Pine Mountain Settlement School
PH: RUTH SHULER DIETER ALBUM
The PH: Ruth Shuler Dieter Album is a photograph album is a small collection of photographs of the Pine Mountain Settlement School boarding school days. It was donated to the PMSS Collections by Ruth Shuler Dieter, who was a student at Pine Mountain from 1937-1940 during the Boarding School days, and bookkeeper and teacher for two additional years.
The album captures the many activities of the School under the direction of Glyn Morris, the administrative head of the institution. The photographs are not the work of Ruth Shuler, but a collection of photographs she gathered during her years at the School. Many of the images are from the Harmon Foundation Stills that were part of a documentary film made by Ray Harmon at Pine Mountain Settlement School in 1941. The film highlighted the Cooperative Education program at the institution and provided images and narrative that documented the history of the School.
The years at Pine Mountain were formative ones for Ruth who maintained a life-long involvement in the School and returned late in her life to help steer the institution as a member of the School’s Board of Trustees. There are ample accounts in the archive of the valuable work she accomplished as a member of the Board and as a friend of the School.
A full biography of Ruth Shuler Dieter may be found here. It describes her early work as a “pack horse librarian,” a student health worker, a star in the School’s production of HMS Pinafore, and many other activities while enrolled at the School and later as a member of the School’s staff.
Series 19: Students
Series 09: Staff/Personnel
Series 05: Administration – Board of Trustees
Student 1937 – 1940
Bookkeeper 1942 – 1943; Country Dance Teacher 1942 – 1944
Initiator of Alumni Relations Board 1970s
Representative of the Alumni Relations Board to the Board of Trustees 1980s; Honorary Trustee
GALLERY: PH: Ruth Shuler Dieter Album
RUTH SHULER Biography