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Title: James H. McCune Papers
Dates: 1962-2007 [bulk dates: 2001-2004]
Extent: 3 Hollinger boxes (1.2 linear feet)
Provenance: These files were transferred from University Advancement in June 2010.
Processing: This collection was processed by University Archivist Travis Souther in March 2018.
James "Jim" H. McCune had many different roles in the 32 years that he served with Lincoln Memorial University. Born March 19, 1943 in Memphis, Tennessee, he received a Bachelor of Arts from Lambuth College in 1965. In 1968 he became the Admissions Counselor for his alma mater and served there until 1974. Leaving Lambuth, McCune began his career at LMU that same year. Other positions that he held included Dean of Administrative Services, Director of Special Programs, Vice President for Administration and International Studies, and Assistant Vice President for Constituent Development in University Advancement. He was an active member of the Harrogate community served as Chairman of the Claiborne County Chamber in 2004 and chairman of the tourism commission from 2000-2001. He was awarded the Algernon Sydner Sullivan Award from LMU in 1982. and honored by the City of Harrogate for his "civic pride" in 1994. McCune passed away on June 23, 2006. The James H. McCune Endowed Vocal Scholarship was established in his memory in 2008 and a small memorial garden was dedicated to his memory in May 2009.
Ralph Edmund Stanley, also known as Dr. Ralph Stanley was an American bluegrass artist. Born February 25, 1927 in the Clinch Monutains of Dickenson County, Virginia, he learned how to play the banjo from his mother. Combining his mother's inspiration and his own natural talent, Stanley and his brother Carter formed the musical bluegrass group the Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys in 1946. Their first appearances were on radio stations in the Bristol, Tennessee area and soon became in high demand. Suffering some setbacks during the advent of the rock and roll era, the group was making a comeback when Carter Stanley died of cancer at the age of 41 on December 1, 1966.
In 1976, Stanley was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Music from Lincoln Memorial University from which he became known as "Dr. Ralph Stanley. In 1992, Stanley was inducted into the International Stanley was inducted into the International Bluegrass Hall of Honor. In 2000, was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. One of Stanley's most famous musical works was an Appalachian dirge titled "O Death." Stanley's version was featured in the 2000 film O Brother, Where Art Thou? He later won a Grammy Award for this work in 2002 at the age of 75. LMU held two Tribute concerts for Stanley in 2002 and 2003 with the proceeds of the event endowing a scholarship in Stanley's honor. The Ralph Stanley Museum and Traditional Mountain Music Center opened in Clintwood, Virginia in 2004.
Stanley died on June 23, 2016 from skin cancer.
Ralph Martin Peters:
Born May 9, 1929, Dr. Ralph Martin Peters was a 1944 graduate of LaFollette High School. After graduating from high school, Peters served in the United States Navy during the later part of World War II. He earned a Bachelors degree from Lincoln Memorial University and played on both the basketball and baseball teams. He earned both a Masters and Doctoral Degree from the University of Tennessee. He had a long career in both public and private education. He was a coach at Clinton (Tennessee) High School from 1949-1956 followed by serving as both a professor and administrator at LMU from 1956-1963. He died January 17, 2008. He then moved to Cookeville, TN where he served as Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Education at Tennessee Technological University. He retired from TTU in 1989 after 26 years of service. He once more returned to LMU to serve as Interim President and as a member of the LMU Board of Trustees. He was inducted into the LMU Educators Hall of Fame and the LMU Athletics Hall of Fame.
The Peters legacy lives on as the R. Martin Peters Young Alumnus of the Year Award, the Martin and Lorraine Peters Endowed Scholarship and the Lorraine D. Peters Endowed Nursing Scholarship are awarded each year. The R. Martin Peters Young Alumnus of the Year Award is awarded at the Alumni Banquet during homecoming to an individual who embodies his ideals. Additionally the Martin Peters Endowed Fund for Athletics exists to fund scholarships and other athletic needs.
Oliver Otis Howard Statue: Information surrounding the construction, installation, and dedication of the Oliver Otis Howard Statue here on LMU's Quadrangle in 2003.
