For over 100 years Pine Mountain has been focused on enriching lives and connecting people through Appalachian place-based education for all ages.
An in-depth digital look at the Pine Mountain Settlement School Archive. The collections
Now over 2,000 pages of local and regional history and biographies.
ABOUT THE ARCHIVE
The Vision of the Pine Mountain Settlement School Archive is to provide a voice that will encourage transformations in our relationship to the cultures of the Appalachian region through access to a unique and extensive body of material about a rural settlement school within the region. The rural settlement school movement and its impact on the people of Eastern Kentucky and the Southern Appalachians is a story that has sometimes been misrepresented, romanticized, or only partially understood. We envision an accessible, deep, vibrant and vital resource that will encourage exploration and collaborative dialogue about the hidden and sometimes contested history of rural settlement schools. We envision broader dissemination of research materials across all public, private, and federal sectors interested in Appalachian cultures and life. more …
OUR ARCHIVAL MISSION
The Pine Mountain Settlement School archival mission supports the institutional mission and strategic planning goals. Our institutional mission continues a long 107-year history of multiple educational and social enrichment programs centered on the local community and beyond. Once a boarding school with a progressive educational curriculum, Pine Mountain School’s recent educational programming has moved away from residential education to multi-faceted offerings of short-term environmental, cultural, medical, social, agricultural, and art and craft programs and workshops. But, the archive has not moved away from, nor will it move away from, a commitment to Pine Mountain as place and people. more …
To access the Archive go to INDEX TO ARCHIVAL COLLECTIONS (also at the top of the page).
Go to PINE MOUNTAIN SETTLEMENT SCHOOL MAIN PAGE to learn more about the School’s current workshops, community interaction, annual events, and other activities. It is also where you can find information about donating to the School and visiting the campus.
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ARCHIVE WHAT’S NEW AND OLD!
Southern Mountain Handicraft Guild
Minutes of Meetings, 1941-1942
This page features images and a list of contents of minutes of the Guild’s fall 1941 and spring 1942 meetings, as well as miscellaneous correspondence, reports, and brochures, all of which provide an inside look at the operations of the Southern Mountain Handicraft Guild (later known as the Southern Highland Handicraft Guild) in the early 1940s.
“Eventually, unless he leaves the mountains, the student returns to a situation alien to his schooling. Everything is against him …”
1930s – I took two major steps to remedy the situation: (1) Modify the curriculum (2) Annual Youth Guidance Institute …“
See the WHAT’S NEW! ARCHIVE for previously featured collections,
NOW IN A NEW EASIER-TO-NAVIGATE FORMAT. This archived list includes links to
FAMILIES IN PINE MOUNTAIN VALLEY COMMUNITY (See June and November 2018).
ARCHIVE LATEST DIGITAL ADDITIONS
2/27 ESTHER ROETTINGER Correspondence – Images and list of contents of Letters of a PMSS trustee’s niece, who worked in the Model Home in the summer of 1927.
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.
1/18 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.
1/5 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.
Go to ARCHIVE LATEST DIGITAL ADDITIONS for previous lists.
COMMENTS and CONTACT
Comments and feedback regarding the material on this website or on the institutional history are welcomed. Comments directly on the website are not enabled.
PMSS ARCHIVE MISSION STATEMENT (extended)
FORMS & INFORMATION
ABOUT OCR TEXT
Many of the texts included in this site have been automatically generated using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software. In some cases, these texts have not been manually reviewed or corrected.
OCR enables searching of large quantities of full-text data, but it is not 100% accurate. The level of accuracy depends on the print quality of the original publication and its condition at the time of microfilming. Publications with poor quality paper, small print, mixed fonts, multiple column layouts or damaged pages may have poor OCR accuracy.
CITATION OF MATERIALS
Any PUBLIC use of material must properly cite Pine Mountain Settlement School in the following manner:
“[Identification of Item],” [Collection Name] [Series Number, if applicable]. [date], Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY. [date accessed]
The manuscript collections and archival records in the Pine Mountain Settlement School Collections may contain sensitive and/or confidential information derived from historical archives that may be protected under federal and state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers who wish to publish and users who may share material from the Pine Mountain Settlement School Collections are advised by this notice that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in some collections within the Pine Mountain Settlement School Collections without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. may be a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy if facts concerning an individual’s private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person for which Pine Mountain Settlement School assumes no responsibility.
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See INDEX TO COLLECTIONS for an overview of collections and series.