ESTHER AND FRED J. BURKHARD Collections Guide

Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 09: Biography – Staff/Personnel
Fred and Esther Burkhard 

ESTHER AND FRED BURKHARD Collection Guide

  1. FRED J. BURKHARD Biography
  2. ESTHER WELLER BURKHARD Biography

PMSS CORRESPONDENCE

The correspondence collections of Esther and Fred Burkhard are located under the individual until their departure from Pine Mountain Settlement School, unless the material is shared by the couple. The materials that are most frequently shared are the photographs. However, ephemera such as clipping files, publications produced by Pine Mountain Settlement School, and publications that are from other sources are also aggregated under the two former staff members, in the Esther and Fred Burkhard Collection.

During the years that Fred and Esther were at Pine Moutain Settlement School, the correspondence specific to Fred Burkhard is found under Fred and the correspondence specific to Esther Weller Burkhard is found under Esther. This correspondence centers on the hire of the two professionals and correspondence with the Director and staff at the Pine Mountain Settlement School. Following the marriage of Fred and Esther, the bulk of the correspondence is arranged by year and includes the personal correspondence of both Fred and Esther and correspondence addressed to the two Burkhard.  Correspondence with staff and students is linked in the profiles of the individual staff and students. 

  1. FRED J. BURKHARD PMSS Correspondence
    Material is found in the Personnel files processed by Berea and places o microfilm at Berea College. BOX

     

  2. ESTHER WELLER BURKHARD PMSS Correspondence
    Material is found in the Personnel files processed by Berea and places o microfilm at Berea College. BOX

  3. ESTHER WELLER AND FRED BURKHARD Personal Correspondence [Listed by Year and post PMSS]

The collection of correspondence designated as personal correspondence has been gathered under ESTHER WELLER AND FRED BURKHARD Personal Correspondence and includes letters, postcards, Christmas greetings from friends of the Burkhards who have Pine Mountain connections. The collection does not constitute a comprehensive collection of the family correspondence, but only that which relates to Pine Mountain Settlement School

MEDIA

  1. ESTHER WELLER BURKHARD 2000 Oral History Interview was taken at Laurel House. 1 cassett. HF 90 min. [Not transcribed]
  2. CD duplicate of 1938  film  FRED J. BURKHARD and Friends in the Grand Cayman Islands 1938

PHOTOGRAPHS AND NEGATIVES

The photographs gathered by Esther and Fred Burkhard and their family are many and cover their Pine Mountain year as well as later visits to the School and photographic images shared by their friends and former students. Also included are photographs taken by the Burkhard’s daughter Elanor. The photographs cover from c. 1930s to the present.  Work is ongoing to determine duplicates within the PMSS holdings as well as within the Burkhard collection. The photographic material has been grouped under the headings below to allow for better access to ths large body of photographic material. One film created on a trip to the Caymen Islands by Fred Burkhard is also included here.

  1. ESTHER WELLER AND FRED BURKHARD Photograph Negatives
  2.  1. BURKHARD PHOTOGRAPHS Pine Mountain Settlement School (loose photographs, including Red Album)

                A.  BURKHARD PHOTOGRAPHS  People
                B.  BURKHARD PHOTOGRAPHS  Dance
                C.  BURKHARD PHOTOGRAPHS  Buildings
                          1. LAUREL HOUSE I Fire
                D.  BURKHARD PHOTOGRAPHS  Misc
                          1. BURKHARD Centennial Celebration 2013
                          2.  BURKHARD Alumni Reunions
                          3.  BURKHARD Campus Visits (Elanor Burkhard)

    3.  FRED J. BURKHARD and Friends in the Grand Cayman Islands 1938
    4.  BEREA COLLEGE PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM (Fred Burkhard) 
              [* Donated to Berea College Archive by PMSS Archive, May 2019]

    5.  FRED J. BURKHARD Indian Artifact Collection (See Collection)

Again, many of the photographs duplicate images held in other collections at Pine Mountain Settlement School. These duplicates have been included with the Fred and Esther Burkhard materials to enrich the identification associated with similar photographs in the Pine Mountain Settlement School collections. The duplicates often provide identifications that are missing in other albums and collections. Very often the inscriptions on the reverse of the photograph identify time, place and individuals. This identifying information has been transcribed and associated with the photograph when it appears. (See examples below.)

When the item is not identified by date or location or person, it has been placed in “miscellaneous” photographs. Occasionally materials have been found in the Burkhard donation that are more appropriately removed and placed with an associated individual or collection, such as the Berea College Years Photo Album (see below). Occasionally duplicate material has been recorded but not fully annotated in the Burkhard collection. 

With the permission of the family, the small album, Berea College Years Photo Album has been donated to and forwarded to Berea College where Fred Burkhard went to college. The photographs in this particular album cover Fred’s years at the college and do not contain images or reference to Pine Mountain Settlement School. Contact Berea College for access to the Berea College Years Photo Album.

INDIAN ARTIFACT COLLECTION

The Indian Artifact Collection of Fred J. Burkhard is a combination fo material gathered in the fields and surrounding cliffs near Pine Mountain, as well as specimen donated by his friends and several pieces that were purchased.  Today it is housed in the collections of the Environmental Education program at the School and joins related material in the William Hayes Collection and other staff. 

     
FRED J. BURKHARD Indian Artifact Collection

EPHEMERA

ESTHER AND FRED BURKHARD Ephemera Related to PMSS (List)

      1. PMSS Brochures
      2.  PMSS Programs
      3.  PMSS NOTES
      4. MISC. 

ESTHER AND FRED BURKHARD Newspaper Clippings Related to PMSS

ESTHER AND FRED BURKHARD Book Donations

1.  Adams, Ansel.  Yosemite and the Range of Light, Introd. by Paul Brooks, Boston: New York Graphic Society (Little, Brown and Company, Second Printing), 1979.

2.  Still, James.  Way Down Yonder on Troublesome Creek: Appalachian Riddles and Rusties. Pictures by Janet McCaffery, New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1974

3. Giles, 

ESTHER AND FRED BURKHARD Paintings, Drawings and Photographs Donations

1. Brunner, Cecil. Photograph of Aunt Sal’s Cabin
 2. Spelman, John III.  [framed] Cabin, watercolor.   c. 1939. (18″ x 15″ framed) (c. 13″ x 10.5″ unframed) See John A. Spelman III.

See Also:

ARTHUR W. DODD

CHARLES HOLLINS Correspondence Images and contents of letters & cards to the Burkhards, 1979-2001, from Hollins, a former PMSS classmate.

CLYDE EDWARD ENIX 
WILLARD EARL ENIX Student
ENIX Family

ESTHER WELLER BURKHARD Biography
ESTHER WELLER BURKHARD Correspondence

ESTHER AND FRED BURKHARD Photographs Centennial 2013 Celebration 
ESTHER AND FRED BURKHARD Photograph Negatives Students, Staff, Dance, Sports

FRED J. BURKHARD Biography
FRED J. BURKHARD Correspondence

FRED J. BURKHARD and Friends in the Caymen Islands 1938
FRED J. BURKHARD INDIAN ARTIFACT COLLECTION

JOHN A. SPELMAN III

 LAUREL HOUSE I Fire

FERN HALL HAYES staff
WILLIAM HAYES Staff