Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 00: ARCHIVE
ARCHIVE Past Digital Additions
ARCHIVE Past Digital Additions 2020-2021
The ARCHIVE Past Digital Additions is used to store former months of pages that had been updated or newly published on the PINE MOUNTAIN SETTLEMENT SCHOOL COLLECTIONS website in 2020 and 2021.
Although much had been published and updated since the PMSS site was created in 2013 this list was begun in July 2020. It is in reverse chronological order.
Go to WHAT’S NEW Latest Digital Additions for the most recent entries.
ARCHIVE Past Digital Additions 2021
12/27 [REVISED] KATHERINE PETTIT Director – Revisions and updates to the biographical page of the co-founder and co-director of Pine Mountain Settlement School.
12/26 JAMES CHARLES CREECH Oral Interview Transcription – Images of the transcript and full transcription of a 1997 interview with a former PMSS student and PMSS maintenance and farm worker (1950-1951). He was the son of Henry C. and Delia Creech and the grandson of William Creech.
12/21 AUGUST ANGEL Transcript of PMSS Interview by Debra L. Bays 1983-01-04. August Angel recalls details of his PMSS teaching years, 1934-1938 and 1940-1942.
12/14 COLETTE DUNNE Staff – Biography of a PMSS worker who was employed as a secretary for a brief time (1929). The page also includes images of Dunne’s correspondence and a list of their contents.
11/28 CELIA CATHCART 1918 Road Correspondence – Images and list of contents of letters between Ethel Zande, an engineer, and the Kentucky Department of Public Roads concerning payments related to the construction of the Laden Trail road.
11/26 CELIA CATHCART 1916 Road Correspondence – Images and list of contents of the Engineer’s preliminary report on construction of the Laden Trail road and letters about financing the road.
11/21 DARWIN D. MARTIN 1926 Correspondence – Darwin D. Martin, a PMSS board member and friend for many years, exchanges letters with PMSS Co-Director Ethel de Long Zande about Laden road funding, rehabilitation of a student, and purchases from his Larkin Company. Updated with a list of contents of the letters, this is one of a series of pages of Martin Correspondence. See a list of links to these pages at DARWIN D. MARTIN Correspondence Guide.
11/16 MARY ROCKWELL HOOK CORRESPONDENCE 1940 II Box 19 2-85 [updated] – A list of contents has been added to this page of letters to and from Hook, a PMSS board member and PMSS architect since the School’s earliest days. This is part of a series of pages (by year) showing Hook correspondence. (See September 9, 2021, below.)
11/10 WILBUR WILDER Student – Biography and image of a PMSS student who graduated in 1938. In World War II, he served with the US Army Air Forces in Okinawa, an experience he wrote about in a letter to PMSS teacher, Edith Cold. See also: WILBUR WILDER WWII Letter (images and transcription).
9/30 RAY BIRD, Student, Advisory – Biography of a PMSS supporter for many years, who was a 1949 graduate of the boarding school, an Advisory Board Chair in 1996-1997, and a member of the Pine Mountain Association of Alumni and Friends.
9/24 OMER LEWIS Student Staff and Community – Omer Lewis was a Pine Mountain Settlement School student in the 1930s who later became a longtime employee at the School, serving from 1951 until 1984. His mother, Arwilla (Creech) Lewis, was the granddaughter of William and Sally (Dixon) Creech.
9/23 HILDA CONN Staff – Biography and images of Hilda Conn, who was a secretary and bookkeeper in the PMSS Office from 1929 until 1931.
9/23 HILDA CONN Correspondence – Images and contents of her application to PMSS and correspondence with PMSS staff in 1929, 1930, and 1932. (Some images are RESTRICTED)
9/9 MARY ROCKWELL HOOK Correspondence 1920 [updated] – One of a series of pages displaying images of the letters of Mary Rockwell Hook, a PMSS trustee, donor, and the primary architect of several early PMSS buildings. A list of contents has been added to the 1920 page describing letters mostly from Katherine Pettit and Ethel de Long Zande. The co-directors provide Mary Rockwell with updates concerning PMSS staff and activities. See also the biography of Mary Rockwell Hook and a GUIDE to her correspondence. Lists of contents have also been added to the following pages:
9/23 MARY ROCKWELL HOOK Correspondence 1924
9/24 MARY ROCKWELL HOOK Correspondence 1927 Box 17:1-55
9/24 MARY ROCKWELL HOOK Correspondence 1932 Box 18:2-26
9/24 MARY ROCKWELL HOOK Correspondence 1933 Box 18: 2-33
9/25 MARY ROCKWELL HOOK Correspondence 1934 Box 18: 2-40
9/25 MARY ROCKWELL HOOK Correspondence 1935 Box 18: 2-47
9/25 MARY ROCKWELL HOOK Correspondence 1936 Box 18: 2-51
9/30 MARY ROCKWELL HOOK Correspondence 1937 Box 18: 2-59
10/2 MARY ROCKWELL HOOK Correspondence 1938 Box 18: 2-66
10/5 MARY ROCKWELL HOOK Correspondence 1941 Box 19: 3-05
10/10 MARY ROCKWELL HOOK Correspondence 1942-43 Box 19: 3-14
10/16 MARY ROCKWELL HOOK Correspondence 1944 Box 19: 3-27
10/18 MARY ROCKWELL HOOK Correspondence 1947 Box 19: 3-54
10/29 MARY ROCKWELL HOOK Correspondence 1940 I Box 19: 2-84
11/16 MARY ROCKWELL HOOK CORRESPONDENCE 1940 II Box 19 2-85
9/4 JESS AND SALLIE CORNETT Staff and Community – Biography of Jess Cornett, the night watchman and groundskeeper at PMSS in the 1940s and 1950s; maintenance in the 1970s. His wife, Sallie (Wilder) Cornett was PMSS laundress in the 1940s and relief housemother at Big Log in 1941, 1942, and 1943.
