Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 39: Vertical File


TAGS: Vertical File Guide, vertical file, clipping files; Harlan County, Settlement Schools of the Southern Appalachians (SIA), Appalachia, vertical file topics

The Vertical File Guide is a list of topics to be found in the Vertical File located in the  Archives Room at Pine Mountain Settlement School. 

The Vertical File is held in a file cabinet which contains folders of a varied collection of materials that relate to the School, to Harlan County and to the broader Appalachian region.

The clipping files include newsworthy stories about Harlan County, its towns, as well as collected material about related Settlement Schools of the Southern Appalachians (SIA) and other similar institutions. Largely comprised of newspaper clippings and publications, the collections also contain some primary source material.

NOTE: This material is not available in full text online. The material is found in the Vertical File Cabinet only.


Alpha Sigma Tau

American Friends Service Committee

Appalachia – Political (Includes Harlan County politics)

Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)

Appalachian Heritage (See bibliography)




Artists – Area, general

Artists – Harm, Ray

Artists – Isaacs, Ron

Artists – Johnson, Brett

Authors – Area, general

Authors – Caudill, Harry

Authors – Caudill, Rebecca Ayars

Authors – Cobb, Alice

Authors – Ehle, John

Authors – Goodale, Dora Read

Authors – Hamner, Earl

Authors – Jones, Loyal

Authors – Lyon, George Ella

Authors – Miscellaneous

Authors – Morris, Glyn (Less Traveled Roads)

Authors – Norman, Gurney

Authors – Roberts, Leonard

Authors – Slone, Verna Mae

Authors – Still, James

Authors – Stuart, Jesse

Authors – Whisnant, David

Authors – Wilkinson, Sylvia


Berea College – Area, general

Berea College – Newspaper clippings

Berea College – Publications I

Berea College – Publications II

Bibliographies – Area, general

Bibliographies – Appalachian South

Blacks in Appalachia


Civil War

Coal Miners – Area, general

Coal Mining – Area, general

Coal Mining – Reclamation

Council of the Southern Mountains – Documents, reports

Council of the Southern Mountains – Ephemera

Council of the Southern Mountains – News articles

Council of the Southern Mountains – Addresses, talks

Counties – Bell County

Counties – Clay County

Counties – Harlan County – General

Counties – Harlan County – 1974 Progress Edition (newspaper)

Counties – Harlan County – 1975 Progress Edition (newspaper)

Counties – Harlan County – 1976 Progress Edition (newspaper)

Counties – Harlan County – 1980 Progress Edition (newspaper)

Counties – Harlan County – 1984 Progress Edition (newspaper)

Counties – Harlan County – 1987 Harlan History Heritage (newspaper)

Counties – Harlan County – 1988 Harlan Heritage (newspaper)

Counties – Harlan County – 1989 Harlan Almanac (newspaper)

Counties – Harlan County – 1990 Harlan County Almanac (newspaper)

Counties – Harlan County – 1991 Harlan Heritage VI (newspaper)

Counties – Harlan County – 1992 Kentucky Bicentennial (newspaper)

Counties – Harlan County – Coal & Gas

Counties – Harlan County – Dams, Roads, Trails

Counties – Harlan County – Education Surveys

Counties – Harlan County – Education news articles

Counties – Harlan County – Festivals, Events

Counties – Harlan County – Fires

Counties – Harlan County – Floods (1977)

Counties – Harlan County – Great Depression

Counties – Harlan County – Health and Medical

Counties – Harlan County – Health, Save the Children Fund

Counties – Harlan County – Political (newspaper)

Counties – Perry County

Crafts – Area, General

Crafts- Berea College Crafts

Crafts – Courier-Journal article

Crafts – Craft Horizons – 25th Anniversary issue, June 19, 1966.

Crafts – Newspaper article

Crafts – Southern Highlands Craft Guild

Craftspeople – Bailey, Sarah

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)

Drama – Pennington, Lee, Appalachia My Sorrow, n.d.

Drama – Wheeler, Billy Ed, Shepherd of the Hills, n.d.

