Creator: Badgett, Kenneth Woltz, collector.
Collection number: 4692
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Abstract: Materials collected by Kenneth W. Badgett of Dobson, Surry County, N.C. Included are items relating to Devotion, the Surry County estate that Richard J. Reynolds, Jr., and Elizabeth Dillard Reynolds built between 1930 and 1939 for entertaining and farming. Folger family materials include a bound memorial address for Alonzo Dillard Folger (1888-1941) of Dobson, who practiced law in Mount Airy, N.C., and served in the United States Congress, 1939-1941; three photographic portraits of John Hamlin Folger (1880-1963), also a lawyer and legislator of Mount Airy; and a photograph of the Folger houseHamlin family materials include photocopies of clippings relating to fiddler Stephen Crawley Hamlin (1869-1936) and copies of photographs of Dobson and of family members. Materials relating to the W. E. Reid Company, general merchants of Dobson, include photocopies of letters, bills, and receipts, chiefly from 1931; a photocopy of a 1935 employee account book; a coin offering the bearer a $1.00 discount on merchandise at the store; and a copy of a photograph, ca. 1935, of the store.The addition of June 2001 contains research files compiled by Badgett relating to the Boy Scouts of America. Most of these materials are newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and other printed matter, 1913-2001, that broadly address the topic of the Boy Scouts and homosexuality. Also included is a file devoted to Boy Scouts and minorities and other more general materials relating to boys and scouting.
Repository: Southern Historical Collection
Collection Highlights: The collection includes items relating to Devotion, the Surry County, N.C., estate that Richard J. Reynolds, Jr., and Elizabeth Dillard Reynolds built between 1930 and 1939 for entertaining and farming. Also included is a file devoted to Boy Scouts and minorities as well as copies of “The Official Report of the Second Biennial Conference of Boy Scout Executives,” 1922, and a thesis, 1939, “Scouting Among Primitive Boys,” by Ernest E. Voss.