Ralph Stanley: Biographical information and documents surrounding the two concerts that Stanley performed at LMU in 2002 and 2003.
Clippings: The Clippings series is arranged in alphabetical order according to the name of the newspaper in which the clipping was originally published. Within each newspaper items are arranged in chronological order. For those articles for which a date was unable to be ascertained, the articles are arranged in alphabetical order according to the name of the author of the article.
Speeches by R. Martin Peters: Born May 9, 1929, Dr. Ralph Martin Peters was a 1944 graduate of LaFollette High School. After graduating from high school, Peters served in the United States Navy during the later part of World War II. He earned a Bachelors degree from Lincoln Memorial University and both a Masters and Doctoral Degree from the University of Tennessee. He had a long career in both public and private education. He was a coach at Clinton (Tennessee) High School from 1949-1956 followed by serving as both a professor and administrator at LMU from 1956-1963. He died January 17, 2008. He then moved to Cookeville, TN where he served as Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Education at Tennessee Technological University. He retired from TTU in 1989 after 26 years of service. He once more returned to LMU to serve as Interim President and as a member of the LMU Board of Trustees. He was inducted into the LMU Educators Hall of Fame and the LMU Athletics Hall of Fame.
Location: C.4.1 - C.4.4
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Jim McCune Papers
Series: Oliver Otis Howard Statue Dedication
Dedication Guest List, 2003
Dedication – Introduction of Rhudy Bell by Nancy Moody, 7 November 2003
Dedication Photographs, 2003
Dedication Program, 7 November 2003
Dedication Speech by Earl Hess, 7 November 2003
Speech about Oliver Otis Howard, [Nancy Moody?], [2004?]
Financial Reports, 2003
Series: Ralph Stanley
Ralph Stanley Biography
Subseries I: Articles in Publications
Strauss, Neil. “Bluegrass: Sunshine, Blue Skies and, Oh Yes, Gloom”. The New York Times, 14 June 2001
Heim, Joe. “The Timeless Ralph Stanley”. Washington Post, 2 July 2001
Tramontana, Gianluca. “Lucinda, Dolly Join Stanley”. Rolling Stone, 20 July 2001
Dates, David. “Constant Sorrow”. The New Yorker, 27 August 2001
Gray, Michael. “Ralph Stanley: Clinch Mountain Sweethearts Review”. Country.com, 10 October 2001
J.T. “The Real Man of Constant Sorrow” Time, 10 June 2002
“Hill Raiser”, Entertainment Magazine, 14 June 2002
Gates, David. “Mountain’s Majesty”, Newsweek, 17 June 2002
Ratliff, Ben. “Under a Spotlight, the Grass Is Still Blue”, The New York Times, 18 June 2002
Hingley, Audrey. "Dr. Ralph Stanley" Cooperative Living, September 2005.
Subseries II: 2002 Ralph Stanley Concert
Del McCoury Band History
Faculty/Student Task Assignments
Meet and Greet
Priority Parking Pass
Program Outline for Bill Landry
Ricky Skaggs Biography
Ricky Skaggs Clippings
Tex Turner Arena
Welcome by Nancy Moody
Subseries II: 2003 Ralph Stanley Concert
Del McCoury Band History, 2003
Subseries III: Clippings About Ralph Stanley
Middlesboro Daily News
“Music industry builds on success of ‘O Brother’ with tour new albums“, 21 June 2002
“LMU Honors Stanley with concert” 18 October 2002
“Ralph Stanley Wins Third Grammy Award”, 26 February 2003
“Concert to benefit Stanley museum”, 24 December 2003
“[Ralph Stanley] Museum work may begin in January”, 24 December 2003
“Dr. Ralph Stanley: the man who made bluegrass popular again”, 21 January 2004
“Honor of all honors: Stanley says museum greatest tribute of career”, 21 January 2004
“Ron Fleming”, [Ralph Stanley concert for museum], 21 January 2004
“To the Editor: Native proud of mountain music, heritage”, 21 January 2004
“Museum won’t just feature Stanley” 28 July 2004
“Bluegrass stalwart delighted to find mainstream success at 75”, 4 August 2002
Downs, Megan. “Dr. Ralph makes a housecall in Carson”, 24 July 2003
Pappenfort, John. “Dr. Ralph and group part of authentic bluegrass Americana”, 24 July 2003
“Ralph, Jim put on an oh-so-good show”, 27 July 2002
“Carson City Music lovers drink in Dr. Ralph Stanley”, n.d.
