HISTORY PMSS Summary 1963-1964

Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 04: HISTORIES
1937-2000 HISTORY PMSS Summaries

HISTORY PMSS Summary 1963-1964

Tags: History PMSS summary 1963-1964, staff, events, number of students, Little School, visiting groups, celebrations, community involvement

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History of the Pine Mountain Settlement School

Staff Members:

Alvin Boggs  Recreation and Community Worker
Matthew Boggs, Night Watchman
Lucile Boggs, Laurel House
Ruth Boggs, Supervisor of Laurel House and Guest House
Cora Lee Campbell, Teacher, 5th & 6th Grades
Gerna Campbell, Teacher, 9th & 10th Grades, Principal
Fern Cornett, Laurel House
Jess Cornett, Maintenance
Marianna Conley, Secretary
Vernon Conley, Teacher, 9th & 10th Grades
Alice Harris, Laurel House
Polly Harris, Laurel House
Naomi Lucas, Nurse
Gilbert Lewis, Maintenance
Omer Lewis, Maintenance
Mildred Mahoney, Teacher, 1st & 2nd Grade
Jess Patterson, Maintenance
Mary Rogers, Volunteer Librarian
Marilynn Van der Vliet, Bookkeeper
Charlie Whitaker, Teacher, 7th & 8th Grades
Joyce Whitaker, Teacher, 3rd & 4th Grades
Brit Wilder, Maintenance Supervisor & Farm Manager
Mildred Wilder, Laurel House
Mary Wilson, Teacher, 2nd & 3rd Grades
Jerry Workman, Teacher, 4th & 5th Grades
Burton Rogers, Director

Number of students: 173

Traditional Events: Community Fair, Nativity Play, Weekly community folk dance party


A summer “Little School” was organized as a pre-school experience for 46 4-6-year-olds. Four PMSS teachers and 62 volunteer aides from Grades 7-10 provided an exciting school readiness experience for these youngsters.

An Ohio church youth camp was at PMSS for its sixth summer.

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A youth employment opportunity on a special grounds crew was enthusiastically received.

Permanent lighting in the Laurel House living room was provided through the generosity of former student and staff member Bill Hayes, who solicited the funds from friends and installed the lights.

The faculty of University of Kentucky Southeast Center had an orientation retreat at PMSS during Labor Day week-end.

Saturday, October 5, a combined Trustees’ Meeting, Pine Mountain Fair, Homecoming and 50th anniversary celebration featured Fair Day exhibits, school exhibits, the opening of the Pine Mountain Room (archives), folk-singer Edna Ritchie, Berea College President Francis Hutchins, and a PMSS history tableaux presented by Pine Mountain students.

Community involvements of Pine Mountain staff members included:

Alvin Boggs – Boy Scout Council, Urban Workshop, Harlan County Ministerial Association Brit Wilder – Soil Conservation Council
Mildred Mahoney – Teaching evening class at U.K.S.E. Center at Cumberland

Gerna Campbell – Harlan County Teachers Association
Mary Rogers – Speaking, Reviewing books for Courier-Journal
Charlie & Joyce Whitaker – Teaching folk dancing

Burton Rogers – Speaking engagements, County Extension Service Board, support to Appalachian Hospitals, Honorary member, Harlan Kiwanis Club.

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