9/4 JESS AND SALLIE CORNETT Correspondence – Contracts and letters from PMSS administration to Jess and Sallie Cornett, 1940 through 1950.
8/15 EDUCATION Antioch College Cooperative Education at PMSS [revision]
EDUCATION Consumer Cooperative Curriculum [revision]
8/6 JAMES COLUMBUS AND EMILY HILL CREECH FAMILY Photographs 100-178 (Set 1)
JAMES COLUMBUS AND EMILY HILL CREECH FAMILY Photographs 200-299 (Set 2)
JAMES COLUMBUS AND EMILY HILL CREECH FAMILY Photographs 300-399 (Set 3)
JAMES COLUMBUS AND EMILY HILL CREECH FAMILY Photographs 400-499 (Set 4)
JAMES COLUMBUS AND EMILY HILL CREECH FAMILY Photographs 500-599 (Set 5)
JAMES COLUMBUS AND EMILY HILL CREECH FAMILY Photographs 600-699 (Set 6) IN PROGRESS
JAMES COLUMBUS AND EMILY HILL CREECH FAMILY Memorabilia
*JAMES COLUMBUS AND EMILY HILL CREECH FAMILY Letters and Documents
Early photographs, memorabilia, documents, and letters belonging to the extended family of Columbus and Emily Creech who lived in the Pine Mountain Community. Each set consists of approximately 100 items. Digitization of the Creech Family collection of photographs, as well as letters, documents, and memorabilia, is ongoing. (*”Letters and Documents” are password protected.)
7/28 ADMIN GENERAL Correspondence External 1944 S-W: Images and a list of contents of 84 letters to and from William Webb (Acting Director), H.R.S. Benjamin (Director), and other PMSS staff during the WWII year, 1944. The subjects of the letters vary, but primarily involve inquiries about staff vacancies, visiting PMSS, and donations. The letters are in alphabetical order by the external correspondents’ last names, S to W.
7/18 JAMES STILL Visitor – Biography of award-winning James Still, an Appalachian poet and novelist who lived in Knott County, Kentucky, most of his life and often visited Pine Mountain Settlement School.
7/11 DR. GRACE HUSE Correspondence – Images and a list of contents of a PMSS physician’s letters and memoranda with School staff, dated October 1921 – November 1924. Dr. Huse served as a physician at PMSS’s Medical Settlement at Big Laurel from 1919 until 1924. See also Dr. Huse’s biography here.
7/12 DARWIN D. MARTIN 1927 Correspondence 2 – (Part 2) Images and a list contents of a PMSS trustee’s letters with co-directors Ethel de Long Zande, Katherine Pettit, and other staff, August through December, regarding the School’s orders from his company and revealing the many ways he assisted the School. See Darwin Martin’s biography here and links to additional letters in other years here.
7/10 DARWIN D. MARTIN 1927 Correspondence 1 – (Part 1) Images and a list contents of a PMSS trustee’s letters with office secretary, Evelyn Wells, & co-directors Ethel Zande and Katherine Pettit, January through August.
7/8 DARWIN D. MARTIN 1925 Correspondence – Images and a list contents of letters between Darwin D. Martin and Ethel de Long Zande.
7/6 DARWIN D. MARTIN 1924 Correspondence – Images and a list of contents of letters to and from Darwin D. Martin, Ethel de Long Zande, and Evelyn K. Wells.
7/5 WILLIAM CREECH The Death of – Images and full transcriptions of two letters written by Ethel Zande & Evelyn Wells, reflecting the death in May 1918 of William Creech, one of Pine Mountain School’s founders.
