ANNA ANDERSON

Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 19: Students
Series 09: Staff/Personnel

Anna Anderson

Student 1934-1937
Weaving Teacher 1937-1939


TAGS: Anna Anderson ; PMSS students ; PMSS workers ; weavings ; looms ; coverlets ; Class of 1937 ; Chloe Smith ; Big Laurel Medical Settlement ; Fern Hall Hayes ; The Dyepot and Loom ; Hindman Settlement School ; Mrs. Erwin Gibbey ;


1937 Graduating Class

“1937 Graduating Class,” excerpted from May 1937 Pine Cone. [pmss_archives_pinecone_class_1937.jpg]

A graduating class photograph, a few letters, and the Staff Directory are the only resources found in the PMSS Collections to tell Anna Anderson’s story.

Anna was a student at the Pine Mountain Settlement School from 1934 to 1937. She remained at the School as a staff member, working with Chloe Smith at Big Laurel Medical Settlement, a PMSS satellite service, as a teacher of weaving until 1939. According to Fern Hall Hayes, Anna’s father worked at PMSS as a night watchman.

Fern Hall Hayes also recalled that Anna was encouraged by PMSS Director Glyn Morris to start a business, but that the endeavor was unsuccessful. It may have been “The Dyepot and Loom,” which was a letterhead on her letters beginning in November 1938. As late as February 1939, Glyn Morris asked for a dozen of her woven coverlets to take with him on a publicity tour of New England. He offered to get orders for her during his travels.

The Staff Directory indicates that she was also known as “Mrs. Erwin Gibbey” and her last known address was Frederick, Maryland.


See also: ANNA ANDERSON CORRESPONDENCE


Title

Anna Anderson

Alt. Title

Mrs. Erwin Gibbey

Identifier

ANNA ANDERSON

Creator

Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY

Alt. Creator

Ann Angel Eberhardt ; Helen Hayes Wykle ;

Subject Keyword

Anna Anderson ; Mrs. Erwin Gibbey ; Pine Mountain Settlement School ; PMSS students ; PMSS workers ; weavings ; looms ; coverlets ; Class of 1937 ; Chloe Smith ; Big Laurel Medical Settlement ; Fern Hall Hayes ; The Dyepot and Loom ; Hindman Settlement School ;

Subject LCSH

Anderson, Anna.
Pine Mountain Settlement School (Pine Mountain, Ky.) — History.
Harlan County (Ky.) — History.
Education — Kentucky — Harlan County.
Rural schools — Kentucky — History.
Schools — Appalachian Region, Southern.
Hand weaving — Appalachian Region — History.

Date

2014-11-03

Publisher

Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY

Contributor

n/a

Type

Collections ; text ; image ;

Format

Original and copies of documents and correspondence in file folders in filing cabinet

Source

Series 09: Staff/Personnel

Language

English

Relation

Is related to: Pine Mountain Settlement School Collections, Series 09: Staff/Personnel

Coverage Temporal

1937-1938

Coverage Spatial

Pine Mountain, KY ; Harlan County, KY ; Big Laurel, KY ; Hindman, KY ; Frederick, MD ;

Rights

Any display, publication, or public use must credit the Pine Mountain Settlement School. Copyright retained by the creators of certain items in the collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Donor

n/a

Description

Core documents, correspondence, writings, and administrative papers of Anna Anderson ; clippings, photographs, books by or about Anna Anderson ;

Acquisition

n/d

Citation

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

Processed By

Helen Hayes Wykle ; Ann Angel Eberhardt ;

Last Updated

2014-11-03 hhw ; 2015-08-17 aae ;

Bibliography

Source

PMSS Staff Directory, 1913-present. Pine Mountain Settlement School Institutional Papers. Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY. Internet resource.

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