Pine Mountain Settlement School


Marian Kingman donated the XIX Katherine True Photo Album to the Pine Mountain Settlement School after Katherine True‘s death. In an accompanying letter to Mary Rogers, she provides information concerning Katherine True and the provenance of the album, which Katherine True had titled “Snap Shots of Mountain Trip by Katherine True & Enid Rutledge, June 14-28, 1923.”

“Snap Shots of Mountain Trip by Katherine True & Enid Rutledge, June 14-28, 1923. 

Property of Katherine True.”

*About Katherine True as described by Marian Kingman to Mary Rogers in a letter accompanying the album. “Dear Mary,…I must explain this album. Katherine True was Dean of Girls in the old Academy of Berea College (in which I taught my first 4 years here.) She retired to Pleasant Hill, Tenn. some years ago, and died this last year. Margaret Dizney who also is retired and living in Pleasant Hill, evidently had some responsibility in sorting Kay’s belongings, and so sent me this album. I think it belongs at Pine Mt., and if there is anything of value in it for the mountain room, you will know. These pictures may be duplicated in those already there — but, do whatever you  wish with it…….”


Title Katherine True Album, June 14-28, 1923
Alt. Title “Snap Shots of Mountain Trip by Katherine True & Enid Rutledge, June 14-28, 1923.  Property of Katherine True.”
Creator Katherine True, b. 1910
Alt. Creator Enid K. Rutledge
Subject Keyword Katherine True ; Enid K. Rutledge ; Burton Rogers ; Mary Rogers ; Pine Mountain Settlement School ; education ; Appalachian music ; Appalachian dance ; Progressives ; Hyden, KY. ; Hazard, KY. ; Wooton, KY. ; Chappell, KY. ; Fiddler John ; Aunt Louise ; Berea College ; Lincoln Memorial University ; Cumberland Gap ; Greasy Creek ; Miss McCord ; Pleasant Hill, TN ;
Subject LCSH True, Katherine 1910 – 1974
Rutledge, Enid
KIngman, Marian
Pine Mountain Settlement School — History
Rogers, Mary
Rogers, Burton
Photography — Appalachian Region, Southern
Rural schools — Appalachian Region, Southern
Rural schools — Kentucky — History
Schools — Appalachian Region
Date Date digital:  2008-08-24 ; 2014-11-16 ; Date of original:  1923
Publisher Pine Mountain Settlement School,
Contributor Ann Angel Bissell ; Helen Hayes Wykle
Type Collection ; image
Source Series: PHOTOGRAPHS
Language English
Relation  Marian Kingman ; Mary Rogers ; Berea College
Coverage 1942-2007 ;  Harlan County, Kentucky
Rights Any display, publication, or public use must credit Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, Ky. Copyright retained by the creators of certain items in the collection, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Description Photographs taken by Katherine True and her friend Enid Rutledge while on a visit to Pine Mountain on June 14-28, 1923. Album contains 51 images photographed by Katherine True and Enid Rutledge when the traveled to the School and surrounding area in 1923. Photographs include Jack’s Gap, buildings on the Pine Mountain Settlement School campus, Cumberland Gap monument, people in the Pine Mountain north-side valley.
Acquisition 1923
Citation Pine Mountain Settlement School Institutional Papers
Processed by Helen Hayes Wykle ; Ann Angel Bissell
Last updated  2007-06-26 ; 2007-09-09 ; 2008-08-24
Historical Context
Biography  Katherine True