Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 24: Publications Related
PUBLICATIONS RELATED Southern Highlands Craft Guild Brochures
Southern Highlands Craft Guild Brochures c. 1932 -1942
TAGS: Southern Highlands Craft Guild, brochures, Guild members, craft producing centers, handicrafts, artists, Helen Dingman, Fireside Industries, Tryon Toy Makers, ephemera, rural settlement schools, weaving, woodcarving, toys, baskets, craft guilds, Appalachian crafts, woodworking, brooms,
The following brochures describe craft programs of various members of the Southern Highlands Craft Guild. The Guild, an umbrella organization of small institutions with craft programs that sell hand-made crafts to various markets, had a strong presence in many rural settlement schools, including Pine Mountain Settlement School.
PUBLICATIONS RELATED Southern Mountain Handicraft Guild, Minutes of Meetings, 1941-1942
ADMIN CORRESPONDENCE 1932 Southern Mountain Handicraft Guild, RSVPs to Fall 1932 Guild Meeting at PMSS
GALLERY 1: PMSS Fireside Industries
CONTENTS: PMSS Fireside Industries
 Brochure cover: “Department of Fireside Industries, Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, Harlan County, Kentucky” Image: Sketch of a log cabin.
 “BASKETS”: List and images of 3 styles of baskets – Kentucky Baskets, Melon Baskets, Scrap Baskets — each with a list of available types and prices.
 “CHAIRS” and “TABLES AND TEASTANDS”: List of two kinds of chairs – Poplar and Walnut – with descriptions of each and their prices. Images: three line drawings of tables and teastands.
 “STOOLS – Walnut Frame with Split Bottom”: List of shapes, sizes and prices. Handwritten notation at bottom of the list: “A fifty cent reduction has been made on each of the above articles.”
“NOTE: Samples of blanket and coverlet patterns in both the over-shot and the summer and winter weave may be had on request. Postage, express, and crating [when needed] charges are extra on all articles.”
 “MISCELLANEOUS”: A list of items, such as fatty pine, laurel hooks, doll bed, doll table, walnut door latches, cornshuck hot plate mats, cornshuck foot scrapers, and cornshuck rugs. “Spinning wheels, looms and dulcimers made to order.“
“HEARTH BROOMS”: List of prices for brooms made with hickory or walnut handles. Image: line drawing of a broom with a carved handle. “May be had with one or two carved links in handle for hanging.”
Small print at bottom of page: “The Marchbanks Press, New York.”
GALLERY 2: Allenstand
 THE SOUTHERN HIGHLAND HANDICRAFT GUILD – An introductory paragraph states the organization’s goals and values. Three of the members are featured on this page:
1. THE SHOPS AT NORRIS DAM, TN, 610 Fifth Avenue, NY. “In 1935 this cooperative corporation was formed by twenty-five members of the Guild in order to extend the marketing of handicraft products of the Southern mountain region. Since then its shops at Norris Dam and in New York City have been established, and its membership has grown until there are fifty-six common stockholders….”
2. THE GUILD OFFICE at Berea, KY, describes how to contact them for information, including the Guild Shop at Asheville. “We can lay out an auto trip starting from Berea to various Producing Centers for visitors.”
3. ALLANSTAND, 18 College Street, Asheville, NC, “has what is considered the finest and most complete stock of handicrafts in Appalachian America.”
 GUILD PRODUCING CENTERS – A list of the centers with addresses, contact persons, and types of crafts:
Allanstand Cottage Industries, Asheville, NC
Apison Craft Center, Apison, TN
Arrowcraft Shop, Pi Beta Phi School, Gatlinburg, TN
Asheville College, Asheville, NC
Associate Arts Studio Camp, Swannanoa, NC
Berea College Student Industries, Berea, KY
Blue Ridge School, Bris, VA
John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC
Cherokee Indian School, Cherokee, NC
Cornelison Pottery, Bybee, KY
Dorland-Bell School, Hot Springs, NC
Handicraft Guild of the Diocese of S.W. Virginia, Dante, VA
Hillcrafters Guild, Berea, KY
Hindman Settlement School, Hindman, KY
Homeplace, Ary, KY
John and Mary R. Markle Handicraft School, Higgins, NV
[Continued on page 4.]
