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Hasil Adkins papers and music

Identifier: AC-791

Scope and Contents

Inside this collection are printed interviews and oral histories, photographs with negatives, the discography of Adkins, and recorded songs by Hasil Adkins and his happy guitar, from 1955-1994.


  • 1955-1996


All materials are in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room without restrictions.

Biographical Note

Hasil Adkins (April 29, 1937-April 26, 2005) was an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He was born in Boone County, West Virginia, the youngest of ten children. Nicknamed "The Haze," Adkins performed as a one-man band, playing guitar and drums at the same time. He passed away in 2005 in his West Virginia home.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 half-size box)


The Hasil Adkins Papers and Music collection contains printed interviews, photographs, discography, and recorded music of Hasil Adkins, the Wild Man from West Virginia, dated 1955-1996.


The collection is arranged by subject with the audiovisual items at the end of the collection.

Acquisitions Information

Provenance of this collection is unknown. It was accessioned as AC.2000.022.

Processing Information

This was processed by Anita Elliott, February 2014. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.
AC.791: Hasil Adkins Papers and Music, 1955-1996
Anita Elliott
February 2014
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Repository Details

Part of the Appalachian State University Special Collections Repository

218 College Street
Boone U.S.A. - North Carolina 28608-2026 United States
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