ARCHIVE PINE MOUNTAIN SETTLEMENT SCHOOL

For over 100 years Pine Mountain has been focused on enriching lives and connecting people through Appalachian place-based education for all ages.

INDEX TO ARCHIVAL COLLECTIONS

 An in-depth digital look at the ARCHIVE at Pine Mountain Settlement School. The collections include photographs, documents, biographies, objects, video and other materials that describe the institution from its beginnings in 1913 to the present day. Many documents are available in FULL TEXT.
Work is ongoing.

ABOUT THE ARCHIVE

OUR VISION

The Vision of the Pine Mountain Settlement School Archives is to provide a voice that will encourage transformations in our relationship to the cultures of the Appalachian region through access to a unique and extensive body of material about a rural settlement school within the region. The rural settlement school movement and its impact on the people of Eastern Kentucky and the Southern Appalachians is a story that has sometimes been misrepresented, romanticized, or only partially understood. We envision an accessible, deep, vibrant and vital resource that will encourage exploration and collaborative dialogue about the hidden and sometimes contested history of rural settlement schools. We envision a broader dissemination of research materials across all public, private, and federal sectors interested in Southern Appalachian cultures and life. more …

OUR ARCHIVAL MISSION

The Pine Mountain Settlement School archival mission supports the institutional mission and strategic planning goals. Our institutional mission continues a long 105-year history of multiple educational and social enrichment programs centered on the local community and beyond. Once a boarding school with a progressive educational curriculum, Pine Mountain School’s recent educational programming has moved away from residential education to multi-faceted offerings of short-term environmental, cultural, medical, social, agricultural, and art and craft programs and workshops. But, the archive has not moved away from, nor will it move away from, a commitment to Pine Mountain as place and people. more …

To visit the main page for the School click the link below. To access the Archive go to INDEX TO ARCHIVAL COLLECTIONS (also at the top of the page).

PINE MOUNTAIN SETTLEMENT SCHOOL MAIN PAGE

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https://www.pinemtn.org/


WHAT’S NEW! 2018

JUNE 2018

FAMILY

For all the Father’s whose families are represented here — HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!
We hope that in this digital presentation we have been able to share images and accounts that will be of interest to families who have ties to the Pine Mountain valley community in the first two decades of the twentieth century. For example, the Lewis children were among over 100 children who were educated at the School in its very early years and who are now being rediscovered by family through our digital collections. Thank you Ann Angel Eberhardt, co-editor of this website, for starting this family resource and for pulling together the beginnings of our ‘FAMILY’ collections. Check back as new families will be added and new material will continue to grow the many family listings

BROWNING FAMILY

CAUDILL FAMILY

CORNETT FAMILY

CREECH FAMILY

DAY FAMILY

JACKSON FAMILY

LEWIS FAMILY

LEWIS FAMILY Dosha, John Clyde, Rhoda

METCALF FAMILY

NAPIER FAMILY

SCEARSE FAMILY

TURNER FAMILY

GUIDE TO FAMILIES IN PINE MOUNTAIN VALLEY COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY


BLANCHE RANNELLS Our Mountain Neighbors 1924

ETHEL S. NORTON My Dear Everybody Back Home
A new teacher’s arrival at Pine Mountain Settlement and her letter home telling of her new adventure. Her photographs document her trip and stay at the School.

MAY 2018

Explore Harlan County and eastern Kentucky in early news sources, pamphlets, and bibliographies. Learn about early Native Americans, early Pioneers, farming, religion, schools, mining, ancestors, and more.

History of Harlan County

Graves of Unknown Dead on Warrior’s Trail (1922)

Harry C. Batts, Descendent of First Party of White Men Through Gap (1922)

Cumberland Gap and Wilderness Road. Indian Outrages Succeeded by Those of White Bandits (Harpes Brothers)

Indian Tragedy of Mingo Hollow (1921)

Cumberland Gap 1815 – 1861 [Part I]

Cumberland Gap and Vicinity. Fall and Early Winter of 1861, Incidents Recounted By Rev. S. Owsley and Others. [Part II]

Cumberland Gap 1861 – 1862 [Part III]

Pioneer Life at Callaway

Hazard. “Heart of the Coalfields” by Samuel Morse Chewault [c. 1920s]

 Wallins Creek. Red Men Revive Interest in Search for Silver Mine

Health Survey of Harlan County, Kentucky 1932

FARM Harlan County Soil Conservation District 1958, 1960

Bibliography of Harlan County, Kentucky (in process)

MOTHER’S DAY is every day

The Washing

You lay still, Rosie!
I’ll pack the clo’es, and wash ’em down to the branch:
The waters high
And the sun’s right warm, I reckon.

Yes, it’s Sunday,
But what o’ that?

You jes’ lay still. Mind this: That littlum there
He’s got a mother —
I say, he’s got a mother, and her valuation
Hit couldn’t be priced!

Dora Read Goodale
Mountain Dooryards

FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS Mothers, Children, and Family Groups VI 39

FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS Mothers, Children, and Family Groups VI 42


 SEE WHAT’S NEW! ARCHIVE for older featured collections


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COMMENTS & CONTACT

Comments and feedback regarding the material on this website or on the institutional history are welcomed. Comments directly on the website are not enabled.

Please contact office@pinemountainsettlementschool.com or (606) 558-3571 with your inquiries and comments. We welcome your identification of people and activities on our site and, particularly, corrections to the record.


ACCESS GUIDELINES

PMSS ARCHIVE MISSION STATEMENT (extended)


ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

COLLECTION DONATIONS

DONOR AGREEMENT

ORAL HISTORY RELEASE AGREEMENT

LIFE HISTORY FORM

ORAL HISTORY ASSOCIATION – PRINCIPLES AND BEST PRACTICES

POLICIES & PROCEDURES

USE OF IMAGES RELEASE FORM

USE AGREEMENT (Reproduction Request Form)


ABOUT OCR TEXT

Many of the texts included in this site have been automatically generated using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software. In some cases, these texts have not been manually reviewed or corrected.

OCR enables searching of large quantities of full-text data, but it is not 100% accurate. The level of accuracy depends on the print quality of the original publication and its condition at the time of microfilming. Publications with poor quality paper, small print, mixed fonts, multiple column layouts or damaged pages may have poor OCR accuracy.


CITATION OF MATERIALS

Any PUBLIC use of material must properly cite Pine Mountain Settlement School in the following manner:

 “[Identification of Item],” [Collection Name] [Series Number, if applicable]. [date], Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY. [date accessed]


STATEMENT REGARDING PRIVACY

The manuscript collections and archival records in the Pine Mountain Settlement School Collections may contain sensitive and/or confidential information derived from historical archives that may be protected under federal and state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers who wish to publish and users who may share material from the Pine Mountain Settlement School Collections are advised by this notice that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in some collections within the Pine Mountain Settlement School Collections without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. may be a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy if facts concerning an individual’s private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person for which Pine Mountain Settlement School assumes no responsibility.

If you believe that your privacy rights have been invaded please notify the following. 

office@pinemountainsettlementschool.com

OUR PRIVACY POLICY


See INDEX TO COLLECTIONS for an overview of collections and series.