 A map of highways in Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, and North Carolina with the locations of the Southern Highland Handicraft Guild Producing Centers. [The map was drawn by June Coolidge Cary]. A paragraph invites readers to “stop in your vacation travels to see the Centers where fine handicrafts are being made. … Any gas station attendant will gladly give you the best route…”
 GUILD PRODUCING CENTERS [Continued from page 2.]
Mountain Cabin Quilters, Wooton, KY
Mountain Neighbors, Kimball, VA
Nye, Stuart, Asheville, NC
Penland Pewter, Arden, NC
Penland Weavers and Potters, Penland, NC
Pine Mountain Settlement School, “Pine Mountain, Kentucky — Glyn A. Morris — Hearth Brooms, stool, baskets, coverlets, woven runners, chairs.”
Pisgah Forest Pottery, Arden, NC
Pleasant Hill Academy Crafts, Pleasant Hill, TN
The Shuttle-Crafters, Russellville, TN
The Spinning Wheel, Asheville, NC
T. Throckmorton, Candler, NC
Watauga Industries, Boone, NC
Woodcrafters and Carvers, Gatlinburg, TN
GALLERY 3: Southern Highland Handicraft Guild History & Purpose,
c. 1940 and c. 1942
CONTENTS: Southern Highland Handicraft Guild History & Purpose
[1942_001] Cover for:
“THE SOUTHERN HIGHLAND HANDICRAFT GUILD: Its History and Purpose.”
Office of Secretary, Helen H. Dingman, Berea, Kentucky
Guild Shop, Mrs. Agnes Loeffler, Manager
18 College Street, Asheville, North Carolina
[1942_002] “The Southern Highland Handicraft Guild…is an organization interested in the handicrafts of our Southern Appalachian region.” Formed in 1930 “with nine charter members; … in 1940 the number has increased to twenty-nine producing centers, seven friends, and thirty-four individual craftsmen.” Three types of members: the individual craftsman ($1.00 a year membership fee); the “friend” ($5.00 a year) and the producing center ($10 a year).
[1942_003] Describes how the Guild is organized, location of meetings, and governing board. Miss Helen Dingman is the Secretary-Treasurer and member ex-officio. The Guild began as Allanstand Cottage Industries in Asheville, NC, made possible by Miss Frances Goodrich. Describes the origin of the name “Allenstand” and Miss Goodrich’s donation to the Guild of “Allenstand,” her distributing center for mountain crafts.
[1942_004] The Guild “is primarily an educational organization. Allanstand is its only shop.” Statement of the Guild’s values and goals.
[nd_001] Cover for:
“THE SOUTHERN HIGHLAND HANDICRAFT GUILD: Its History and Purpose“
Office of Secretary, George R. Bent, Berea, Kentucky
Allanstand, Miss Esther Bloxton, Manager
18 College Street, Asheville, North Carolina
[nd_002] “The Southern Highland Handicraft Guild is…an organization interested in the handicrafts of our Southern Appalachian region.” Formed in 1930 “with nine charter members; … in 1942 the number has increased to twenty-eight producing centers, six friends, and twenty-nine individual craftsmen.” Three types of members: the individual craftsman ($1.00 a year membership fee); the “friend” ($5.00 a year) and the producing center ($10 a year). Describes how the Guild is organized, location of meetings, …
[nd_003] … and governing board. The Guild began as Allanstand Cottage Industries in Asheville, NC, made possible by Miss Frances Goodrich. Describes the origin of the name “Allenstand” and Miss Goodrich’s donation to the Guild of “Allenstand,” her distributing center for mountain crafts.
[nd_004] The Guild “is primarily an educational organization. Allanstand is its only shop.” Statement of the Guild’s values and goals.
GALLERY 4: Smoky Mountain Handicrafts – The Jones’ Little Gallery
CONTENTS: Smoky Mountain Handicrafts – The Jones’ Little Gallery
“Smoky Mountain Handicrafts
The Jones’ Little Gallery
Woodstock, Ulster County, New York”
 “… These paintings recently exhibited in New York, greatly enhance the educational value of the collection and give it a necessary historic background. It is only in such remote and isolated regions as the Smokies that the primitive American arts are still preserved and the day is not far distant when they will completely disappear as the inroads of travel encroach on the habits and customs of life that have produced them .. ”
 “…paintings by Mr. Jones [visualize] the actual scenes where this artistic handicraft is conducted.” Mentions a variety of handicrafts that can be seen in the exhibit.
