Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 09: Biography – Staff
GLADYS HILL Correspondence Part 2
GLADYS HILL Correspondence Part 2
July 16, 1940 – January 28, 1952
TAGS: Gladys Hill, Glyn Morris, teachers, Arthur W. Dodd, William D. Webb, Radford (VA) College, Burton Rogers, Dorothy Nace, Fern Hall Hayes
CONTENTS: GLADYS HILL Correspondence Part 2
 July 16, 1940
[unsigned] to Hill in Richmond, KY: Relaying message from Glyn Morris, Director, that teachers should arrive during Youth Guidance Institute (Aug 24 – 31) or on Sept 5th.
 Aug 17, 1940
Hill to Morris: “Papa passed away last night.” Will return to school as early as possible.
 Aug 21, 1940
Hill to Morris: Appreciates Morris’s call; Arrival information.
 n.d. Memorandum: Miss Hill is engaged to teach for school year 1941-42; terms of employment.
 Aug 7, 1941
[unsigned] to Hill, c/o Mrs. Clyde J. Adams, Tappahannock, VA: Arrive at school on Aug 28 for teachers’ meeting and school opening; “Fresh airers” presented “Sleeping Beauty” dramatization.
 Aug 26, 1941
Hill to Morris: Arrival plans; “I spent a week visiting coops in New York City and Philadelphia…Wait until you see the July issue of Consumers Cooperation magazine!”
 Feb 28, 1942
Morris via Western Union to Mr. Charles Wegener, Whispering Sands, Sarasota, FL: “Regret trouble for you, Hill decided visit sister. Deeply grateful.”
 Mar 1, 1942
Hill in Richmond, KY, to Morris: Hill’s plans to visit Bradenton Beach, FL, for 2 weeks.”I am feeling much better. I am taking treatments this week and will get two weeks of sunshine.”
 Mar 7, 1942
Hill to Morris: Describes recuperation in Florida; thanks Morris for all his help.
 Mar 13, 1942
Don W. Hill to Morris [handwritten]: Thanks Morris for “being so kind to Gladys. We appreciate the fact that you took her to see Dr. (Clark) Bailey….”
 Aug 24, 1942
Hill in Tappahannock, VA, to [Arthur] Dodd: Thanks “Dodd” for card and letter with news; will teach math class. [059a] Page 2: Ordering samples of new texts.
 Aug 24, 1942
Hill in Richmond, KY, to Dodd: Order more copies of “Useful Mathematics” by Dunn, Allen, Goldthwaite and Potter.
 April 11, 1942
Morris to Hill: Contract with PMSS for Hill to teach September 1, 1942 – May 31, 1943; Salary terms. Signed by Hill, Evelyn K. Wells (Chairman of Personnel Committee), and Morris.
1943 & 1945
 April 20, 1943
[William D. Webb (Acting Director) to Hill: Contract with PMSS for Hill to teach September 1, 1943 – May 31, 1944; terms of employment. Signed by Hill, Evelyn K. Wells (Chairman of Personnel Committee, and Webb.
[063, 063a] Aug 16, 1943 [letterhead: Mrs. Clyde J. Adams, Richmond, VA]
Hill to Webb: Thanks Webb for the news; will arrive with Helen Kingsbury.
 Aug 19, 1943 [letterhead: Mrs. Clyde J. Adams, Richmond, VA]
Hill to Webb: Arrival plans; forwarding address: c/o Mrs. J.C. Frazier, Buffalo, WV.
[065, 065a] Aug 6, 1945
Postcard: “Edgar Allan Poe Shrine, Richmond, VA.”
[reverse side of postcard] Hill to Dorothy Nace: Thanks Nace for letter; arrival date.
 Aug 16, 1947
[unsigned] to Hill: Asks if Hill will give up her room to Miss Lanier [Ruby Lanier].
 Aug 19, 1947
Hill to Nace: Thanks Nace for bus ticket and letters; gives permission to move her belongings to accommodate Miss Lanier ; keys ; bookcase previously owned by Vera Hackman ; Lois Finn and Mrs. Bishop [Birdena Bishop] donated 2 bookcases. Thanks to Mr. [H.R.S.] Benjamin, Director, for his letter; arrival plans.
 Aug 19, 1947
[unsigned] to Hill: Arrival dates for Miss Christensen, Miss Merrill, Mr. Nichols.
[069a, 069] Aug 23, 1948
[069a] Page 1: Hill in Richmond, VA, to Mr. Benjamin: Staying with sister and family; will visit Alice Cobb at Huckleberry Mountain; …IMAGE OF REVERSE SIDE OF 069a IS MISSING.