7/5 FARM Community Fair Day 1998 – Photographs of the annual Fall Fair Day in August 1998. Images of community members, exhibits, garden produce, canning, quilts, pottery, and more.
7/3 FARM Community Fair Day 1999 – Photographs of the annual Fall Fair Day with exhibits, farm produce, quilts, canned goods and more.
7/2 DARWIN D. MARTIN Correspondence 1928 – Images, contents, and full transcriptions of the letters of a PMSS Trustee and generous contributor to and consultant for the School.
7/2 EDUCATION Community and Children’s Writing TRANSCRIPTIONS IIIE – Full transcriptions of letters, narratives, and poetry written by students, staff, and community members in 1921-1950 (part 3). See images of these writings at EDUCATION Community and Children’s Writing IIIE.
6/30 EDUCATION Community and Children’s Writing: TRANSCRIPTIONS II – Full transcriptions of letters written by students, staff, and community members in 1924-1925 (Part 2). See images of these writings at EDUCATION Community and Children’s Writing II.
6/24 EDUCATION Community and Children’s Writing: TRANSCRIPTIONS I – Full transcriptions of letters and narratives written by students, staff, and community members in 1915-1945 (Part I). See images of these writings at EDUCATION Community and Children’s Writing I.
6/21 EDUCATION Community and Children’s Writing (13) Henry C. Creech – Full transcription and images of a letter from a longtime supporter & neighbor of PMSS to teacher Marguerite Butler, 1924. Henry Creech was a son of the original donors of land to the School, William and Sally Creech. See Henry Creech’s biography here.
6/20 EDUCATION Children’s Writing (01) Brit Wilder – Full transcription and image of a letter from Brit Wilder to his PMSS teacher, Margaret Motter, 1928. Brit later served as head of PMSS maintenance and farm for many years. See also: Brit Wilder’s biography here.
6/20 EDUCATION Children’s Writing (06, 44) Becky May Huff – Full transcription and images of two handwritten letters from a PMSS student (and later, PMSS weaving and folk dance teacher) to her teacher, Miss Marguerite Butler (1918), and the School’s co-director, Ethel de Long Zande (1927). See also: Becky May Huff’s biography here.
6/17 FARM Agricultural Correspondence 1919-1920 – Images and a list of contents of letters between the School’s co-founders and applicants for an assistant farm superintendent position at PMSS in 1919 and 1920. The correspondence provides a look at both the hiring practices of the School and the dairy farm during the first decade of the School’s existence. See also: FARM Agricultural Correspondence 1918.
6/14 GLADYS HILL Correspondence PART 2 – Letters dated 1940-1952 of Gladys Hill, PMSS housemother & teacher, 1929–1952, & board member, 1949–1952. She taught, managed, and wrote about the Co-operative Program at PMSS. See also GLADYS HILL Correspondence Part 1 (1929-1939) and her biography.
6/12 MAUDE HOLBROOK Correspondence – Newly scanned images of documents and a list of their contents were added to this page. Maude was a PMSS student from 1934 to 1936 and housemother and dietitian from 1936 until 1940. See Maude Holbrook’s biography here.
6/7 CHARLSIE VAUGHN Correspondence 1939-1946 – A PMSS student’s application to PMSS and her student self-evaluation letters to her family. See also CHARLSIE VAUGHN Correspondence 1947 concerning her return to PMSS to work as an Infirmary nurse. Charlsie Vaughn’s biography is located here.
6/5 JOHN A. SPELMAN III Gouache Conservation Project A conservation project to address the issues found in the artist’s works of art on paper at the School.
6/4 WILLIAM AND ROSE BROWN Students – A biography of siblings who came to PMSS in 1928 with the help of their half-brother, W.Taylor Brown, a teacher in rural Kentucky schools.
6/4 WILLIAM AND ROSE BROWN Correspondence – Images & list of contents of letters concerning two siblings who attended PMSS in 1928-1929.
W. TAYLOR BROWN Narrative – A half-brother who assisted William and Rose Brown to attend PMSS describes his experiences teaching at a rural school in Harlan Co., 1922-1926.
5/25 KATHERINE PETTIT 1899-1900 Camp Cedar Grove Report – Images and full transcription of a handwritten report, likely by PMSS Co-Founder Katherine Pettit. Presented to the Kentucky Federation of Women’s Clubs, this stirring report describes the experiences of five of its members who set up a six-week summer camp in Hazard, Kentucky. This early effort led to the founding of Hindman Settlement School and later, Pine Mountain Settlement School in Eastern Kentucky.
5/24 POLLY TURNER Student – Biography of a boarding school student who attended Pine Mountain Settlement School from 1923 to 1934. See also POLLY TURNER Correspondence.
