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"Precious Jewel"
Aug 13, 2013

On July 4, 1941, Dr. W. Amos Abrams brought his recording equipment to the Boone Fiddlers Convention to capture the performances of local musicians. A...

"A Few Words of Explanation"
Aug 7, 2013

"A Few Words of ExplanationOne year, during my senior-graduate course in the History of English Drama, Folklorist Richard Chase came to our campus for...

Snapshot: "The Only True Map of North America"
Jul 30, 2013

A Virginian's map of North America from AC.668: Reverend Doctor Goodridge Wilson Papers. ...

Reverend Doctor Goodridge Wilson Papers
Jul 26, 2013

Above is a find from within AC.668: Reverend Doctor Goodridge Wilson Papers, the paystub of S. A. Roark from the Hassinger Lumber Company in Konnarock...

Robert Calvin Proffit Papers
Jul 9, 2013

For those interested in western North Carolina genealogy AC.198: Robert Calvin Proffit Papers provides many trails to follow in tracing the stories of...

Snapshot: "A Boon[e] to Health"
Jun 10, 2013

Boone Cola advertisement, featuring a label inspired by a lithograph of the famous frontiersman and his hounds. The soft drink was manufactured in Spe...

Snapshot: Edmonton Mitchell
May 24, 2013

"Edmonton Mitchell (1803-1919) Mitchell was 112 years old when the photo was taken in 1917. Thomas Jefferson was President when he was born; Woodrow W...

"Martha Washington Draft"
May 22, 2013

The Appalachian Cultural Musem featured a variety of exhibits focused on the eras, events, vocations, and artforms important in understanding the regi...

Snapshot: Land of Oz
May 9, 2013

Images of the Land of Oz theme park once located on Beech Mountain, North Carolina from AC.500: Appalachian Cultural Museum Records. Left: Land of Oz ...

Shull's Mill Papers
Apr 22, 2013

As processing continues on the Appalachian Cultural Museum Records (AC.500), new collections have emerged from within the museum's wealth of historic ...