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A newspaper clipping explaining the struggles of Asheville's first pawnshop after getting loans became significantly easier.

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This Asheville Citizen-Times article featuring Leo Finkelstein reports on the life of a pawnbroker, including bizarre items (such as a stuffed bear), rich clients who pay interest just to keep their winter coats safe over the summer, con artists, and a minister who scraped by pawning his Bible every Monday and retrieving it every Saturday evening.

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A conglomeration of papers Leo Finkelstein collected over his lifetime.

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A record of Leo Finkelstein's financial statements, what he held in his pawnshop, the interest he charged, and the worth of the items.

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Miscellaneous memorabilia including Leo Finkelstein's involvement in the Valley of Asheville Brethren, his epistolary book Letters from Leo, and a Q & A about pawnbroking.

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This scrapbook contains numerous photographs, greeting cards, event programs, newspaper clippings, membership cards, and other ephemera. It also documents Leo Finkelstein's involvement in the Asheville community, especially as a member and exalted ruler of the Elk's Lodge. He was also part of the Jewish organization B'nai B'rith and a dedicated member of the Beth Ha-Tephila congregation.

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