NORA HOWARD

Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 19: Students
Series 09: Biography

NORA HOWARD, Student 1921-1927


TAGS: Nora Howard ; Harriet Howard ; Hattie Howard ; Howard Family ; John N. Howard ; Pine Mountain Settlement School ; students ; education ; Margaret Jane Jenkins Howard ; Katherine Pettit ; Berea (KY) College ; Boone Tavern ;


“Nora and Harriet Howard.” [kingman_003b.jpg]

Nora Howard was a student at Pine Mountain Settlement School during the Boarding School years from January 3, 1921, until May 27, 1927. Both Nora and her sister, Harriet (“Hattie”) Howard, who later attended Pine Mountain, were born at Partridge, Kentucky, where their father, John N. Howard, worked as a farmer and a miner. Margaret Jane Jenkins Howard, the mother of Nora and Hattie, lived for a time at Wallins Creek, Kentucky, and in 1925 her address was Poor Fork, Kentucky. Later, the family moved to Laurel County, Kentucky, where John Howard farmed.

Nora was born October 13, 1907, at Partridge, Kentucky (a record also shows Cumberland, KY). She was admitted to Pine Mountain in 1921 when she was in the 4th grade. She was first placed on a waiting list but was then accepted. Also in 1921 Nora wrote to Katherine Pettit and appealed to Pine Mountain to allow her younger sister, Harriet, to also attend the School. Katherine Pettit noted that her sister was too young (under 14) to attend at the time. Hattie was finally admitted to join her sister in the Fall of 1922.

Nora first attended Pine Mountain Settlement School in 1921 as a fifth-grader [age 15] and apparently completed grade school in 1923 at age 17. She then attended part of high school, leaving the School for Berea (KY) College in the Fall of 1927. By September of 1927, Nora was writing from Berea College where she was working at Boone Tavern and going to school [?]. She was then 21 years old. Harriet remained at Pine Mountain, but by 1928 her sister Nora was working to enroll her at Berea.

Their records reveal two very bright and socially gregarious girls who established strong connections with the staff at the School, particularly Ethel de Long Zande and Katherine Pettit. The girls sometimes challenged the staff with their curiosity and social interests and their record is the testimony to the struggle of the young women as they asserted their independence from family as well as institutional authority. Their will to succeed is, however, what ultimately remains. Both girls went on to successful careers and lives.


NORA HOWARD – GALLERY


SEE ALSO:

HOWARD FAMILY

HARRIET (“HATTIE”) HOWARD Biography

NORA HOWARD Biography


Title

Nora Howard

Identifier

NORA HOWARD

Creator

Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY

Alt. Creator

Ann Angel Eberhardt ; Helen Hayes Wykle ;

Subject Keyword

Nora Howard ; Harriet Howard ; Hattie Howard ; Howard Family ; Pine Mountain Settlement School ; students ; education ; John N. Howard ; Margaret Jane Jenkins Howard ; Katherine Pettit ; Berea (KY) College ; Boone Tavern ; high schools ; grade schools ; Partridge, KY ; Wallins Creek, KY ; Poor Fork, KY ; Laurel County, KY ; Cumberland, KY ;

Subject LCSH

Howard, Nora, — 1907 – [?]
Pine Mountain Settlement School (Pine Mountain, Ky.) — History.
Harlan County (Ky.) — History.
Education — Kentucky — Harlan County.
Rural schools — Kentucky — History.
Schools — Appalachian Region, Southern.

Date

2016-10-17

Publisher

Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY

Contributor

Elsa Belle Spurlock, Nora Howard’s daughter.

Type

Collections ; text ; image ;

Format

Original and copies of documents and correspondence in file folders in filing cabinet

Source

Series 09; Biography and Series 19: Students.

Language

English

Relation

Is related to: Pine Mountain Settlement School Collections, Series 09: Biography and Series 19: Students.

Coverage Temporal

1906 – 1927

Coverage Spatial

Pine Mountain, KY ; Harlan County, KY ; Partridge, KY ; Wallins Creek, KY ; Poor Fork, KY ; Laurel County, KY ; Berea, KY ;

Rights

Any display, publication, or public use must credit the Pine Mountain Settlement School. Copyright retained by the creators of certain items in the collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Donor

n/a

Description

Core documents, correspondence, writings, and administrative papers of Nora Howard ; clippings, photographs, books by or about Nora Howard ;

Acquisition

n/d

Citation

“[Identification of Item],” [Collection Name] [Series Number, if applicable]. Pine Mountain Settlement School Institutional Papers. Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY.

Processed By

Helen Hayes Wykle ; Ann Angel Eberhardt ;

Last Updated

2016-10-17 hw ; 2017-05-30 aae ; 2017-06-04 aae ;

Bibliography

Source

“Howard, Nora.” Student Records. Series 09: Biography. Pine Mountain Settlement School Institutional Papers. Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY. Archival material.

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