 Page 2: Arrival date; Had dinner with Lucille Christian McKinney, Pine Mt. graduate, George McKinney, husband, and Helen Fresce ; all 3 are Berea graduates. George McKinney works for the Federal…[069b – reverse side of page 2]…Reserve Bank in Richmond, VA; Helen Fresce teaches weaving at R.P.I. [Rochester Polytechnic Institute].
 Aug 24, 1948
Hill to Nace: Leaving for visit with the Cobbs at Huckleberry Mt; then to Pine Mt.
Christmas Vacation Memorandum: Miss Hill’s schedule; will be charged board of $5.00 for the week she is staying during the vacation period.
 June 7, 1949
Hill to Mr. Benjamin: Hill requests statement from W. B. Walker that Hill taught in high school at Campton, KY, during 1928-1929 school year; asks that PMSS send copy from her file to Miss Louise Combs, Frankfort, KY., and Mr. Cawood.
 June 9, 1949
Hill to Burton Rogers, Director: In order to get her life certificate for teaching in KY public schools, Hill requests that a statement from W. B. Walker that Hill taught in high school at Campton, KY during 1928-1929 school year be sent from her file to Miss Louise Combs and Mr. Cawood. Margaret Motter is sending recommendation for 1929-30, 1930-31; indicating that Hill taught 3 consecutive years after graduation. [073a] Cannot locate Mr. Walker.
 July 4, 1949
Hill at Radford (VA) College to Burton Rogers: Attending a small college for a month; observing teaching of 5th and 6th grades in the McGuffey Elementary School and taking a course in methods. [074a] Page 2: Asks to arrive at PMSS early instead of returning to Richmond.
[074b] Miss Combs has not returned my certificate yet.
 July 7, 1949
[unsigned, possibly Burton Rogers] to Hill at Radford (VA) College: PMSS staff updates concerning Miss Binford, Sally (?), Ida Cornett (hospital staff); Hill’s room will be in Laurel House with Miss Parker; Hill can work for her week’s vacation stay at PMSS by serving as Laurel House hostess to visitors and supervising kitchen workers (Janice, Mona Sue, Marjorie Harris, Delphia Baker); Mrs. Holsinger, housemother; Miss Ruby; Miss Davis; work will begin on West Wind hospital ; Heid, Lonnie, and J.A. at Boys House with Hobart ; the Tuckers ; Brit ; Junior Boggs ; Mr. and Mrs. LaRue ; hope to sell milk to Chappell Dairy in Baxter ; installed a milking machine ;
 July 10, 1949 : [letterhead seal: “Radford College Women’s Div. of V.P.I, Radford, VA”]
Hill to Burton Rogers: Thanks Burton for a letter; agrees to live and work in Laurel House;
[076a] Page 2: Hope Miss Binford can return. [076b] Page 3: Hill confirms that she will be a paid worker for August; glad to have attended Radford; Travel plans. [076c] Page 4; Hill sorry that she will miss seeing the Rogers family.
 July 12, 1949
Burton Rogers to Hill in Radford, VA: Staff updates: Ida Cornett, Sally, Miss Binford; Hill’s work assignments; Dorothy Nace has been given a Standard Elementary Certificate for Kentucky.
 July 1950
Fern Hall Hayes (Secretary to Mr. Rogers) to Hill in Richmond, VA: Needs to know the length of term of schooling that teachers and staff are taking so that Dr. Hutchins (board member) will “make the proper adjustment in helping them financially.”
 Aug 14, 1950
Hill to Mr. Rogers: Hill is taking two courses; child development and language arts; arrival plans ; will stay overnight with the Arnys ; [079a] Page 2: Hopes to get back to her “Laurel House abode” soon; Cawood wrote Hill that she has been placed tentatively at Pine Mt.
Burton [Rogers] to Arthur Dodd at Columbia University, NY: Asks Dodd to meet Hill en route to PMSS.
 Aug 17, 1950
Burton Rogers to Hill: Charlene Lewis Wilder was placed tentatively at Turkey Fork school; arrival of Georgia (Ayers) Dodd and Mr. Dodd; Dodd may be able to meet Hill in Radford en route to PMSS to avoid bus travel.
Hill at Eastern State College, Richmond, KY, to Mr. Rogers: Hill hopes her report book is correct; used (Hayes) Bunch’s adding machine to check it; Mr. Pope also checked the work; Hill registered for 6 hours in education and nutrition; ran into Geraldine, who is working, and Hoyd who hopes to continue his pre-med course.
1951 & 1952
 June 6, 1951
Burton Rogers to Hill at Eastern State College in Richmond, KY: Hayes Bunch found the error in the report book; updates on Dorothy (Nace), President Hutchins (Berea College & PMSS Board Member), Jess and Robert who mow the lawns.
 Jan 28, 1952
Hill to Mr. Rogers: Lists her education from 1928 through 1951.
CHARACTER SKETCH OF A WORKER by Lois Collins, Co-op – Description of Miss Hill as a teacher.