Series Description

Series III contains user copies of the audiocassettes on CDs, arranged alphabetically by interviewee last name, followed by subjects, organized alphabetically. Dates listed are the date of the original interview, not the date the cassette was digitized.

  Box Item

Absher, Louise W., September 13, 2012 

5 1

Beard, Pat & Patsy, October 22, 2004 

5 2

Bissette, Peggy, August 6, 2008 

5 3

Blackwell, Shirley, July 30, 2006 

5 4

Bodvena, Jean Rumple, August 28, 2003 

5 5

Bolick, Glenn (Disc 1 of 2), September 18, 1997 

5 6

Bolick, Glenn (Disc 2 of 2), September 18, 1997 

5 7

Bolick, Glenn, July 31, 2005 

5 8

Bolick, Naomi, October 13, 2005 

5 9

Boyce, Claire, August 14, 2004 

5 10

Brentz, Rennie (Camp Catawba), February 4, 2007 

5 11

Brooks, Lena (Disc 1 of 2), November 4, 1997 

5 12

Brooks, Lena (Disc 2 of 2), November 4, 1997 

5 13

Brown, Kirby, September 20, 2010 

5 14

Brown, Wade (Disc 1 of 2), February 16, 1997 

5 15

Brown, Wade (Disc 2 of 2), February 16, 1997 

5 16

Burns, Jerry (Disc 1 of 2), March 9, 2000 

5 17

Burns, Jerry (Disc 2 of 2), March 9, 2000 

5 18

Burns, Jerry, December 2, 2007 

5 19

Church, Kent (Disc 1 of 2), September 12, 1997 

5 20

Church, Kent (Disc 2 of 2), September 12, 1997 

5 21

Coffey, Beaulah, November 2002 

5 22

Coffey, Betty Moody (Disc 1 of 2), October 8, 2007 

5 23

Coffey, Betty Moody (Disc 2 of 2), October 8, 2007 

5 24

Coffey, Glenn, September 1996 

5 25

Coffey, Georgia and nephew Paul Coffey (Disc 1 of 3), November 15, 1997 

5 26

Coffey, Georgia and nephew Paul Coffey (Disc 2 of 3), November 15, 1997 

5 27

Coffey, Georgia and nephew Paul Coffey (Disc 3 of 3), November 15, 1997 

5 28

Coffey, Thelma, October 2005 

5 29

Cooke, Tommy, May 30, 2002 

5 30

Cooper, John, August 21, 2002 

5 31

Cowden, Margaret (History of Blowing Rock Community Club), undated 

5 32

Craig, Allen, April 18, 2005 

5 33

Craig, Ola, undated 

5 34

Dobbins, Stella, October 2, 2003 

5 35

Dulaney, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Interview I (Disc 1 of 3), July 28, 2003 

5 36

Dulaney, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Interview I (Disc 2 of 3), July 28, 2003 

5 37

Dulaney, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Interview I (Disc 3 of 3), July 28, 2003 

5 38

Dulaney, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Interview II (Disc 1 of 2), July 31, 2003 

5 39

Dulaney, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Interview II (Disc 2 of 2), July 31, 2003 

