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Collection Number: 04692

Collection Title: Kenneth Woltz Badgett, Collector, Papers, 1900-2001

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Size 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.
Creator Badgett, Kenneth Woltz.
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
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.
Provenance
Received from Kenneth Woltz Badgett of Dobson, N.C., in June 1993 (Acc. 93084) and June 2001 (Acc. 98964).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Kenneth W. Badgett of Dobson, Surry County, N.C. is the collector of these papers.

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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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Contents list

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 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

#04692, Series: "1. Devotion, 1992 and undated." Folder 1

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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 #04692, Series: "2. Folger Family, ca. 1900-1950 and undated." Folder 1

P-4692/4: Photograph of the Folger house in Dobson, N.C., ca. 1900 #04692, Series: "2. Folger Family, ca. 1900-1950 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

Alonzo Dillard Folger memorial address #04692, Series: "2. Folger Family, ca. 1900-1950 and undated." Folder 2

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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. #04692, Series: "3. Hamlin Family, 1992 and undated." Folder 2

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. #04692, Series: "3. Hamlin Family, 1992 and undated." Folder 2

P-4692/7: Copy of photograph of Sarah Jane Askew Hamlin (fl. 1820-1900), wife of Thomas Vestal Hamlin, ca. 1900. #04692, Series: "3. Hamlin Family, 1992 and undated." Folder 2

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. #04692, Series: "3. Hamlin Family, 1992 and undated." Folder 2

P-4692/9: Copy of photograph of Martha Davis Hamlin and Stephen Crawley Hamlin of Dobson, N.C., ca. 1925. #04692, Series: "3. Hamlin Family, 1992 and undated." Folder 2

P-4692/10: Copy of photograph of Stephen Crawley Hamlin with fiddle, Dobson, N.C., ca. 1930. #04692, Series: "3. Hamlin Family, 1992 and undated." Folder 2

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. #04692, Series: "3. Hamlin Family, 1992 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

Application and photocopies of clippings #04692, Series: "3. Hamlin Family, 1992 and undated." Folder 3

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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 #04692, Series: "4. W. E. Reid Company, 1931 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

Application #04692, Series: "4. W. E. Reid Company, 1931 and undated." Folder 4

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Folder 7

Folder 8

Letters, bills, and receipts #04692, Series: "4. W. E. Reid Company, 1931 and undated." Folder 5-8

Folder 9

Employee account book; discount coin #04692, Series: "4. W. E. Reid Company, 1931 and undated." Folder 9

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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

Folder 10

Folder 11

Folder 12

Folder 13

Folder 14

Folder 15

Folder 16

Folder 17

Folder 18

Folder 19

Folder 20

Folder 21

Folder 22

Folder 23

Folder 24

Folder 25

Folder 26

Folder 27

Folder 28

Boy Scouts and homosexuality, 1913-2001 #04692, Subseries: "Boy Scouts of America, 1913-2001." Folder 10-28

Folder 29

Boy Scouts and minorities, 1950-1966 #04692, Subseries: "Boy Scouts of America, 1913-2001." Folder 29

Folder 30-33

Folder 30

Folder 31

Folder 32

Folder 33

National Boy Scout Jamboree, Fort A. P. Hill, Va., July-August 2001 #04692, Subseries: "Boy Scouts of America, 1913-2001." Folder 30-33

P-4692/13-20. National Boy Scout Jamboree: Photographs of religious exhibits #04692, Subseries Additions. Addition of June 2001 (Acc. 98964) . Boy Scouts of America, 1913-2001., Folder 30-33
P-4692/21-27. National Boy Scout Jamboree: Photographs of National Scouting Museum exhibits #04692, Subseries Additions. Addition of June 2001 (Acc. 98964) . Boy Scouts of America, 1913-2001., Folder 30-33
CCD-4692/1. National Boy Scout Jamboree, Fort A. P. Hill, Va.: 2001 Promotions and Resources #04692, Subseries Additions. Addition of June 2001 (Acc. 98964) . Boy Scouts of America, 1913-2001., Folder 30-33
Folder 34

"Official Report of the 2nd Biennial Conference of Boy Scout Executives,"  1922 #04692, Subseries: "Boy Scouts of America, 1913-2001." Folder 34

Folder 35

"Scouting Among Primitive Boys" by Ernest E. Voss, 1939 #04692, Subseries: "Boy Scouts of America, 1913-2001." Folder 35

Folder 36

Bound documents gathered by Ernest E. Voss, 1922-1961 #04692, Subseries: "Boy Scouts of America, 1913-2001." Folder 36

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

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