New collection of the Papers of Jimmy Hedges Featured in the New York Times

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May 13, 2016

The art collector James R. Hedges IV has a clear memory of when his father decided to start carving wood again.

“He went out to Southern Appalachia and started meeting other people who were self-taught wood carvers,” Mr. Hedges said. “His life opened up. He fell in love with folk artists — outsider artists — and started collecting their work.”