5/19 EVENTS Thanksgiving Ball – Images and description of a formal dance held annually in Laurel House each November throughout the 1940s to commemorate the national holiday.
5/19 EVENTS George Washington Ball – Images and description of a formal dance held annually in Laurel House each February throughout the 1940s to celebrate the birthday of the first U.S. President.
5/18 POLLY TURNER Correspondence – Images and a list of contents of correspondence (dated 1925-1936) while Polly Turner was a PMSS student and, later, concerning her application to Tusculum College. See also POLLY TURNER Student.
5/15 MATT BOGGS Student Staff. (See “In Memoriam” in the May entry for “What’s New and Old.”)
5/7 GEORGE WILLIAM TYE Student – Biography of Bill Tye, a former PMSS student (1943-1946) who went on to a career with the USAF and a Ph.D in psychiatry.
5/5 GEORGE WILLIAM TYE Correspondence 1957-1961 – Images and list of contents of correspondence of a former PMSS student (1943-1946) after his time at Pine Mountain.
5/3 GEORGE WILLIAM TYE Correspondence 1943-1946 – Images and list of contents of application and correspondence concerning a PMSS student who graduated in 1946.
5/02 1947 COMMUNITY FAIR DAY – Includes the lyrics for the traditional Fair song, “Heigh-Ho … Come to the Fair.”
4/30 CHARLSIE VAUGHN Student Staff – Biography of a PMSS student (1939-1942) and assistant nurse in the School Infirmary from April to July 1947.
4/27 CHARLSIE VAUGHN Correspondence – Images and list of contents of 1947 letters regarding an assistant nurse position at PMSS, which Miss Vaughn eventually accepted for a short time.
4/26 ELIZABETH HENCH Correspondence 1926 – Letters written in 1926 between PMSS staff and Elizabeth C. Hench, a PMSS trustee who promoted the School’s dairy farm and its Ayrshire cows. See also ELIZABETH HENCH biography and a guide to her fundraising letters for the upkeep of the cows at Pine Mountain.
4/23 DIRECTORS 1924 Zande Correspondence ORPHAN ASYLUM – Images and list of contents of letters between the executive secretary of the Protestant Episcopal Orphan Asylum in Louisville, Kentucky, and Ethel de long Zande, PMSS Director.
4/21 CELIA CATHCART Correspondence II – Images and list of contents of letters to Celia Cathcart (Holton) from PMSS executive staff, 1925-1926. Cathcart was a PMSS teacher and fundraiser in 1915 and 1918–1919 and a PMSS trustee.
4/20 MARY ROCKWELL HOOK Correspondence 1925-1926. Images and list of contents of the PMSS architect’s letters with the School’s staff while she was living in Kansas City, MO.
4/18 EMMITT PATTERSON Student – Biography of a PMSS student from 1945 to 1949, graduating in the last year of the boarding school. He was the son of Edna Mae (Metcalf) Patterson (PMSS student and weaving teacher) and Jess Patterson (PMSS worker and dulcimer-maker).
4/17 EMMITT PATTERSON Correspondence: Images and list of contents of a PMSS student’s papers, dated 1945 and 1946.
4/16 PUBLICATIONS RELATED 1921 Quarterly Magazine of the Southern Industrial Educational Association. Contains article by Ethel de Long Zande “For the Sake of Learning,” pp. 3-7.
4/15 BAYLIS WILMER RITCHIE JR. Visitor – Biography of a member of the Singing Family of the Cumberlands from Viper, KY, and brother of Jean Ritchie, well-known folk singer and songwriter. Many of his siblings and near relatives attended PMSS in the 1920s.
4/12 CHLOE SMITH BUNCH Student Staff – Biography of a PMSS student (1931-1935) and PMSS worker (1933-1939) who served as assistant dietitian in Laurel House and weaving instructor at the Medical Settlement Big Laurel.
4/10 CHLOE SMITH BUNCH Correspondence – Images and list of contents of a file, dated 1936-1940.
4/9 JASPER and DELPHIA DAY Staff – Biographies of a married couple who worked as launderers at Pine Mountain Settlement School for one month, November 1941.
JASPER and DELPHIA DAY Correspondence – Images and list of contents of a letter and contract concerning the Days’ employment as PMSS launderers in November 1941.
4/3 GLENN LARUE Correspondence – Images and list of contents of letters between PMSS staff and the LaRues, dated 1943 through 1955, before, during and after the former missionaries worked at Pine Mountain in the 1940s as Woodworking Instructor (Glenn LaRue) and Relief Nurse and Housemother (Dorothy LaRue). See also GLENN and DOROTHY LARUE biographies.
