Pine Mountain Settlement School
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11/28 JOHN A. SPELMAN III Blocks for Prints – A listing of proofs taken from linoleum blocks produced by the artist John A. Spelman III who taught art at Pine Mountain Settlement School in the late 1930s and early 1940s.
11/5 JOSEPHINE M. MERRILL Staff – Biography and images of a community worker at the PMSS satellite operations, then housemother and teacher at Pine Mountain Settlement School, 1931 to 1949.
11/4 Brief summaries and images of three sets of correspondence to and from Josephine M. Merrill, a community worker at the PMSS satellite operations, then housemother and teacher at Pine Mountain Settlement School, 1931 to 1949.
JOSEPHINE M. MERRILL Correspondence I – 1931-1933
JOSEPHINE M. MERRILL Correspondence II – 1934-1938
JOSEPHINE M. MERRILL Correspondence III – 1939-1954
10/27 LOUISE MERRILL Correspondence – Transcription and images of a four-page letter from Merrill to her mother, describing a typical PMSS day. She was a housemother and dietitian in the 1930s.
10/17 Dr. EMMA and Dr. FRANCIS TUCKER Correspondence 1951 – Brief summaries and images of correspondence of wife-and-husband physicians who worked full-time and then summers at PMSS (1942-1951).
10/17 (Updated) EMILY C. HARPHAM Staff “The Aeroplane Comes to Line Fork.” Transcription of Harpham’s narrative was added to this page.
10/17 (Updated) PUBLICATIONS RELATED 1920 “A Day in a Kentucky Mountain School“
by Emily C. Harpham, who writes of her experiences as a teacher for PMSS’s Line Fork Settlement. Published in the December 17, 1920, College Club of Akron Bulletin.
10/4 ROBERT SHEPHERD Trustee – Biography of a PMSS trustee (1963-1971) and a horticulturist who advised the School concerning its garden and landscape cultivation. See also 9/13)
9/13 ROBERT SHEPHERD Correspondence – Images and brief summaries of letters of a Pine Mountain Settlement School board member from 1963 until 1971, primarily with Burton Rogers, PMSS Director. Shepherd was a Horticulturist and Resource Development Specialist with the University of Kentucky’s agricultural extension service and assisted the School with questions regarding the farm and regional horticulture. (See also 10/4)
8/28 (Updated) Dr. EMMA and Dr. FRANCIS TUCKER Correspondence 1946 – Images and brief summaries of correspondence in 1946 of wife-and-husband physicians who worked full-time and then summers at PMSS from 1942 until 1950.
8/27 Dr. EMMA and Dr. FRANCIS TUCKER 80 Year Anniversary 1951 – Images and transcription of an 11-page detailed biography honoring the Tuckers’ 80 years and their service as medical doctors in China as well as at Pine Mountain Settlement School from 1942 until 1950.
8/24 GLENN ARGETSINGER Staff – Biography of a PMSS student teacher from Antioch College’s Cooperative Education Program (1928-1930), who was later hired as a student counselor (1937-1940).
8/22 EVERETT K. WILSON Correspondence – Images and contents of a five-page 1937 summary of Wilson’s work experience as counselor at Pine Mountain Settlement School, 1935-1937. See also: EVERETT K. WILSON Staff – Biography.
8/16 ALBERT G. WEIDLER Visitor – Biography of a Berea College faculty member who expanded the Berea Labor Program and founded Kentucky’s first credit union at Berea, 1920s. His advocacy of cooperative consumerism was an influence on PMSS’s programming.
7/13 MARGARET ANN LIVINGOOD Staff – Biography of an English teacher at PMSS, September to December 1935. Sister of James C. Livingood, Mechanics Teacher, 1937-1938. Also, possibly, a PMSS physician in 1930s and 1950? (not verified).
7/09 ALAN AND ELIZABETH LOMAX Visitors – Biography of Alan Lomax, an extraordinary collector, ethnomusicologist, musician, producer, writer, and lecturer. In 1937, he and his wife Elizabeth Lomax, gathered 20th century folk music from the southeastern Kentucky area with a stop at PMSS. Also included on this page is a list of recordings by the Lomax family, 1922-1960.
4/22 PHOTOGRAPHS – ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Series V Classes and Trails – Early photographs that document some of the Environmental Education programmings at Pine Mountain Settlement School in the 1980s. The images focus on the School classes and the trails used in instruction.
3/21 JERRY WORKMAN Staff – Biography of a PMSS Community School crafts teacher (1960-1968) from Berea College, who started Appalachian Fireside Crafts and Appalachian Fireside Gallery in Berea, Kentucky. His wife, Eleanor, was also a PMSS worker during the same years, assisting with various activities at the School as needed. Later, he worked for many years with the Save the Children Federation.
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