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Roscoe W. Smith Memoirs

 Collection — Box: J (Small Collections)
Identifier: AppMs-619
The Roscoe W. Smith Memoirs consist of two typed manuscript reminiscences of Smith. One manuscript was written by John Bryans. Bryans had a summer home on Phillips Knob Road (formerly Fire Tower Road) near Burnsville, N. C., where he came to know Smith, who was a neighbor. The other manuscript was written by Robert W. Ritzmann (whose wife was Bryans’ cousin), who based his account on visits he made to Bryans’ summer home. Ritzmann later presented his account of Smith as part of his storytelling presentation at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee.


  • 2001-2002


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply.


0.05 linear feet (in one folder)

Method of Acquisition

Robert W. Ritzmann donated "Roscoe" on May 1, 2002, accession number 2002-052. John Bryans donated "Adventures with Roscoe" on June 20, 2003, accession number 2003-044.

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Ned Irwin and opened for research in May 2007.
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of Appalachia Repository

PO Box 70295
344 J.L. Seehorn Jr. Rd.
Johnson City TN 37614 USA