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Tina Thompson Masciarelli

  • Buy Haywood Coordinator
  • Great Smokies Review (Contributor)
  • The Laurel of Asheville (Contributor)
  • Plough to Pantry magazine (Contributor)
  • Smoky Mountain News (Contributor)
  • SOFIOL Press – a full service digital media and marketing company (Owner)

Emma Huskey Mashburn and Joel L. Mashburn

  • Asheville and Buncombe County: Once Upon a Time
  • Hominy Valley: The Golden Years
  • Hominy Valley Revisited: A Journey Back to Our Favorite Times
  • Look What You Started
  • Colonial Publishing Company, Owners
  • North Carolina Society of Historians (Awards for several books)


Robert Matthews

  • Bethel the Beautiful (Song Writer)
  • New York Office of State History (Public Historian)
  • Smithsonian Institution’s Regional America Series of the Festival of American Folklife (Director)
  • Ozark Folk Center (Folklorist)
  • Established one of the country’s largest regional folklore libraries and archives at the Ozark Folk Center
  • American Folklore Society (History and Folklore Section/Lecturer)
  • Appalachian Journal (Editorial Board)
  • Bruce Buckley Distinguished Lecturer in Cooperstown, New York (2004)
  • Fellows of the American Folklore Society (Inductee)
  • Grammy Award nomination (The Blues: A Smithsonian Collection of Classic Blues Singers)
  • Hoosier Folklore Society (Lecturer)
  • Jimmy Rogers Memorial Association (President)
  • Mid-America Folklore Society (President)
  • Missouri Folklore Society (Lecturer)
  • National Council for the Traditional Arts (Executive Board)
  • New York State Library Association’s Best Research Publication of the Year – 2005 ( Encyclopedia of American Gospel Music )
  • Ozark County - Outstanding Academic Book - Choice Awards -1996
  • Ozark States Folklore Society (President)
  • Ozarks Folklore Society (Lecturer)
  • Songcatcher (Ballad consultant for the movie)
  • Southern Folklore Society (Advisory Board)
  • Stone County Historical Society (President)
  • Uncle Dave Macon Days (Festival Organizer)
  • Who’s Who in Entertainment (1998)
  • The Autograph Album Description of Nineteenth Century New York – Honorable Mention from the University of Chicago Folklore Department

Dr. William Kinneth McNeil-Career and Awards