ADMIN General Correspondence External 1932 Southern Mountain Handicraft Guild

 Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 06: Administrative Correspondence General
Admin General Correspondence External 1932 Southern Mountain Handicraft Guild

ADMIN GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE EXTERNAL 1932
Southern Mountain Handicraft Guild


TAGS: Admin general correspondence external 1932, Southern Mountain Handicraft Guild, Helen Dingman, Marguerite Butler, Glyn Morris, Asheville (NC) Normal and Associated Schools, Crossnore (NC) School, Inc., Diocese of Southwestern Virginia, Dorland-Bell School, Mountain Cabin Quilters, Penland (NC) Weavers and Pottery, Pinnacle Handcrafts, The Spinning Wheel


CORRESPONDENTS: RSVPs to Fall 1932 Guild Meeting at PMSS

Asheville (NC) Normal and Associated Schools – Frances Hudson.

Crossnore (NC) School, Inc. – Frances Hudson, Mary Martin Sloop, and Mrs. N.W. Johnson, Weaving Department.

Diocese of Southwestern Virginia, Roanoke, VA – Mabel R. Mansfield.

Dorland-Bell School, Hot Springs, NC – Ruth I. Taylor, Superintendent & Miss Hickman.

Mountain Cabin Quilters, Wooton, Leslie Co., KY – Frances B. Stoddard and Dr. Stoddard.

Penland (NC) Weavers and Pottery – Lucy Morgan.

Pinnacle Handcrafts, Sevierville, TN – Mrs. Susie L. McCrea.

The Southern Mountain Handicraft Guild, Berea, KY. Miss Helen H. Dingman, Secretary. [Board of Directors: Miss Marguerite Butler, John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC, President; Miss May Stone, Hindman (KY) Settlement School, Vice-President; Miss Clementine Douglas, The Spinning Wheel in Asheville, NC; Miss Lucy Morgan, Penland (NC) Weavers and Pottery.] Also, Mr. Allen Eaton.

The Spinning Wheel, Beaver Lake, Asheville, NC – Clementine Douglas.

Others:
Belinda Bass(?), Pineville, KY
Mrs. Campbell
Anna L. Walker, Berea, KY


CONTENTS: ADMIN CORRESPONDENCE EXTERNAL Southern Mountain Handicraft Guild

[Note: Letters from PMSS staff in the PMSS Collections are carbon copies, typewritten, unsigned, and meant for the Office files. The original signed copies were sent to the correspondents. Letters to PMSS staff were typewritten unless indicated otherwise.]

APRIL & AUGUST

[001] April 12, 1932. To Glyn A. Morris, PMSS Director, from Miss Helen H. Dingman, Office of the Secretary, on letterhead for The Southern Mountain Handicraft Guild, Berea, KY. Asks if the Guild could move the fall meeting, originally to be held at PMSS, to a more accessible place in order that members could more easily bring their best crafts to be assembled for an exhibit; possibly at Crossnore (NC) School. Mentions Mr. Delbert Eagle who is applying for PMSS school principal.

[002] April 14, 1932. To Dingman from Morris, who has no problem with the change of venue, but suggests that he could “have a supply train run into Pine Mountain with all exhibits if necessary.”

[003] August 24, 1932. To Morris from Marguerite Butler, President, on letterhead for The Southern Mountain Handicraft Guild, Berea, KY. The directors have changed back to their “original plan of having the Guild meeting at Pine Mountain this fall … because Mr. Eaton planned to collect the exhibits for the American Federation of Arts during the summer.” Asks about scheduling the meeting. She heard from Miss Douglas that “our Guild is doing very flourishing business in Asheville.”
[003a] Note on reverse side of [003], possibly in Morris’s handwriting and apparently a draft of a response to [003]. Agrees to any date they wish to set.

[004] August 29, 1932. To Butler from GM (Morris), who has heard from Miss Dingman about the change of venue; any date is acceptable.

SEPTEMBER

[005], [005a] September 2, 1932. Two-page handwritten letter to Morris from Dingman, Editor, on letterhead for Mountain Life and Work: Magazine of the Mountains, Berea, KY. She is currently at Pompton Lakes, NJ, but will return to Berea in a week and asks him to visit her then about the Guild meeting at PMSS. “…[I]t is the custom of the Guild to defray the expense of board & room for the hose and everyone will expect to pay something.” She will check her files for a volunteer weaving teacher for PMSS.

