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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…

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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…

Various newspaper clippings about the Asheville Lions Club and its success as a civic club.

More recent photos of Leo's life and family, including pictures of his grandchildren, house, wife, and dog.

A scrapbook of letter correspondence between Leo and his friends in Asheville and photos from the war. An article by David Schulman tells about Leo's status as an unofficial historian of Asheville and the incredible impact he had on the community.

A collection of photos from the Asheville area taken in the early twentieth century. Also includes Leo's short story "I am a Dime" which gives a unique and detailed account of Asheville history from the perspective of a dime.