GALLERY 5: The Woodcrafters and Carvers Gatlinburg, TN
CONTENTS: The Woodcrafters and Carvers Gatlinburg, TN
 Cover for brochure titled:
“The Woodcrafters and Carvers
A distinctive shop of mountain handicraft products…
Member of the Southern Highland Handicraft Guild
Image: Sketch of logs with name and location of the shop.
 “POTTERY … We have Pisgah Forest pottery in its exquisite pinks and greens and turquoise; the famous orange ware of Jugtown; and quaint brown pottery from the Cumberlands.” Price lists for various types of pottery.
 Image: Photo of interior of the shop with items marked with ID numbers.
 “FURNITURE” price list, including a variety of stools, chairs, and tables. Also, drapery poles, Windsor Magazine basket, colonial desk, colonial hanging shelf, mirrors, colonial bed, chests corner cupboards. “Other pieces of furniture can be made to special order. All of our furniture is hand-made of solid native woods, wild cherry, and black walnut, hand-rubbed finish.”
 “MISCELLANEOUS” price list, including bookends, sconces, table lamps, letter holders, ash trays, letter openers, longleaf pine mats, wild honeysuckle mats, toasting forks, hat stands, pictures, beeswax candles, cigarette boxes, stationery, hooked mats and chair seat covers, brooms, baskets, pine cone turkeys, cornshuck dolls.
 “CARVED ANIMALS” price list. “From the John C. Campbell Folk School come these realistic small animals, hand-carved from applewood. …” Statement of “TERMS.”
 Image: Photo of four shelves of miscellaneous items marked with ID numbers.
 “WEAVINGS” price list for scarfs, bags, purses, and towels.
 Image: Photo of woven items marked with ID numbers.
 “WEAVINGS” price list continued, including handkerchief darning, powder puff cases, pincushions, sachets, dresser scarf, belts, napkins, tray and luncheon sets, napkin rings, hot dish mats, table squares and runners, and coverlets.
 “COSTUME ACCESSORIES” price list: “Beautifully finished wooden buttons, buckles, and bracelets….” and wooden handles for purses.
“TOYS” price list: stick horse, miniature bowling alley, blocks, cornshuck dolls, doll furniture, stuffed animals, pinafores, sunsuits, dolls, barrel bank, whistle.
 “WOODEN TABLE WARE” price list of hand-turned native wild cherry items.
Image: Table with wooden dishes, bowls and accessories, marked with ID numbers.
“These articles can also be supplied in maple or black walnut on special order. … Discounts on sets of table ware.”
GALLERY 6: Tryon Toy-Makers
CONTENTS: Tyron Toy-Makers
[toys_001] Brochure cover: “DELIGHTFUL TRYON TOYS”
Image: Drawing in color of two dolls in ethnic dresses. Brochure tied with red yarn.
[toys_002] History of two women, Eleanor Vance and Charlotte Yale, who began the toymaking enterprise for young people. (Continued on next page of brochure.)
Image: Black ink sketch of “a tiny custard-colored ‘fairy’ house with red roof and green trimmings” that housed the workshop in Tryon, NC.
[toys_003] History, continued: Biltmore experiment, Mr. George W. Vanderbilt, weaving, toys, wood-carving, display and sales room in the tiny custard-colored house, young people.
[toys_004] “OLD WOMAN IN A SHOE” – Describes a miniature hand-carved wooden house with the woman and children “copied from real little people which gives them unusual personality. 11 pieces. Price $10.00.” Image: Line drawing of toy.
[toys_005] “ELEPHANT SQUIRT GUN” – Price $1.75.
“THREE BLIND MICE – FLYING GEESE – BOY & PIG – GIRL WITH CHICKS” – For toddlers, wagonettes of animals on clock springs causing them to bob when in motion. $1.25. Image: Line drawing of toy.
[toys_006] “MOUNTAIN HOME: Traditional home in the mountains of North Carolina” with about 20 enameled hand-made figures. Price $12.
Image: Line drawing of log cabin, covered wagon, figures.
“BO-PEEP AND HER SHEEP.” Price: one dollar.
