Guide to the Hiddenite Center, Inc. Records, 1985-1986

Summary Information

Title: Hiddenite Center, Inc. Records, 1985-1986
Collection: AC.592
Extent: 0.02 linear feet (2 folders)

This collection is Folklife Resource sheets of fieldwork conducted 1985-1986 by Doug DeNatale and Mary Cenne Mcdonald of skills of people in the area. Not all forms are filled in completely.

Creator: Hiddenite Center, Inc

Biographical/Historical Note

The Hiddenite Center, Inc. is a folklife and cultural arts educational and exhibition center located in Hiddenite, North Carolina. A three-story Victorian house (built around 1915-1920 formerly known as Lucas House) has been restored to house galleries and offices. The Center is designed to afford experiential opportunities for Western North Carolina and serves as a prism to capture the energies contained within the area.

Scope and Contents

In 1985-1986, Doug De Natale and Mary Cenne McDonald completed fieldwork for the Hiddenite Center, Inc. in a Folklife Resource survey. From the forms, people interviewed possessed varying skills and talents - from splitting shingles to quilting to mountain music-making. The reason for this survey is unknown, but there seems to be many talented people in the area of Hiddenite, North Carolina.


Since not all sheets are dated with year, the sheets were left in the original order as found.

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 Lucy A. Powell of Hiddenite, North Carolina, November 28, 1995. Accession number AC.2002.052

Processing Information

Processed by Anita Elliott, March 2013. This collection was processed 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.592: Hiddenite Center, Inc, Hiddenite, North Carolina Records, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Records, 1985-1986 ACSC_Box 17, Folders 23-24