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Finkelstein describes his family's past, beginning in 1799 in Lithuania and ending with his life in Asheville, North Carolina, as well as some of the history of the Jewish community in Asheville.

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Leo Finkelstein was awarded the title of "Most Memorable" in 1997 at a talent show in Green Tree Ridge.

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An article written by Nancy Brower about the music group "Sanctimonious Seven" that Leo Finkelstein joined when he started learning piano after his retirement from pawnbroking.

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

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A conglomeration of papers Leo Finkelstein 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 Lion's Club and Leo's years serving the military as well as Western Union telegrams, airline and travel ephemera, "Song of the Lions" sheet music, an obituary for Lambkin (pet dog), and various membership and identification cards.

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Information about Sylvia Finkelstein's mother, Rose A. Bein, and her death in 1960. Includes letter correspondence between Leo Finkelstein and friends, records regarding the inheritance, and Rose Bein's admittance to the River Garden Hebrew Home for the Aged.

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An order form for buying Leo's books: Asheville and the Poor Man's Bank.

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Leo and Sylvia Finkelstein's declaration for a natural death instead of life extending by extraordinary means.

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