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111_tape82_LauraEdmisten_1973_06_09M001.pdf
Loura Edminstin was born in Beech Creek, NC in 1894 and had 13 siblings in her family. She lived in Watauga and Avery County throughout her life.

Ms. Edminstin discusses her childhood including the topics of politics, school, and church. She…


111_tape75_Mr&MrsGLRichards_1973_06_12M001.pdf
Mrs. Richards was born March 5, 1902 in Silverstone, NC where she was raised on a farm. Mr. Richards was born in Caldwell County in 1897. He worked many different jobs including sawmilling and carpentry.

Mr. and Mrs. Richards recall their…


111_tape71_CKNorris_undatedM001.pdf
C.K. Norris was born in 1891 in Meat Camp, North Carolina where he grew up on a farm.

Mr. Norris talks mostly about growing up on the farm, such as raising crops and livestock. His family would haul their produce to Lenior, Hickory, and Morganton…


111_tape83_JamesEdwards_1973_06_12M001.pdf
James Edwards was born in Bladwin, North Carolina in 1890 where he grew up on a farm. His occupations included painting and carpentry. Mr. Edwards built his own house in 1912 in West Jefferson.

Mr. Edwards spends a large portion of the interview…


111_tape78_WalterSouth_1973_06_12M001.pdf
Walter South was born in Watauga County, North Carolina in 1899 on a small farm.

Mr. South's interview is mostly about his childhood and his memories from when he was younger.He talks briefly about Tamarack's history and his grandfather being one…


105_vol11_1913_1001_1913_1231R.pdf
Entries from these dates cover Greene’s daily activities. He describes his trips to church, to the market, and to visit his friends. Friends named include H.L. Laurence, Professor W.Y. Perry, and J.C. Davis. Greene also frequently wrote about the…


105_vol12_1914_0101_1914_0331R.pdf
Entries in this diary range from January 1, 1914 through March 31, 1914. These entries are a more poetic approach than that which was taken in Greene’s earlier diaries. His entries give insight into his church life, his work, political debates of the…


105_vol13_1914_0401_1914_0630R.pdf
Diary entries range from April 1, 1914 through June 30, 1914. These entries are quite often about the weather on that specific day, and the work that can be done. Greene also frequently writes about the church, the sermons, pastors, bible studies,…


105_vol14_1914_0701_1914_0930R.pdf
These diary entries are from July 1, 1914 through September 30, 1914. The diary is based around the actions and thoughts of Andrew Jackson Greene. He wrote about work on the farm, Fourth of July festivities and the details of church life. He also…


105_vol19_1915_1213_1916_0312R.pdf
Diary entries from this diary are from December 13, 1915 through March 12, 1916. In this diary many of the entries are about the weather, Appalachian Training School, and Church. He wrote about a new program that he started at the school called the…


105_vol31_1919_0318_1919_0719R.pdf
This diary includes daily entries from March through July 1919. In this diary Greene wrote about his work at Appalachian Training School, the weather, the church events, and members of the community. At this time, Greene was living and working in…


105_vol34_1919_1009_1919_1206R.pdf
This diary contains daily entries from October 9 through December 6, 1919. This is the diary of Andrew Jackson Greene, where he recorded his thoughts and opinions about things that happened to him during the day, as well as his work at Appalachian…


105_vol36_1920_0205_1920_0323R.pdf
This diary includes daily entries from February 5 to March 23, 1920. Many of these entries are about Andrew Jackson Greene’s work at Appalachian Training School. He seemed to be struggling to find the time to get everything done in the first few…


105_vol37_1920_0324_1920_0731R.pdf
This diary includes daily entries by Andrew Jackson Greene. These entries are from March 24 through July 31, 1920. In each entry he talks about the weather, church members, visiting his neighbors, and the work he does around the house. He also takes…


105_vol38_1920_0801_1920_1124R.pdf
This diary includes daily entries from August 1 through November 24, 1920. Greene wrote each day about the things he did that day, the weather, the church, and his work. He also included his visits with neighbors such as W.W. Campbell, R.A. Thomas,…


105_vol39_1920_1125_1920_0127R.pdf
This diary includes daily entries from November 25, 1920 through January 27, 1921. Greene wrote daily about the weather, the work at his school, and the workings of the church. Familiar places mentioned include Willowdale, Oak Grove, Boone, Mabel,…


105_vol40_1921_0128_1921_0412R.pdf
This diary includes entries from January 28 through April 12, 1921. Greene wrote daily about the local churches, his work as a teacher at Appalachian Training School, the weather, and his travels. Dr. Dougherty was a key leader for school, Greene…


105_vol41_1921_0413_1921_0630R.pdf
This diary contains daily entries from April 13 through June 30 1921. In this diary, Andrew Jackson Greene continues his daily writings about his everyday life. He includes information about the weather, his work at Appalachian Training School, the…


105_vol43_1921_0826_1921_1113R.pdf
This diary contains daily entries by Andrew Jackson Greene on a range of subjects such as weather, church, school, community events, and travel. The diary contains entries from August 26 through November 13, 1921. Greene travels to a multitude of…


2012_045_1895_1125.pdf
This is a letter from Emma Baker Martin to her aunt Betty Kirby Eller. The letter mentions a photo that Emma says she includes in the envelope, but said photo is not present. Emma talks about butter, when she received her regular package of butter,…


2012_045_1895_1117.pdf
This is a letter from Emma Baker Martin to her aunt Betty Kirby Eller. This brief letter discusses how Betty does not need to send any butter to Emma because she already is being sent some from someone else. Emma writes that she is about to go to…
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