Pine Mountain Settlement School
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Birdena Bishop Scrapbook Collection Guide
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BIRDENA BISHOP Scrapbook Collection Guide
BIRDENA BISHOP SCRAPBOOK COLLECTION GUIDE is a partial list of the large collection of ephemera found within a SCRAPBOOK belonging to Birdena Bishop, who worked as a housemother, teacher, and on a community study from 1940 to 1946. Some items are provided here fully digitized, while others are only listed.
“A Philosophy of Freedom,” talk by B. Bishop for 1942 Commencement at Pine Mountain Settlement School. [4 pages]
1941 Guidance Institute newsletter.
B. Bishop talk for the Upper Division Women’s Assembly, Berea, KY., March 28, 1942. [News release “Alumnae Speak to Students.” accompanies copy of talk. ]
B. Bishop, Phelps Stokes Chapel Talk, Berea College, KY. March 29, 1942.
Letter from J. Wesley Hatcher, April 6, 1942, regarding Bishop’s talks at Berea.
B. Bishop talk for the Underprivileged Child Committee, and accompanying notes. n.d. [1942 ?]
19-page Booklet: “Historical Resume of Evarts. The Community Church, Black Mountain Academy, 1942. Presented at the Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration, November 8-9, 1942.” Contains a history of Black Mountain Academy, established in 1892, brief biographies of Helen Disney, William H. Clem, John Alden Turner, Dr. George C. Vincent, Rev. and Mrs. Eugene H. Rainey, James A. Cawood, D.G. Frisby, and others.
Ephemeral item: Co-op Share coupon. [1 item]
Ephemeral item: John Spelman III print of mountain cabin on green paper. [1 item]
Program for: “Family Portrait: A Play in 3 Acts by Lenore Coffee and William Joyce Cowen,” performed by students at PMSS and directed by Glyn Morris. c. 1941 or 1942. [2 pages]
Ephemeral item: Invitation to party at Far House, December 1941, from E. Smith. [1 item]
Financial Comparison for years 1921-22 Through 1939-40 at Pine Mountain. [1-page table].
Program for musical play “H.M.S. Pinafore“ at PMSS. [2 pages]
Miscellaneous Correspondence. “Ste. Teresa Quote,” and Letters from Marion F. Peabody.
Ephemeral item: Piano Recital, Monday, May 18, 1942. Includes Evelyn Harris, Marbeth Peters, Joyce Blair, Mary Sue Baker.
Flyer: Silver Jubilee. Twenty-fifth Anniversary Pine Mountain Settlement School, Harlan County, Kentucky 1913-1938. Program for Benefit Performance Monday Evening, November 21, 1938, Town Hall, New York. Evening of entertainment planned by staff and students.
Excerpts from New York Herald Tribune, May 3, 1935: “Folk Dancers Here From Kentucky Are Cheered By Festival.” Reviews an earlier Pine Mountain performance by students in New York. [1 page]
“Pine Mountain Settlement School. Student Government Rules, September 20, 1940.” [1 page]
“Requirements for Full Citizens.” Rules and suggestions for good citizenship at PMSS. [1 page]
“Table Etiquette.” “Dining room rules.” “Never, never, never put your knife into your mouth.”…etc. Also includes “Rules for Waiting Tables.” [4 pages] *See also: TABLE MANNERS, 1921 for comparison.
Dance program for Thanksgiving Ball, Nov. 28. 1940. Napkin.
Program for “Tomfoolery” play. 1940 edition. “Bigger and Better Than Ever,” says the program. 1940. [2 pages]
Program: “The Moonstone: A Mystery Play in Three Acts.” May 5, 1944. [2 pages]
BIRDENA BISHOP (Biography)
Map of Community Residents 1934 – 1942 (Created by Birdena Bishop)
PINE MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY STUDY [Berea College archives]
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