3/31 BURTON ROGERS Adlai Stevenson Speech – Images and transcription of “The Political Relevance of Moral Principle,” delivered by Stevenson on January 18, 1959, at Constitution Hall, Washington, DC. This insightful speech is as relevant in today’s world as it was during the Cold War period in which it was presented. (Images of the letters include notations by PMSS’s then-director Burton Rogers, revealing his thoughts on the subject.)
3/29 LILLIATH ROBBINS BATES Staff – Biography of a PMSS teacher (1917-1920) during Pine Mountain School’s earliest years. After PMSS, she and her husband, Miner Searle Bates, were missionaries and teachers in Nanking (Nanjing), China.
3/27 LILLIATH ROBBINS BATES Correspondence – Images and list of contents an PMSS worker’s letters with the School’s directors after leaving PMSS, dated 1928, 1929, 1941. 3/26 RUTH ELIZABETH CAMPBELL Staff – Biography of a PMSS teacher and secretary (1927-1931) who later, while working in New York City, assisted Glyn Morris with arranging fundraising talks in the area.
3/25 097 PHOTOGRAPHS Students 1930-1949 singles. Pine Mountain Settlement School, Harlan County, Kentucky, 1930-1949, Carlos Banks, Walter Blackson, Ray Bird, Earl Brown, Ralph Scott, Rex Reynolds, Olen Rose, Emmitt Patterson, Chester Lewis, Rufus Fugate, Fred Baker, etc…
3/24 OBJECT COLLECTIONS Weaving and Fireside Industries. Historical overview of weaving and Fireside Industries at Pine Mountain Settlement School.
3/23 RUTH ELIZABETH CAMPBELL Correspondence III 1934-1935 – Part 3 covers a former PMSS worker’s correspondence as she assisted Glyn A. Morris with his publicity tours in New York City.
3/21 RUTH ELIZABETH CAMPBELL Correspondence II 1931-1932 – Part 2 covers Campbell’s correspondence with then-director Glyn A. Morris after she left PMSS for work in New York City.
3/19 RUTH ELIZABETH CAMPBELL Correspondence I 1927-1931 – Part 1 covers Campbell’s application for PMSS employment and her subsequent three years as a teacher and Office secretary.
3/15 BIRDENA BISHOP CORRESPONDENCE II 1946-1962 – For years after she left Pine Mountain, Mrs. Bishop kept in touch with the School through letters and visits. Part 2 provides images and a list of contents of her correspondence during this time.
3/14 BIRDENA BISHOP CORRESPONDENCE I 1940-1946 – Part 1 covers Bishop’s employment at PMSS as sociology teacher, community groups coordinator, and dietitian. See Also: BIRDENA BISHOP Biography.
3/13 RURAL YOUTH GUIDANCE INSTITUTE 1947 Program – Images and a list of contents of a program for the Harlan County Guidance Institute, September 1947. The participants “are interested in getting a fresh Post-War start on promoting better understanding between the school, the home, and the community….“
3/12 ALICE COBB Correspondence 1940s – Transcription and image of a contract between Cobb and PMSS for publicity work in FY 1941-1942.
3/11 KITTY S. RUSSEL Staff – Biography of a PMSS worker, who held a PMSS tutoring position from 1929 to 1930 and kept in touch with the School long afterward.
3/10 KITTY S. RUSSEL Correspondence 1929-1959 – Images and a list of contents of letters between PMSS staff and Kitty Russel.
3/7 GOVERNANCE Directors Reports 1948 To Board of Trustees – Details of life during the boarding school years are described in monthly reports to the PMSS Board from Director H.R.S. Benjamin.
3/3 JANE RUSSELL Staff – Biography of a Converse College graduate and a student at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) in Sociology who applied for a PMSS teaching position in 1926.
3/2 JANE RUSSELL Correspondence 1926 – Correspondence between Katherine Pettit, PMSS Co-Director, and Jane Russell who was applying to teach at PMSS in September 1926.
3/1 ADMIN CORRESPONDENCE 1932 Southern Mountain Handicraft Guild – Images and list of contents of letters from members of the Guild concerning an upcoming Fall 1932 Guild meeting at Pine Mountain Settlement School.
3/1 050 PHOTOGRAPHS FN Occupations and Homes singles – Occupations, homes, community life, logging, farming, construction, sorghum, maple sugar camps, steam engines, Henry Creech, Shell farm house, Frona Cooper, Aunt Nancy, Mary Bingham, Barry Bingham, Board of Trustee, Robert Creech, etc. …
2/27 ESTHER ROETTINGER Staff – Biography of a teacher in the Model Home in the summer of 1927; niece of Philip Roettinger (PMSS trustee).
2/27 ESTHER ROETTINGER Correspondence – Images and list of contents of letters written to and from Esther Roettinger, Philip Roettinger, Ethel de Long Zande, and Evelyn K. Wells.