Subseries IV: Concert Correspondence
Logan, Rebecca. "Ready to make their mark", 1998
Rogers, Jim. “How do we respond to the storms?” 20 June 1997
Sundaram, Karthik. "Make the most of time." 24 May 1998
Ivey, Jennie. "Kathi's death brings us face to face with our own mortality", 24 January 1999
Rogers, Jim. “Those who can’t sit and judge.” 24 March 2006
Eldridge, J.D. "This Joshua had more to do with the moon than the sun", n.d.
Rogers. Jim. “Jim’s Gems: Truth is not a set of rules”, n.d.
Rogers. Jim. “Jim’s Gems: Let go of ‘being right’”, n.d.
Turner, Eddie. “God says it’s okay to grieve – and then move on”, n.d.
Turner, Bronwyn. “Anderson ‘Emotional’ About Education”, n.d.
Knoxville News Sentinel
Davis, Marti. "Speaker swaps pomp for levity at UT commencement." 11 August 1990
Howell, Sherri Gardener. “Next step is yours alone.” 23 May 1998
Robinson, Ronda. “Thoughts on peace, faith, priorities”, 3 March 1999
Hunter, Jeannie F. “Easter is a time of hope, a time of remembrance”, 22 April 2000
“[Jeff] Oliver was dedicated to amateur baseball” 31 May 2001
“Charity begins with neighbors” 24 January 2005
Hughs, Ina. "Rev. Richards leaves grace as his legacy." 25 January 2005
Booker, Robert. “Reunions honor more than class”, 26 September 2006
Hughs, Ina. “What are our major life decisions?”, 28 September 2006
Buchwald, Art. “A goodbye with a song in his heart” 20 January 2007
Hughs, Ina. “Message seems clear in any reading.”, n.d.
Hunter, David. “Then came the call from Marie”, n.d.
Middlesboro Daily News
“Baptist collegiate ministries adds new programs” 18 October 2002
“Schenkenfedler successfully completes Marine Corps training” 18 October 2002
“Colleges form partnership to offer communication arts degree” 24 December 2003
Panama City News Herald
Conklin, Mike. "Sometimes being quiet helps make you a giant: Joe DiMaggio", 28 February 1999
"A salute to those who knew”, 30 May 2004
Ippolito, Mark. “MBA’s Douglas Paschall dies”, 24 December 1994
Wood, Thomas E. “Educator’s love of literature remembered”, 24 December 1994
Ritter, Frank. “Every life is a story and every story is connected”, 24 February 2004
Russell, Fred. “Alumnus Football” 2 November 1968
Allen, William Fletcher "Patriots also must keep the altar fires burning", n.d.
Babb, Martin. “Response”, n.d.
Covey, Stephen. “Team up for a superstar office”, n.d.Lewis, Hugh X. “The senior citizen”, n.d.
Gabhart, Herbert. “Remember what made you successful – and keep doing it!”, n.d.
“Hoyle Lawson services Wednesday.” 2005
McCarty, Bill. “Gunboats and Barbed Wire”, n.d.
McCarty, Bill. “O Captain! My Captain!”, n.d.
Porch, James. “Loss of a friend provides insight about longing for heaven”, n.d.
“Principles of the Republican Party”, n.d.
Van Buren, Abigail. “Dear Abby: When you bury the hatchet, it let you stop wa…”, n.d.
“Yes Virginia: Historic letter to New York Sun worth repeating at Christmas”, n.d.
Council of Graduate Schools - Communicator, March 1987
Higher Education & National Affairs, 1 June 1987
Your Insurance Matters, Summer 1992
Stone Association of Southern Baptists, July 1994
Updated on the Telecommunications Revolution, 1996
Team-Link, August 1998
Gilder Technology Report, n.d.
Series: Speeches and Addresses by R. Martin Peters
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