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Guide to the E.O. Robinson Mountain Fund, Series IV
 

Accession Number: 20
Records, 1922-1987
29.2 Linear Feet
Online Catalog Record (BANC)

Overview & Series Description
History
Series I - Minutes of the Board of Trustees
Series II - Financial Records
      Subseries 1 - Trust Agreements
      Subseries 2 - Finacncial Summaries and Audits
      Subseries 3- Income and Disbursement Statements
      Subseries 4- Citizen's Fidelity Transaction Statements
      Subseries 5- Journal / Account Sheets
Series III - Chairmen and Trustees Files
      Subseries 1 - Edward O' Rear
      Subseries 2 - Ross Sloniker
      Subseries 3 - Francis S. Hutchins
      Subseries 4 - J. Farra Van Meter
      Subseries 5 - Henry H. Loomis
Series IV - West Correspondence
Series V - Lexington Subject Files
Series VI - Projects and Grants
Series VII - Homeplace General Correspondence
   1920s 1930s1940s 1950s1960s 1970s1980s undated
Series VIII - Homeplace Subject Files
Series IX - Photographs
Series X - Homeplace Rural Health Association
     Subseries 1 - Service Reports
     Subseries 2 - Personnel Records
     Subseries 3 - Miscellany
Series XI - Perry County Rural Telephone Company
     Subseries 1 - Record Book
     Subseries 2 - Correspondence
     Subseries 3 - Financial Records
Series XII - Oversize and Miscellany

Overview

These are the board meeting minutes, financial records, correspondence, and photographs documenting the founding of the E.O. Robinson Mountain Fund and its role in southeastern Kentucky agricultural, educational, health, and economic improvement efforts during the years 1922-1987.

Related Berea College Archives

Buckhorn Children's Center Records, SAA 45

Related References

Purcell, L. Edward, Good Neighbor to the Mountains: The Story of the E.O. Robinson Mountain Fund 1922-1987. E.O. Robinson Mountain Fund, 1988.

Series IV West Correspondence Boxes 19-24

This series is comprised of correspondence maintained in Lexington, by Mountain Fund secretary, Luise West. West followed Loretto Martin in 1951 and was employed on a part-time basis by the Fund, while at the same time serving as secretary to Edward S. Dabney, president of Security Trust Bank. West served during the chairmanships of Edward O'Rear, Ross Sloniker, Francis Hutchins, Fred Bryant, and J. Farra Van Meter, playing an important role in day-to-day administration. In addition to maintaining principal records of the Fund, she was responsible for depositing receipts of endowment investments, maintaining receipt and disbursement ledgers, and paying the salaries of Homeplace employees.

The West subseries consists of incoming and outgoing letters and memoranda, arranged chronologically. A sizable portion relates to routine financial transactions reported to West by Lula Hale or by Homeplace Hospital staff. There is also correspondence of chairs and other Fund trustees. That for Fred Bryant is especially sizeable. There is only sparse correspondence for O'Rear, Sloniker, and Hutchins because they resided outside Lexington and maintained their own files. This correspondence is particularly useful in documenting the informal authority West came to have in Fund affairs and of her relationship with Lula Hale as both co-worker and friend.

Box 19, cont'd.

  1. Luise West: Correspondence, 1955-1962
  2. Luise West: Correspondence, Jan.-July 1963
  3. Luise West: Correspondence, Aug. 1963
  4. Luise West: Correspondence, Sept. 1963
  5. Luise West: Correspondence, Oct. 1963
  6. Luise West: Correspondence, Nov. 1963
  7. Luise West: Correspondence, Dec. 1963
  8. Luise West: Correspondence, Jan. 1964
  9. Luise West: Correspondence, Feb. 1964
  10. Luise West: Correspondence, Mar. 1964
  11. Luise West: Correspondence, Apr. 1964
  12. Luise West: Correspondence, May 1964
  13. Luise West: Correspondence, June 1964
  14. Luise West: Correspondence, July 1964
  15. Luise West: Correspondence, Aug. 1964

