Inventory of the Kenneth Woltz Badgett, Collector, Papers, 1900-2001

Collection Number 4692

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Manuscripts Department, Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Collection Information


Contact Information:
Manuscripts Department
CB#3926, Wilson Library
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27515-8890
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Email: mss@email.unc.edu
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Processed by
Roslyn Holdzkom
Date Processed
March 1994
Encoded by
Matthew Turi
Date Encoded
May 2004

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Descriptive Summary

Repository
Southern Historical Collection
Creator
Badgett, Kenneth Woltz.
Title
Kenneth Woltz Badgett, Collector, Papers, 1900-2001
Call Number
4692
Extent
About 1,200 items (2.0 linear feet)
Abstract
Kenneth W. Badgett of Dobson, Surry County, N.C., collected these materials. The collection includes 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 house in Dobson, ca. 1900. Hamlin 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.
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Administrative Information

Restrictions to Access
No restrictions.
Provenance
Received from Kenneth Woltz Badgett of Dobson, N.C., in June 1993 (Acc. 93084) and June 2001 (Acc. 98964).
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Kenneth Woltz Badgett, Collector, Papers #4692, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
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Online Catalog Headings

These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online catalogs.

African American boys--Societies and clubs.
Boy Scouts of America--History.
Boys--Societies and clubs.
Devotion (Surry County, N.C.).
Dobson (N.C.)--Social life and customs.
Family--Social life and customs--North Carolina.
Fiddlers--North Carolina.
Folger, Alonzo Dillard, 1888-1941.
Folger family.
Folger, John Hamlin, 1880-1963.
General stores--North Carolina--History--20th century.
Hamlin family.
Hamlin, Stephen Crawley, 1869-1936.
Homosexuality--United States.
Merchants--North Carolina--History--20th century.
Reynolds family.
Scouting--United States--History.
Surry County (N.C.)--Social life and customs.
W. E. Reid Company (Dobson, N.C.).
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Biographical Note

Kenneth W. Badgett of Dobson, Surry County, N.C. is the collector of these papers.

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Collection Overview

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. Folger family materials include a bound memorial address for Alonzo Dillard Folger (1888-1941) of Dobson, N.C., who was a lawyer 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 house in Dobson, ca. 1900. Hamlin 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. The bulk of these files are comprised of materials, 1999-2001, primarily newspaper clippings and some pamphlets, that broadly address the topic of the Boy Scouts and homosexuality. A smaller group of materials on this topic dates back as far as 1913 and includes, "Guiding the Adolescent" by D. A. Thom, M.D., a 1933 pamphlet issued by the Children's Bureau of the United States Department of Labor. 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.

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Organization of Collection

1. Devotion
2. Folger Family
3. Hamlin Family
4. W. E. Reid Company
Addition of June 2001

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Detailed Description of the Collection

1. Devotion, 1992 and undated.

2 items.
Arrangement: by type.
Included is a photocopy of an application prepared by Kenneth W. Badgett in 1992 and submitted to the Survey and Planning Branch of the State Historic Preservation Office, North Carolina Division of Archives and History, to initiate consideration of the Long Creek Lodge at Devotion, Surry County, N.C., for nomination to the National Registry of Historic Places. Devotion was the estate of Richard J. Reynolds, Jr., and Elizabeth Dillard Reynolds. The Reynolds's built Devotion between 1930 and 1939 for entertaining and farming. Also included is a corn meal bag from the mill at Devotion.
   Folder 1

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2. Folger Family, ca. 1900-1950 and undated.

5 items.
Arrangement: by type.
Included is a bound memorial address for Alonzo Dillard Folger (1888-1941) of Dobson, Surry County, N.C., who practiced law in Mount Airy, N.C., and served in the United States Congress from 1939 until his death in an automobile accident in 1941, and four Folger family photographs.
P-4692/1-3: Photographic portraits of John Hamlin Folger (1880-1963), lawyer and legislator of Mount Airy, N.C. Photographs date from around 1930, 1940, and 1950
P-4692/4: Photograph of the Folger house in Dobson, N.C., ca. 1900
   Folder 2
Alonzo Dillard Folger memorial address

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3. Hamlin Family, 1992 and undated.

