AILEEN LEWIS (NESBITT) ALBUM

Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series: PHOTOGRAPHS ; Series 10: Built Environment ; Series 09: Staff/Personnel

AILEEN LEWIS ALBUM: MEDICAL SETTLEMENT BIG LAUREL,1923-1924

Aileen Lewis worked at the Medical Settlement at Big Laurel in 1923, not long after it was established. The Medical Settlement was a satellite location for the Pine Mountain Settlement School.

While at the Medical Settlement she met Charles Nesbitt who was sent to Pine Mountain by Candle Seminary and assigned to the Big Laurel facility in the summer of 1923. Aileen and Charles fell in love and later married. [Note: The Pine Mountain Settlement School worker list has Charles as a worker at Big Laurel through 1924.]

The images in this 42-page album date from the time Aileen and Charles were in residence at the Medical Settlement, 1923 – 1924. The condition of the album is fragile with many brittle pages and damaged images. There are about 100 images in the album and an additional 10 items of printed material.

The album was donated by Mary Alice Nesbitt, the daughter-in-law of Aileen Lewis Nesbitt, in October 24, 2006. Miss Alice Nesbitt says in a letter accompanying the album that, “Surely some of these families are still around and might treasure these pictures.” We thought so, as well, and are pleased to make the album available.

Pine Mountain school appreciates this thoughtful gift and the opportunity to share this visual history with the local community and with those who may be interested in the community of Big Laurel, Kentucky and life in eastern Kentucky in the early 1920s.


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Title

AILEEN LEWIS (NESBITT) ALBUM

Alt. Title

AILEEN LEWIS ALBUM – MEDICAL SETTLEMENT BIG LAUREL

Identifier

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Creator

Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY

Alt. Creator

Ann Angel Eberhardt ; Helen Hayes Wykle ;

Subject Keyword

Aileen Lewis Nesbitt ; Pine Mountain Settlement School ; Medical Settlement ; Big Laurel, KY ; medicine ; doctors ; rural health ; horses ; education ; schools ; Harriet Butler ; Candle Seminary ; Charles Nesbitt ; medicine ; health literacy ; children ; dancing ; Fiddler John ; Boggs ; social service ; hygiene ; community development ; Alice; Alderman ; Marguerite Burks ; Harriet Butler ; Minnie Dunbar ; Iva Holladay ; Dr. Grace Huse ; Play House ; Doctor’s House ; well house ; Rebel Rock ; John Turner ; Aunt Judy ; Aunt Louize ; Will Baker ; Maude ; Aunt Judy ; David Harris ; Squire Creech ; Abner Boggs ; Mrs. Til ; Boyd ; Metcalf ; “Baby Party” ; Granny Creech ; stores ; store owners ; Mossie ; Bessie ; Ora ; Georgia ; Ella Jane ; Kelly ; Chester Jackson ; Mrs. Minter Harris ; Bets Lewis ; Agnes Hynes ; Miss Eva Rhodus ; Gabes Branch ; Greezy Creek ; Greasy Creek ; Laurel House ; Chapel ; Turner ; Oscar ; Art Boggs ; Ran Boggs ; berry picking ; Paul Harris ; Ruth Harris ; train tickets.

Subject LCSH

Lewis, Aileen
Nesbitt, Charles
Medical Settlement (Big Laurel, Ky.) — History.
Pine Mountain Settlement School (Pine Mountain, Ky.) — History.
Harlan County (Ky.) — History.
Education — Kentucky — Harlan County.
Rural schools — Kentucky — History.
Schools — Appalachian Region, Southern.
Organizations, social service — Line Fork Settlement
Organizations, social service — Medical Settlement
Harlan County, Kentucky — Nutrition
Letcher County, Kentucky — Nutrition
Harlan County, Kentucky — Community development
Letcher County, Kentucky — Community development
Harlan County, Kentucky — Hygiene
Big Laurel, Kentucky — Medical Settlement
Letcher County, Kentucky — Hygiene
Gilley, Kentucky — Line Fork Settlement
Appalachia — Health care
Letcher County, Kentucky — Organizations, social service
Harlan County, Kentucky — Organizations, social service
Harlan County, Kentucky — Health care
Letcher County, Kentucky — Health care
Women — Settlement workers

Date

2014-03-03

Publisher

Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY

Contributor

n/a

Type

Collections ; text ; image ;

Format

Original and copies of documents and photographs in file folders in filing cabinet with

Source

Series: PHOTOGRAPHS ; Series 10: Built Environment ; Series 09: Staff/Personnel

Language

English

Relation

Is related to: Pine Mountain Settlement School Collections, Series 10: Built Environment ; Series 09: Staff/Personnel

Coverage Temporal

1923 – 1924

Coverage Spatial

Medical Settlement, Big Laurel, KY ; Pine Mountain, KY ; Harlan County, 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

Photographs by or about Aileen Lewis (Nesbitt)  while she was a worker at the Medical Settlement at Big Laurel, Ky.

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

2014-03-03 hhw ;

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