[toys_007] List with descriptions and prices: “BOY ON BARS” or “BUNNY ON BARS” balance toys, “TRICK BEAR, VILLAGE, WOODPECKER RATTLE, TOPS, BUNNY BOOKENDS”
[toys_008] “NOAH’S ARK” – 26 figures, including Mr. and Mrs. Noah and their three sons, and the animals. Price $10. Image: Line drawing of ark and figures.
[toys_009] “GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS” – 14 pieces including girl, bears, beds, chairs, table and bowls. Price $3.25.
“OX-CART” – “Just like the ones we still see sometimes in the more remote parts of our mountain settlements”: covered wagon with yoke of oxen that can be unhitched. Price $2.75.
“STILTS” – Woodpeckers serve as footholds. Price $2.00
[toys_010] “TREASURE CHESTS” – With a skull and crossbone and “Beware” on the top, a lock, and rope handles. Price $5. “COCK HORSE” – Price $1.75.
[toys_011] List with descriptions and prices, continued: “TIP-TOP COFFEE TABLE, BOOK-ENDS, BAG-TOPS, FOOT STOOL, CIGARETTE TRAY, BOWL OF FLOWERS, PAPER KNIVES, NUT BOWL”
[toys_012] “TEA TRAY, FIREPLACE BELLOWS, LETTER BOX”
[toys_013] “Except where noted in this booklet all articles are prepaid and there will be no charge for packing.
The TRYON TOY-MAKERS and WOOD-CARVERS of Tryon, North Carolina.
Eleanor P. Vance, Charlotte L. Yale
Produced by the Gollifox Press of Biltmore, North Carolina. Blocks by Burnley Weaver.”
Tryon Potted Plants
[plants_001] Brochure cover: “TRYON POTTED PLANTS.” Image: Line drawing of potted tulip in color.
[plants_002] “TRYON PLAYABLE WOOD FLOWERS” for pre-school age children. Tulips, daffodils, daisies and poppies, each in a box with “hand-colored label showing the assembled bloom.”
[plants_003] “Our shop in Tryon, North Carolina, displays all manner of ingenious and beautiful toys. They are made exclusively by the young people of the surrounding mountains….” Eleanor P. Vance and Charlotte L. Yale. Image: Image: Black ink sketch of the cottage that housed the workshop in Tryon, NC.
[white_hse_001] Newspaper clipping: “Toys From Tryon In Santa’s Pack For White House, … made by under-privileged mountain boys and girls in western North Carolina…” Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt revealed that she had placed Christmas orders for Tyron Toy-Makers toys and trinkets for her grandchildren, “Sistie” and “Buzzie” Dall. “The President’s wife spoke in glowing terms of the work done at Tryon, telling of her visit there earlier in the year.”
GALLERY 7: Fellowcrafters Guild and Fellowcrafters, Inc.
CONTENTS: Fellowcrafters Guild and Fellowcrafters, Inc.
 “The FELLOWCRAFTERS GUILD is an educational non-profit organization closely affiliated with Boston University. It is devoted to the purpose of increasing interest in all branches of craftsmanship.” Describes the group’s activities and contact information. “Affiliated with the Guild is Fellowcrafters, Inc.”
FELLOWCRAFTERS, INCORPORATED – Boston address for the workshop/mail order department and showroom/ retail department. Descriptions of Fellowcrafters, Inc. services: source of supplies for craftsmen; …
 …and research work in the craft field. Tells of the many of other groups besides individuals, that the company has dealt with; provided advice and designed programs. Lists the popular tools and materials and their uses, such as leather, looms, metals, amberol and erinoid, linoleum blocks and rubber engraving plates, …
 …gimp lacing, Nokiln Clay, etc. Describes the “kits” that are available. Gives an example of the research department’s recent success, the canvas boat kit, with all the parts and directions to construct a boat.
“In co-operation with Fellowcrafters, Inc., the Beacon Press is publishing a series of books on crafts which is known as ‘The Beacon Handicraft Series.” Lists examples of the subjects in the books.
 Additional description of the book series. Price $1.00 per volume.
“The large increase of interest in the handicrafts is one of the encouraging signs of the times…..Fellowcrafters, Inc., identifies itself completely with the spread of the craft idea through its research, commercial and educational activities. …” Provides contact information in Boston, MA.
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