FLORA PATSY HALL CORRESPONDENCE

Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 09: Biography

Series 19: Students

FLORA PATSY HALL Correspondence

Student 1939 – 1944

TAGS:  Flora Patsy Hall; Pat Hall Martin; Pine Mountain Settlement School; Harlan County, KY; student Perry County, KY; Eula Fern Hall; Enoch Hall; Mable Hall; Hall Family; education; Co-op store; Pine Mountain Settlement School Alumni Association; Mutual Broadcasting Company; NBC recording; John C. Campbell Folk School; Leon Deschamp; May Deschamp; Wheaton College; Gladys Morris; Glyn Morris;


The Flora Patsy Hall correspondence is voluminous, as is sometimes the case when students have many years at the school and many succeeding years in which they are active in School affairs, for example as Patsy was in the Alumni Association. Flora Patsy Hall’s record as a student, is, however, unusually large. It contains one of the later and more documented and extensive records of growth as a student at the school.

In the later years of the Boarding School, Glyn Morris and his staff became more and more intent on documenting the progress of students. One reason was Morris’ belief that these records were critical to the educational progress of the student.  But, the other important reason was that students were not graded in the standard manner and in order for records to transfer for additional educational purposes, the “in-house” record keeping had to be comprehensive to satisfy transfer of credits.

Of particular interest are the “Letters Home” in which students in the later years of the boarding school were obligated to report to parents on the progress they were making at the school and the reports were then validated by means of the narrative teacher “record” — the recording of each year of work by her teachers, supervisors, and housemothers. The student “Letters Home” and Evaluations are unique insights into the educational experience and processes at Pine Mountain Settlement School as instituted by Glyn Morris, during his tenure as the Director.

As in many of the student biographies, some of Patsy’s academic records (testing, for example) have not been included in the Correspondence page in order to retain privacy.  Flora Patsy Hall is now in her early 90’s and has given permission to publish most of her school record and correspondence in this online archive of student records and the additional records may be viewed on request.


GALLERY I

Autobiographical Material


GALLERY II

Self-Assessment Letters to Family


GALLERY III

Evaluations – Citizenship, Classroom


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FLORA PATSY HALL  (Biography)

FLORA PATSY HALL CORRESPONDENCE

FLORA PATSY HALL School Records (Restriccted)

SEE ALSO:

FERN HALL  (Hayes)
WILLIAM DAVID MARTIN