[006] September 5, 1932. To Morris from Butler, asking him to “take up the correspondence directly with Miss Dingman…. I wonder if we from Brasstown, Miss Dingman, and Miss Douglas could stay at Open House. Probably you know that three of us built that house a number of years ago, and it seems very much like home to me…..”

[007] September 15, 1932. To Morris from Butler, thanking him about her staying at Open House. 

[008] September 17, 1932. To Morris from Dingman, arranging the meeting schedule with him; asks questions about arriving and leaving and rates for room and board. Mentions meeting with Dr. [Kenneth] Gould.

[009] September 19, 1932. To Dingman from GM (Morris). Confirms the schedule that Dingman had suggested. “Our room and board at Pine Mountain has always been $1.25 a day.”

[010] September 21, 1932. Form letter to Morris from Dingman, announcing the fall meeting of the Southern Mountain Handicraft Guild at Pine Mountain Settlement School on October 12. Provides directions for arriving at Putney to take a logging train to PMSS and leaving their cars at one-car garages in Putney; cost of room and board; send RSVP to Morris; asks that each center brings “a small collection of [their] most significant articles….” Plans will be made for a Guild exhibit to be sent around the country by the American Federation of Arts. Mr. Allen Eaton is working on the project. 

[011] September 22, 1932. To Morris from Dingman, enclosing the announcement for the Guild’s fall meeting. Mentions that the “depression” may keep some from attending. 

[012] September 24, 1932. To Morris from Lucy Morgan, Director, on letterhead for Penland Weavers and Potters, Department of Appalachian School, Penland, NC. Will attend the Guild meeting as a board member.

[013], [013a] September 24, 1932. Two-page handwritten letter to Morris from Clementine Douglas on letterhead for The Spinning Wheel, Beaver Lake, Asheville, NC. She will be driving to the meeting with Miss Butler and staying at Open House.

[014], [014a] September 27, 1932. Two-page handwritten letter to Morris from Frances B. Stoddard in Mattapoisett, MA. She and Dr. Stoddard’s arrival and departure details. Stoddard represents the Mountain Cabin Quilters, Wooton, Leslie Co., KY.

[015] September 20, 1932. To Morris from Mabel R. Mansfield in Dante, VA, on letterhead for the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia in Roanoke, VA. Will attend, but needs to know if she can reach Putney by 2:00 on October 13 via train or bus.

[016] September 30, 1932. To Morris from Butler, reporting that 2 or 3 from the Guild will be coming for the meeting.

OCTOBER

[017] October 1, 1932. To Morris from Mrs. Susie L. McCrea, Pinnacle Handcrafts, Sevierville, TN, who will attend.

[018] October 2, 1932. To Morris from W.P. Breneman on letterhead for Asheville (NC) Normal and Associated Schools. Three will attend.

[019] October 3, 1932. To Morris from Frances Hudson (for Mary Martin Sloop and Mrs. N.W. Johnson, Weaving Dept.) on letterhead for Crossnore (NC) School, Inc. Two or three will attend.

[020] October 3, 1932. To Morris from Dingman, who lists six attendees who will “cross the mountain in the truck.” Mr. Eaton will attend and May Stone will possibly attend.

[021] October 4, 1932. To Morris from Ruth I. Taylor, Superintendent, on letterhead for the Dorland-Bell School in Hot Springs, NC. She and Miss Hickman will attend.

[022] October 5, 1932. To Morris from Butler. Three will attend, probably including Mrs. Campbell.

[023] October 5, 1932. To Morris from Lucy C. Morgan, Director, on letterhead for Penland (NC) Weavers and Potters. Will arrive with the parties from Brasstown and Asheville.

[024] October 6, 1932. Handwritten letter to Morris from Belinda Bass(?), Hotel Continental, Pineville, KY. Will attend.

[025] October 7, 1932. To Morris from Dingman, reporting that Miss Morgan with two others from Penland and Mr. Eaton will attend. Miss May Stone cannot attend.

[026], [027] N.D. Two-page handwritten letter to Morris from Anna L. Walker, Berea, Ky. Three will attend.


See Also:
PUBLICATIONS RELATED Southern Highlands Craft Guild Brochures
– IN PROGRESS

PUBLICATIONS RELATED Southern Mountain Handicraft Guild
Meeting Minutes, 1941 and 1942