ANNE PAVEY

STAFF
Teacher (Bear Branch School at Line Fork Settlement) 1920 – 1922

Miss Anne Pavey was a teacher and housemother at the Bear Branch School, Line Fork Medical Settlement, from 1920 – 1922. She was from Chicago, Illinois, and also lived in Frankfort, Michigan.

An article in the 1922 issue of Notes from the Pine Mountain Settlement School describes the beginnings of the Bear Branch School. For three years, Miss Marguerite Butler, an extension worker at Pine Mountain Settlement School, had been traveling the seven-mile trail from the School to Line Fork Settlement to teach sewing to girls at the district school. Her frequent encounters with the people living along the creek allowed the “school women” to be known and trusted and, eventually, a trustee of the district school asked Miss Pettit to provide a teacher for the Bear Branch School. The article continues:

The teacher was promised, and on their part, the neighbors at Line Fork gave land, and logs to build the six-room house; at several workings the men gave their time and the walls were raised. Four workers now live under the cosy [sic] roof of the Line Fork Settlement, and all the world comes to their door. Miss Pavey brings her experienced, gather all the way from Chicago to Constantinople, to bear on the problems of [the students].

 The other three workers in 1922 were Miss Ann Ruth Medcalf, “the only public health nurse in Letcher County,” Miss Mabel Mumford, who was studying at the University of Chicago, so “that next year may mean more to the children at her school,” and Miss Lena Swinerton, “the housekeeper at the Log Cabin.”

Title

Anne Pavey

Identifier

ANNE PAVEY

Creator

Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY

Alt. Creator

Ann Angel Eberhardt ; Helen Hayes Wykle ;

Subject Keyword

Anne Pavey ; Pine Mountain Settlement School ; Line Fork Settlement ; Bear Branch School ; Ann Ruth Medcalf ; Mabel Mumford ; Lena Swinerton ; housekeepers ; Log Cabin ; University of Chicago ; public health nurses ; Pine Mountain, KY ; Harlan County, KY ; Line Fork Settlement, KY ; Chicago, IL ; Constantinople, Turkey ; Frankfort, MI ; Letcher County, KY ;

Subject LCSH

Pavey, Anne.
Pine Mountain Settlement School (Pine Mountain, Ky.) — History.
Organizations, social service — Line Fork Settlement.
Harlan County (Ky.) — History.
Education — Kentucky — Harlan County.
Rural schools — Kentucky — History.
Schools — Appalachian Region, Southern.

Date

2013-12-04

Publisher

Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY

Contributor

n/a

Type

Collections ; text ; image ;

Format

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

Source

Series 9: Staff/Personnel

Language

English

Relation

Is related to: Pine Mountain Settlement School Collections, Series 9: Staff/Personnel

Coverage Temporal

1920 – 1921

Coverage Spatial

Pine Mountain, KY ; Harlan County, KY ; Line Fork Settlement, KY ; Chicago, IL ; Frankfort, MI ; Letcher County, KY ; Constantinople, Turkey ;

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 Anne Pavey ; clippings, photographs, books by or about Anne Pavey ;

Acquisition

n/d

Citation

Pine Mountain Settlement School Institutional Papers

Processed By

Helen Hayes Wykle ; Ann Angel Eberhardt ;

Last Updated

2013-12-04 hhw ; 2013-12-07 aae ;

Bibliography

Sources:

Notes from the Pine Mountain Settlement School. I.7 (March 1922): 3 – 4. Print.

PMSS Staff Database. Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY. Internet resource.