5 40

Fogleman, Paul, April 11, 2008 

5 41

Ford, Marion and Mary Craig, September 25, 2003 

5 42

Fort, James, September 23, 2003 

5 43

Foster, Sonny, September 24, 2003 

5 44

Fumero, Jose (Disc 1 of 2), September 12, 2004 

5 45

Fumero, Jose (Disc 2 of 2), September 12, 2004 

5 46

Golini, Sara Sellers, August 24, 2006 

5 47

Goodwin, Mary, October 3, 2000 

5 48

Green, Betty (Disc 1 of 2), September 13, 1997 

5 49

Green, Betty (Disc 2 of 2), September 13, 1997 

5 50

Greene, Pete, September 10, 2006 

5 51

Greene, Pug (Disc 1 of 2), September 26, 2004 

5 52

Greene, Pug (Disc 2 of 2), September 26, 2004 

5 53

Greene, Susie, (History of St. Mary Church), October 6, 2002 

5 54

Grove, Kyle, April 10, 2011 

5 55

Guess, Martha (Disc 1 of 2), September 26, 2006 

5 56

Guess, Martha (Disc 2 of 2), September 26, 2006 

5 57

Hallmark, Sarah, August 7, 2003 

6 1

Hamrick, Rush (Disc 1 of 2), September 5, 2007 

6 2

Hamrick, Rush (Disc 2 of 2), September 5, 2007 

6 3

Hartley, Chris, September 25, 2011 

6 4

Hartley, Helen, November 18, 1996 

6 5

Klutz, Sonny, September 8, 1996 

6 6

Klutz, Tom and Ruth, March 4, 2003 

6 7

Lentz, Carter, October 11, 2000 

6 8

Lentz, Ralph E., June 27, 2004 

6 9

Lineberger, Anna Boyce Rankin, October 11, 2000 

6 10

Martin, Harry C. Tape 1 (Disc 1 of 2), September 16, 2001 

6 11

Martin, Harry C. Tape 1 (Disc 2 of 2), September 16, 2001 

6 12

Martin, Harry C. Tape 2 (Disc 1 of 2), September 16, 2001 

6 13

Martin, Harry C. Tape 2 (Disc 2 of 2), September 16, 2001 

6 14

Mayberry, Anna Weedon, September 19, 2003 

6 15

McBryde, Anne and Ginny Yates, September 11, 2003 

6 16

McClure, Betsy, undated 

6 17

Milner III, Cobb, December 4, 2005 

6 18

Moody, Max, November 13, 2001 

6 19

Moose, Philip (Disc 1 of 2), October 11, 1996 

6 20

Moose, Philip (Disc 2 of 2), October 11, 1996 

6 21

Mordecai, Margaret, September 2, 2003 

6 22

Mordecai, Margaret, October 19, 2004 

6 23

Moretz, Grady, August 15, 2003 

6 24

Norris, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff, September 7, 2003 

6 25

Page, Barbara, September 10, 1996 

6 26

Rogers, Kim J., August 28, 2012 

6 27

Sherrill, Frank (Disc 1 of 2), August 14, 1997 

6 28

Sherrill, Frank (Disc 2 of 2), August 14, 1997 

6 29

Stevens, Ginny, January 22, 2003 

6 30

Storie, Nelson, November 10, 1996 

6 31

Telekamp, Helen (Disc 1 of 2), October 17, 1997 

6 32

Telekamp, Helen (Disc 2 of 2), October 17, 1997 

6 33

Walters, Ruby and Bob, undated 

6 34

Wright, Barbara, May 15, 2002 

6 35

BRHS Meeting. (Panel: Luther Church, Allen Craig, Jean Clawson, Bernie Greene, Carter Lentz. Moderator: Hal Link), February 7, 1999 

6 36

BRHS Meeting. (Panel: Luther Church, Allen Craig, Jean Clawson, Bernie Greene, Carter Lentz. Moderator: Hal Link), February 7, 1999 

6 37

Chorals, 1985 

6 38

Flat Top Manor I (Disc 1 of 2), September 28, 2007 

6 39

Flat Top Manor I (Disc 2 of 2), September 28, 2007 

6 40

Flat Top Manor II (Disc 1 of 2), September 29, 2007 

6 41

Flat Top Manor II (Disc 2 of 2), September 29, 2007 

6 42

Flat Top Manor III, September 29, 2007 

6 43

History of Medicine in Blowing Rock, February 18, 2001 

6 44

Melungeons, September 8, 1997 

6 45

Mt. Bethel Cemetery Stroll I, June 29, 2003 

6 46

Mt. Bethel Cemetery Stroll II, June 29, 2003 

6 47

Pat. 1990. Farmhouse. Choral -No New Tunes -Battle Hymn, 1990 

6 48