Box 20

  1. Luise West: Correspondence, Sept. 1964
  2. Luise West: Correspondence, Oct. 1964
  3. Luise West: Correspondence, Nov. 1964
  4. Luise West: Correspondence, Dec. 1964
  5. Luise West: Correspondence, Jan. 1965
  6. Luise West: Correspondence, Feb. 1965
  7. Luise West: Correspondence, Mar.-Apr. 1965
  8. Luise West: Correspondence, May 1965
  9. Luise West: Correspondence, June 1965
  10. Luise West: Correspondence, July 1966
  11. Luise West: Correspondence, May-Dec. 1967
  12. Luise West: Correspondence, June-July 1968
  13. Luise West: Correspondence, Aug. 1968
  14. Luise West: Correspondence, Sept. 1968
  15. Luise West: Correspondence, Oct. 1968
  16. Luise West: Correspondence, Nov. 1968
  17. Luise West: Correspondence, Dec. 1968

Box 21

  1. Luise West: Correspondence, Jan. 1969
  2. Luise West: Correspondence, Feb. 1969
  3. Luise West: Correspondence, Mar. 1969
  4. Luise West: Correspondence, Apr. 1969
  5. Luise West: Correspondence, May 1969
  6. Luise West: Correspondence, June 1969
  7. Luise West: Correspondence, July-Aug. 1969
  8. Luise West: Correspondence, Sept. 1969
  9. Luise West: Correspondence, Oct. 1969
  10. Luise West: Correspondence, Nov. 1969
  11. Luise West: Correspondence, Dec. 1969
  12. Luise West: Correspondence, Jan. 1970
  13. Luise West: Correspondence, Feb. 1970
  14. Luise West: Correspondence, Mar. 1970
  15. Luise West: Correspondence, Apr. 1970
  16. Luise West: Correspondence, May 1970
  17. Luise West: Correspondence, June 1970
Box 22
  1. Luise West: Correspondence, July 1970
  2. Luise West: Correspondence, Aug. 1970
  3. Luise West: Correspondence, Sept. 1970
  4. Luise West: Correspondence, Oct. 1970
  5. Luise West: Correspondence, Nov. 1970
  6. Luise West: Correspondence, Dec. 1970
  7. Luise West: Correspondence, Jan. 1971
  8. Luise West: Correspondence, Feb. 1971
  9. Luise West: Correspondence, Mar. 1971
  10. Luise West: Correspondence, Apr. 1971
  11. Luise West: Correspondence, May 1971
  12. Luise West: Correspondence, June 1971
  13. Luise West: Correspondence, July 1971
  14. Luise West: Correspondence, Aug. 1971
  15. Luise West: Correspondence, Sept. 1971
Box 23
  1. Luise West: Correspondence, Oct. 1971
  2. Luise West: Correspondence, Nov. 1971
  3. Luise West: Correspondence, Dec. 1971
  4. Luise West: Correspondence, Jan. 1972
  5. Luise West: Correspondence, Feb. 1972
  6. Luise West: Correspondence, Mar. 1972
  7. Luise West: Correspondence, Apr. 1972
  8. Luise West: Correspondence, May 1972
  9. Luise West: Correspondence, June 1972
  10. Luise West: Correspondence, July 1972
  11. Luise West: Correspondence, Aug. 1972
  12. Luise West: Correspondence, Sept. 1972
  13. Luise West: Correspondence, Oct. 1972
  14. Luise West: Correspondence, Nov.-Dec. 1972
  15. Luise West: Correspondence, Jan. 1973
  16. Luise West: Correspondence, Feb. 1973
  17. Luise West: Correspondence, Mar. 1973
  18. Luise West: Correspondence, Apr. 1973
  19. Luise West: Correspondence, May 1973
Box 24
  1. Luise West: Correspondence, June 1973
  2. Luise West: Correspondence, n.d.
  3. Luise West: Eskew and Gresham, 1963-1972

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