2/24 ANNA WULF PISHZAK Correspondence II – Part 2 of correspondence of a home economics teacher (1925-1927 and 1931-1932), and later, a worker at the Medical Settlement & teacher at Big Laurel school (1928-1929 and 1938-1944). See also ANNA WULF PISHZAK‘s biography.
2/21 ANNA WULF PISHZAK Correspondence I – Part 1.
2/18 PUBLICATIONS RELATED Southern Mountain Handicraft Guild – Minutes of the Guild’s fall 1941 and spring 1942 meetings, miscellaneous correspondence, reports, and brochures that provide an inside look at the operations of the Southern Highland Craft Guild in the early 1940s.
2/8 CHARLES F. NESBITT Correspondence – Correspondence of a teacher at Big Laurel school in 1923-1924; primarily letters with Ethel de Long Zande while she was hiring and supervising him. See also CHARLES F. NESBITT ‘s biography.
2/1 GERTRUDE KING CARTER Staff – Biography of a PMSS worker who served a brief time in 1932 at the School as a housemother.
1/30 GERTRUDE KING CARTER Correspondence – Images and list of contents of a PMSS housemother’s letters dated December 1931 to August 1932.
1/21 JOHN HOWARD YOUNG – Biography of an Antioch College co-op student teacher in 1929-1930 and a PMSS teacher and housefather from 1937 until 1939.
1/20 050 PHOTOGRAPHS FN Occupations and Homes pages Series VII –FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS Other Schools pages Folder 50 VII FN Gatherings [1537-1557] occupations, homes, Frona Cooper family, Marian Kingman, Aunt Nancy, Lawrence Cooper, log cabins, logging, farming, haystacks, sorghum, sugar cane, Dry Fork, maple sugar camp, etc…
1/18 JOHN HOWARD YOUNG Correspondence II – Part 2 consists of letters dated 1938 until 1961.
1/13 JOHN HOWARD YOUNG Correspondence I – Part 1 consists of letters dated 1929 until 1937.
1/16 049 PHOTOGRAPHS IV FN Other Schools pages – Series VII –FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS Other Schools pages Folder 49 VII FN Gatherings [1537-1557] Rev. John Callahan, Letcher County, Kentucky, rural schools, Roy Banks, teachers, elementary education, one-room schools, classrooms, Arthur Dodd,…
1/5 JAMES L. FAULKNER Correspondence – Images of letters dated July 1930 until January 1963 and a list of their contents. Faulkner was a mechanics teacher and maintenance supervisor, 1933 – 1937. He married Barbara Wilbur who was also a PMSS teacher.
1/2 PARK W. FISHER Correspondence II – (Part 2) Contents and images of letters dated 1918 that trace the efforts of Fisher, Ethel de Long Zande, and others to raise money for Fisher’s WWI lecture tours.
1/1 PUBLICATIONS RELATED: LILLIAN HUSSEY Fundraising Articles – Transcriptions of “Icy End of the Plank,” “Have Heart and Cravin’” and “What is Pine Mountain?”, written by Lillian Hussey, National Director of Beta Sigma Omicron sorority, and published in the Urn, the ΒΣΟ magazine, 1951 and 1952.
ARCHIVE Past Digital Additions: 2020
[BLOG] CHRISTMAS AT PINE MOUNTAIN A GUIDE
[BLOG] A LOVE STORY: MAY RITCHIE and LEON DESCHAMPS
12/31 PARK W. FISHER – Biography of a minister and craftsman who wished to do his part for WWI by raising awareness of the war effort in mountain people as a traveling lecturer. His friend, Ethel de Long Zande, PMSS Co-Founder and Co-Director, assisted with his fundraising.
12/31 PARK W. FISHER Correspondence I – (Part 1) A list of contents has been added to the page of letters dated 1917-1918 that trace the efforts of Fisher, Ethel de Long Zande, and others to raise money for Fisher’s WWI lecture tours.
12/25 MARIAN PURBRICK – Biography of a nurse who served from 1928 until 1931 in the PMSS Infirmary.
12/19 MARIAN PURBRICK Correspondence II – Part 2 of images and a list of contents of a PMSS Infirmary nurse’s papers, dated 1932 – 1948.
12/19 MARIAN PURBRICK Correspondence I – Part 1 of images and a list of contents of a PMSS Infirmary nurse’s papers, dated 1926 – 1931.
12/13 JESSICA PRICE Staff – Biography of a Big Log housemother, 1927, and artist, as seen in the image of her artwork.