14 items.
Arrangement: by type.
Included is a photocopy of an application prepared by Kenneth W. Badgett in 1992 and submitted to the Survey and Planning Branch of the State Historic Preservation Office, North Carolina Division of Archives and History, to initiate consideration of the Stephen Crawley Hamlin House at Dobson, Surry County, N.C., for nomination to the National Registry of Historic Places and related correspondence. Also included are photocopies of clippings relating to fiddler Stephen Crawley Hamlin (1869-1936) and photographs as listed below.
P-4692/5: Copy of photographic postcard of Surry County Courthouse, Dobson, N.C., ca. 1910.
P-4692/6: Copy of photograph of Thomas Vestal Hamlin (fl. 1820-1885) of Dobson, N.C., fiddler, farmer, and Surry County Superior Court clerk, ca. 1865.
P-4692/7: Copy of photograph of Sarah Jane Askew Hamlin (fl. 1820-1900), wife of Thomas Vestal Hamlin, ca. 1900.
P-4692/8: Copy of photograph of the family of Stephen Crawley Hamlin (1869-1936) and Martha Davis Hamlin (1872-1956) of Dobson, N.C., ca. 1913. Front row: Tom Hamlin, Wiley Hamlin, Stephen Crawley Hamlin, Martha Davis Hamlin, Martha Hamlin Whitaker (in mother's lap), Mary Hamlin Kidd. Back row: Sid Hamlin, Claude Hamlin, Maude Hamlin Hutchens, Metta Hamlin Riggs, Bertha Hamlin Stanley.
P-4692/9: Copy of photograph of Martha Davis Hamlin and Stephen Crawley Hamlin of Dobson, N.C., ca. 1925.
P-4692/10: Copy of photograph of Stephen Crawley Hamlin with fiddle, Dobson, N.C., ca. 1930.
P-4692/11: Copy of photograph taken at the Edmonds School, Dobson, N.C., ca. 1905. Sid Hamlin is seventh from the left in the third row.
   Folder 3
Application and photocopies of clippings

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4. W. E. Reid Company, 1931 and undated.

About 500 items.
Arrangement: by type.
Included is a photocopy of an application prepared by Kenneth W. Badgett in 1992 and submitted to the Survey and Planning Branch of the State Historic Preservation Office, North Carolina Division of Archives and History, to initiate consideration of the store that housed the W. E. Reid Company, general merchants of Dobson, Surry County, N.C., for nomination to the National Registry of Historic Places and related correspondence. Also included are photocopies of letters, bills, and receipts, chiefly from 1931, relating to the operation of the store; a photocopy of a 1935 employees' 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 W. E. Reid Company building.
P-4692/12: Copy of photograph of the W. E. Reid Company building
   Folder 4
Application
   Folder 5-8
Letters, bills, and receipts
   Folder 9
Employee account book; discount coin

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Additions.

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Addition of June 2001 (Acc. 98964).
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Boy Scouts of America, 1913-2001.
About 600 items.
Arrangement: by type.
Series of extensive research files compiled by Badgett relating to the Boy Scouts of America. Included are materials, primarily newspaper clippings and some pamphlets, that broadly address the topic of the Boy Scouts and homosexuality and date from 1999 to 2001. A smaller subset of materials on this topic dates back as far as 1913 and includes, "Guiding the Adolescent" by D. A. Thom, M.D., a 1933 pamphlet issued by the Children's Bureau of the United States Department of Labor. This addition also includes 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, titled "Scouting Among Primitive Boys" by Ernest E. Voss. There are also materials, including photographs, official brochures, and publications, related to the National Boy Scout Jamboree held at Fort A. P. Hill, Va., in July and August 2001.
   Folder 10-28
Boy Scouts and homosexuality, 1913-2001
   Folder 29
Boy Scouts and minorities, 1950-1966
   Folder 30-33
National Boy Scout Jamboree, Fort A. P. Hill, Va., July-August 2001
P-4692/13-20. National Boy Scout Jamboree: Photographs of religious exhibits
P-4692/21-27. National Boy Scout Jamboree: Photographs of National Scouting Museum exhibits
CCD-4692/1. National Boy Scout Jamboree, Fort A. P. Hill, Va.: 2001 Promotions and Resources
   Folder 34
"Official Report of the 2nd Biennial Conference of Boy Scout Executives," 1922
   Folder 35
"Scouting Among Primitive Boys" by Ernest E. Voss, 1939
   Folder 36
Bound documents gathered by Ernest E. Voss, 1922-1961

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Items Separated

Items separated include photographs (P-4692/1-27 and CCD-4692/1).


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