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  • Tags: Lions Club

107_01_CWilIntro_M.pdf
A memoir of Cratis' life after he moved to Boone and began teaching at Appalachian State. He was very interested in mountain speech, music, and heritage, and taught English, speech, and dramatics. He eventually became an influential administrator of…

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_03_04_PoorMansBank_M.pdf
Leo Finkelstein's account of Asheville in the early twentieth century, how the Jewish community functioned, and pawnbroking during the Depression.

107_03_03_IRememberWhen_M.pdf
Leo Finkelstein's handwritten account of his memories as a part of the Lions Club.

107_03_02_LettersFomLeo_M.pdf
Letters of correspondence between Leo and the Lions Club where he describes his military training. He talks about his daily schedule, his comrades, his longing for home, and his new perspective on life.

107_02_13_Lions_M.pdf
Records from Lions Club meetings from 1998 with tidbits about Leo's health and involvement in the community. It also includes information about Leo's swing band, the Sanctimonious Seven.

107_02_12_History_M.pdf
Various memorabilia from Leo Finkelstein's life, including handwritten letters, flyers, Lions Club and Beth ha-Taphila information, and newspaper clippings.

107_02_04_LionsClub_PawnshopNotes_M.pdf
Papers kept by the Asheville Lions Club that give an account of Leo in his old age.

107_01_20_AshevilleLionsClub_1930_1940s_M.pdf
Looking back into the past, a member of the Asheville Lions Club reminisces on the "good old days" in the 1930s.

107_01_19_Finkelstein_AutobiographyOfJewsInAsheville_1982_M.pdf
Anecdotes about Leo's life growing up in Asheville during the first half of the 20th century. The Jewish Community was very united, and dedicated to observing the Sabbath and dietary laws, and keeping the High Holy Days. Leo enjoyed growing up in the…