Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 09: Biography – Staff/Personnel
Series 14: Medical, Health and Hygiene
Grace M. Rood (1897-1988): Nurse & Superintendent of the Infirmary 1936 – 1962
GRACE M. ROOD Correspondence, 1940
TAGS: Grace M. Rood Correspondence, Grace M. Rood, The Kentucky Birth Control League, Southern Conference, Kentucky Conference on Tomorrow’s Children, Glyn Morris, Barry Bingham, President of The Courier-Journal/Louisville TImes, Florence S. Goodwin, Jean B. Tachau
GALLERY – Grace M. Rood Correspondence, 1940
CONTENTS – Grace M. Rood Correspondence, 1940
Feb. 23, 1940 – Jean B. Tachau (President, The Kentucky Birth Control League, Louisville, KY) to Glyn Morris.
Tachau invites Morris to participate in the Kentucky Section of the Southern Conference (an outgrowth of the Conference held in Atlanta in November 1939) to discuss the book “Tomorrow’s Children,” to be held at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, KY, on March 30. Mr. Barry Bingham is Chairman of the KY section. Title of conference: “Mountain Home as the mother herself sees it.”
Feb. 27, 1940 – Morris to Techau
Morris declines taking part in a conference at Brown Hotel due to a schedule conflict. Suggests Miss Grace Rood instead, “who knows the mountain home much better than I do and who would provide, I think, more practical ideas than I could.” Encloses an account of her work.
Mar 1, 1940 – Techau to Morris
Techau thanked Morris for his interest; Hatcher will contact Miss Rood. Mentions having visited PMSS over a year ago and talked with Morris and Rood about “extending our work into your County.” Since then she has corresponded with Mrs. R.E. Baker and Dr. [Howard] Ingling. She feels it is “natural that any discussion of children should raise the questions which child spacing and family limitation seem concerned with.”
Mar 5, 1940 – Barry Bingham (President of The Courier-Journal/Louisville TImes) to Morris
Bingham asks Morris if his name could be included on the list of sponsors.
Mar 17, 1940 – J. Wesley Hatcher, Dept. of Sociology, Berea College, to Miss Rood.
Hatcher sent Rood an outline of the paper on “Tomorrow’s Children,” that he will present at the March 30th Conference. “Your wide acquaintance with the economic, cultural and psychological background of the people of the mountains and your intimate and vital contact with individuals and families qualify you in a very unusual way to lead such a discussion.”
Mar 24, 1940 – Florence S. Goodwin, Louisville, KY, to Miss Rood
Goodwin asks Rood to meet with her after the Conference. Dr. Ingling says he “misses Pine Mountain very, very much.” Distressed to hear that the serving hall [Laurel House I] burned down.
Outline of Hatcher’s paper, “The Mountain Family in Perspective,” pages 1 and 2.
Brochure: “Conference on ‘Tomorrow’s Children,’ November 9, 10, 11, 1939.” Cover and 3 pages.
Introduction, agenda, and program for the Kentucky Branch of Conference on Tomorrow’s Children on March 30, 1940, at Brown Hotel, Louisville, Ky. Included is a list of sponsors.
April 1, 1940 – Bingham to Rood
Barry Bingham, President & Publisher, The Courier-Journal and The Louisville Times to Miss Rood, thanking Rood for the part she “played in making the Kentucky Conference on Tomorrow’s Children so successful.”
April 2, 1940 – Tachau to Rood
Jean B. Tachau, President, The Kentucky Birth Control League, Louisville, KY, to Miss Rood, thanking Rood for her “contribution to the discussion at the Conference on Tomorrow’s Children.
GRACE M. ROOD Biography