Drama – Wilderness Road 

ETSU – Center for Appalachian Studies

Environmentalism, General

Environmentalism – Animals (Fauna)

Environmentalism – Education

Environmentalism – Fish

Farm, Farming

Fauna – Kentucky, General

Fauna – Birds, Miscellaneous

Fauna – Insects

Film – Harlan County USA

Film – Miscellaneous

Film – Stranger With a Camera

Flora – Miscellaneous

Flora – Forests, logging

Flora – Trees

Frontier Nursing Services (FNS) – General

Frontier Nursing Services (FNS) – Publications I

Frontier Nursing Services (FNS) – Publications II

Frontier Nursing Services (FNS) – Newspaper articles

Geology – Area, general

Kentucky – Area, general

Kentucky – Eastern, general

Kentucky – Eastern, Parks and Recreation

Kentucky – General, Education

Kentucky – General history

Kentucky Humanities Council

Kentucky – Rivers

Kentucky – Tourism

Kentucky Women

Lend a Hand Society

Lesson Plans

Libraries (Appalachia related)

Mountain Eagle Newspaper


Musicians – Area, general

Musicians – Ritchie, Jean

Musicians – Sexton, Lee

Native American

Pine Mountain Community/Harlan County – People

Pine Mountain Settlement School – Area, General

Pine Mountain Settlement School – Environmental (newspaper)

Pine Mountain Settlement School – General interest, events (newspaper)

Pine Mountain Settlement School – General interest, people (newspaper)

Pine Mountain Settlement School – History

Photography – Area, general

Publications – Appalachia, Land of the Sky (history, NC)

Publications – Appalachia, Science in the Public Interest

Publications – Gratton, Harley

Publications – Antioch College

Publications – Archives of Appalachia

Publications – Citizen’s Appalachia

Publications – Newsletter of the Center for Appalachian Studies and Series (ETSU)

Publications – Highland Highlights 

Publications – University of Kentucky – Appalachian Center [MOVED]


Religion – Commission on Religion in Appalachia

Religion – Harlan County [Move to Harlan Co.]

Religion – Kentucky, general

Rural Skills

Restoration, Preservation

Settlement Institutions of the Southern Appalachians (SIA)
**Note: Not all institutions listed fall within the SIA

SIA – Kramer, Loren, report

SIA -Alice Lloyd College

SIA – Alice Lloyd College – Publications of, I

SIA – Alice Lloyd College – Publications of, II

SIA – Annville Institute

SIA – Berry College

SIA – Bethany Orphanage

SIA – Black Mountain College

SIA – Blue Ridge School

SIA – Buckhorn Children’s Center (Witherspoon College)

SIA – Caney Creek [See Alice Lloyd College]

SIA – Carr Creek Community School

SIA – Cherokee Indian School

SIA – Clear Creek Baptist School

SIA – Crossnore School

SIA – Cumberland College

SIA – David School

SIA – Frenchburg Mission School

SIA – Hazelgreen Academy

SIA – Henderson Settlement School

SIA – Hensley Settlement

SIA – Highlander Folk School – General

SIA – Highlander Folk School – Publications

SIA – Hindman Settlement Scool – General

SIA – Hindman Settlement School – Publications

SIA – Hinton Rural Life Center

SIA – Home Place

SIA – John C. Campbell Folk School – General

SIA – John C. Campbell Folk School – Publications I

SIA – John C. Campbell Folk School – Publications II

SIA – John C. Campbell Folk School – Publications III

SIA – Lees Junior College (Lees-McCrae College)

SIA – Lend a Hand Center

SIA – Living Waters Christian School [not SIA]

SIA – Lotts Creek Community School (Cordia School)

SIA – Madison College

SIA – Morris Folk Craft Cooperative

SIA – Oneida Baptist Institute

SIA – Phi Beta Phi Settlement School

SIA – Pikeville College

SIA – Penland School of Handicraft

SIA – Pleasant Hill Academy

SIA – Quicksand Craft Center, Inc.

SIA – Red Bird Settlement School – General

SIA – Red Bird Settlement School – Publications

SIA – School of the Ozarks

SIA – Stuart Robinson School (The Highland Institution)

SIA – Sunset Gap

SIA – Warren Wilson College (Asheville Farm School )

Southeast Community College

Tennessee Valley Authority

War on Poverty