Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 01: HISTORIES
Series 09: BIOGRAPHY – Staff
Series 17: PMSS PUBLICATIONS
The Pine Mountain Story 1913-1980
TAGS: The Pine Mountain Story 1913-1980, guide, Mary Rogers, publicity booklets, PMSS workers, Burton Rogers, PMSS histories
THE PINE MOUNTAIN STORY 1913-1980 Guide
The Pine Mountain Story 1913-1980 GUIDE, provides links to chapters of the comprehensive history of the settlement school written and illustrated by Mary Rogers in 1980. The booklet intended to consolidate the information about the School was distributed to visitors, donors, new hires and students. It was also used as a fundraising incentive.
Mary Rogers was arguably the most appropriate person to write such a comprehensive history of the School as the keeper of the record while acting as volunteer librarian and archivist. An employee of the School for over 50 years, she served first as housemother from 1942-1945, then in a variety of roles — teacher, artist, naturalist, environmental education supervisor, and community outreach worker — and volunteer librarian, Mary was dedicated to promoting the history of the institution until 1983, when she developed cancer and her work was suspended.
Mary Rogers was the wife of Burton Rogers, director of the Pine Mountain Settlement School from 1949 to 1983. Much loved and respected as a couple, each left a distinctive and significant imprint on the School. Burton was a prolific records gatherer and stayed in correspondence with hundreds of former staff, students and members of the Board of Trustees. His records and others, such as the early School Secretary and later Board member, Evelyn K. Wells are reflected in Mary’s historical account.
As a survey of Pine Mountain Settlement School history from the founding of the School until 1980, The Pine Mountain Story 1913-1980 remains a valuable and basic resource in the Pine Mountain Settlement School Collections.
THE PINE MOUNTAIN STORY – CH. I
Chapter I: The Pine Mountain Area Before 1913
THE PINE MOUNTAIN STORY – CH. II
Chapter II: The Early Years of Pine Mountain Settlement School: 1913-1930
THE PINE MOUNTAIN STORY – CH. III
Chapter III: The Boarding High School: 1930-1949
THE PINE MOUNTAIN STORY – CH. IV
Chapter IV: Community School in Co-operation with the County: 1949-1972
THE PINE MOUNTAIN STORY – CH. V
Chapter V: Environmental Education: 1972-
MARY ROGERS – VIDEO
MARY ROGERS CORRESPONDENCE
MARY ROGERS – ORAL HISTORY
PMSS HISTORIES Guide