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  • Tags: Harry Finkelstein

107_cd1_07_leocli_M.pdf
A newspaper clipping about Leo Finkelstein's life after he retired and a brief overview of his career as a pawnbroker.

107_cd1_04_father.jpg
A photograph of Leo Finkelstein's father in front of a car.

107_03_05_Scrapbooks_02_Photocopies_M.pdf
A conglomeration of papers Leo collected over his lifetime, from newspaper clippings about a bookmobile and his father's death to letters from the Buncombe County library. It includes pictures from the Asheville Lions Club and Leo's years serving the…

107_01_22_24_Correspondence_JewsInAsheville_Autobiography_M.pdf
Description of Jewish life in Asheville at the start of the 20th century. Leo begins with his family history in Russia and explains how his father came to America after a series of unfortunate events.

107_01_21_Speech_UNC_HistoryClass_1998_0321_M.pdf
Leo Finkelstein's family has it roots in Lithuania, but his father had to flee after hitting a Russian soldier on the head. After living in various countries, he settled in Asheville according to the advice of a doctor and opened up a pawnshop on…