12/12 PUBLICATIONS RELATED 1942 Katherine Pettit a Memory and an Appreciation by Mary Beech, from the February 1942 issue of the Lincoln Herald, Lincoln Memorial University. [Pine Mountain Settlement gratefully acknowledges the permission of LMU to publish this unique memory of PMSS Founder, Pettit.]
12/11 JESSICA PRICE Correspondence – Images and a list of contents of Miss Price’s application for PMSS employment and correspondence, 1927-1934. She worked as a Big Log housemother for a short time in 1927 and was also an artist.
12/11 089 LIFE AND WORK School Library – single photographs Photographs from the Community School years (1949-1963) of community children using the Library.
12/11 091 LIFE AND WORK School Library Storytelling Part II – single photographs Photographs from the Community School years (1949-1963) of storytelling activities.
12/10 090 LIFE WORK School Library Storytelling Part I – single photographs
Photographs from the Community School years (1949-1963) with community children engaged in storytelling activities in the Library.
12/5 LATEST ADDITIONS ARCHIVES – This page stores the former months of pages that had been updated or newly published on the PINE MOUNTAIN SETTLEMENT SCHOOL COLLECTIONS website.
12/4 NOTES – 2013 – Images and a list of contents of the Notes from the Pine Mountain Settlement School Centennial Issue.
12/2 ANNA BROCKSCHLAGER Staff – Biography of a PMSS housemother and housekeeper at the Line Fork Medical Settlement in the late 1920s.
12/1 ANNA BROCKSCHLAGER Correspondence III – Part three, 1927-1946.
11/30 MAY RITCHIE Biography (additions)
11/30 LEON DESCHAMPS Biography (additions)
11/27 090 LIFE WORK School Library Storytelling single photographs Part I Storytelling – the joy of embellishment.
11/26 11/23 ANNA BROCKSCHLAGER Correspondence II – Part two, 1927. Correspondence of a PMSS housemother and housekeeper at the Line Fork Medical Settlement in the late 1920s.
11/25 DANCING IN THE CABBAGE PATCH Trees Sovereigns of the mountains and forest management. A 1921 timber tract inventory.
11/23 ANNA BROCKSCHLAGER Correspondence I – Part one, 1924-1926. Correspondence of a PMSS housemother and worker at the Line Fork Medical Settlement in the late 1920s.
11/16 H.R.S. BENJAMIN Staff – Images and transcription of an autobiography were added to the page for H.R.S. Benjamin, PMSS Director from 1944 until 1949, detailing his many experiences, including missionary work in China.
11/19 GLEN D. CAMP Jr., Student – Biography of a special student, who came to PMSS in 1943 from California and not from the Appalachian mountains.
11/15 GLEN D. CAMP Jr. Correspondence, 1943 – 1947.
11/9 Dr. and Mrs. FRANK W. NEWMAN Staff – Biography of the PMSS physician and nurse (Elizabeth Anderson Newman) who served at the PMSS Infirmary 1934 -1935.
11/6 Dr. FRANK W. NEWMAN Correspondence, 1933 – 1941
11/2 PUBLICATIONS RELATED 1940 7th National Folk Dance Festival Guide
11/2 DANCE Folk Dance Festivals 1939-1941 – Images and list of contents of reports, correspondence & programs of festivals at Berea, Laurel Cove & Pineville.
11/2 088 VII LIFE WORK School Library single photographs Candid photographs of Community School students in the Pine Mountain Settlement School library
11/2 064 VII LIFE WORK Farm 1940s-1950s pages – Photographs -Chickens, eggs, beef butchering, sorghum production, sheep, Ayrshire cows, barn, corn, etc.
11/1 064 VII LIFE WORK Farm 1940s-1950s singles – Photographs -Chickens, eggs, beef butchering, sorghum production, planting crops, harvesting.
10/30 Dr. & Mrs. WILMER S. LEHMAN Staff – Physician and teacher wife at PMSS from 1938 to 1939.
10/28 Dr. & Mrs. WILMER S. LEHMAN Correspondence
10/22 B.C. “BOONE” CALLAHAN Correspondence 1928-1936 (Part I) Master craftsman at Pine Mountain and Berea and maintenance supervisor at PMSS. Annotated correspondence with images and list of contents.
10/22 B.C. “BOONE” CALLAHAN Correspondence 1936-1941 (Part II)
10/25 B.C. “BOONE” CALLAHAN Correspondence 1941 – 1954 (Part III)
10/18 JAMES HERBERT HALL Student, 1942-1943. Perry County student.
10/16 JAMES HERBERT HALL Correspondence
10/10 EGRE MANNING Student, Staff – Student 1928-1932 & Asst Farmer 1932-1933.
10/10 EGRE MANNING Correspondence 1933-1934.
10/8 WINIFRED POWELL Staff – Biography of a PMSS Teacher, Housemother, 1931-1939.
10/5 WINIFRED POWELL CORRESPONDENCE II 1936-1938
10/3 WINIFRED POWELL CORRESPONDENCE I 1931-1935 – Images and list of contents of a housemother’s letters.
9/29 MARY COOK ROGERS Staff Biography; MARY COOK ROGERS Correspondence. – Mrs. Rogers worked as a dietician at Pine Mountain Settlement School from December 1946 until Sept 1947.
9/25 MEDICAL SETTLEMENT BIG LAUREL Prospectus 1921-1940 – Outline of objectives, financials, and staffing of the medical settlement at Big Laurel.
9/25 GLYN MORRIS TALKS 1937 ‘Tight Places‘ – Images and transcription; includes a prayer.
9/21 MARGARET FROST TWICHELL Correspondence, 1942-1955. Margaret “Peggy” Twichell served as a nurse’s assistant in the Infirmary from 1942 to 1943. See also: MARGARET FROST TWICHELL Biography.
9/20 ADMINISTRATION PMSS Government and Corporate Relations Component 1983 – Development plans to enlarge the base of support for the Pine Mountain Settlement School.
9/17 DEAR FRIEND Letter 1949 – James S. Crutchfield describes several major changes at Pine Mountain Settlement School.
9/16 DANCING IN THE CABBAGE PATCH Trees
9/16 DANCING IN THE CABBAGE PATCH Sheep – A history of sheep and related weaving in the Pine Mountain valley and Central Kentucky.
9/13 DANCING INTHE CABBAGE PATCH Moonshine Stories and history related to moonshine in Eastern Kentucky.
9/11 HAZEL HELEN MACKAY Correspondence
9/12 HAZEL HELEN MACKAY Staff – Biography of a nurse at Big Laurel Medical Center, 1924-1925
9/10 HISTORIES 1899 A Novel Excursion by Maria McVay – A travel journal of 1899 trip to Eastern Kentucky of a group of 19. The weeks-long journey included Henry Mixter Penniman (leader from Berea), Madeline McDowell Breckenridge and Ellen Churchill Semple, among others.
9/08 THE WILDERNESS ROAD IN KENTUCKY by Wm Allen Pusey I – Full text of the early and important book that traces the course of the well-known pioneer road. See also:
THE WILDERNESS ROAD IN KENTUCKY by Wm Allen Pusey II
9/07 BARBARA WILBUR FAULKNER Correspondence – Staff at Pine Mountain Settlement School in the late 1930s.
9/05 LUCRETIA GARFIELD Correspondence Part 2 – Granddaughter of President Garfield and staff at Pine Mountain Settlement School in the 1920s
8/28 LUCRETIA GARFIELD Correspondence Part 1 – Granddaughter of President Garfield and staff at Pine Mountain Settlement School in the 1920s
8/18 FARM Guide to Sheep, Goats, Weaving – A guide to the history of sheep in the Pine Mountain valley from pioneer days until the present.
8/18 FARM Harlan County Farm Defense Program WWII by William Hayes, PMSS Farm Supervisor, as a special to The Pine Cone, 1942.
8/18 PUBLICATIONS RELATED W.H. Gaumnitz “Education in the Southern Mountains 1938 – “Through a deep dive into scientific data and graphs, the various modes of education in the Southern Mountains are explored.”
8/18 CHARLES F. NESBITT Staff at Big Laurel Medical Center, 1923-1924. Married Aileene Lewis.
8/16 AILEENE LEWIS NESBITT Staff at Big Laurel Medical Center, 1923-1925. Married to Charles F. Nesbitt.
8/14 AILEENE LEWIS NESBITT Correspondence
8/10 Dr. ABBY NOYES LITTLE Correspondence, 1926-1947, after she left the PMSS Infirmary in 1918.
8/10 MARGARET MOTTER Talk ‘Mixin Larns Both Parties‘
7/30 Dr. KENNETH GOULD Staff – Biography of an Infirmary doctor, 1932-1933
7/28 Dr. KENNETH GOULD Correspondence
7/26 PARK W. FISHER Visitor – Correspondence – Sought PMSS’s help with his WWI fundraising efforts.
7/10 – 7/27 DEAR FRIEND Letters and Brochures 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971 (Go to DEAR FRIEND LETTERS Index for links.)
7/09 ADELE BRANDIES ARTICLE “Pine Mountain Settlement School 1951” & Brochure
7/07& 7/09 DEAR FRIEND Letters and Brochure 1950 & 1952 – Fundraising mailings.
7/06 RUTH STRANG Visitor – Biography of well-known Rural Youth Guidance Institute consultant and participant, beginning in 1936.
7/01 ALUMNI RELATIONS 1997 Mailing – PMSS Association of Alumni & Friends mailing.