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

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 VII Homeplace General Correspondence, 1927-1976 Boxes 38-59

This series consists of general correspondence maintained at Homeplace by Lula Hale. It forms a comprehensive record of day-to-day work conducted during her lifetime. Arrangement is chronological, although it appears her original filing system was subject based. Subject areas include her arrival at Ary in 1929, relations with Health Departments, University of Kentucky, and county school systems. Her letters also reflect efforts to supplement her extension work expertise through contacts with such agencies as the American Library Association and the Conference of Southern Mountain Workers. Among important correspondents in the early years were Olive Dame Campbell of John C. Campbell Folk School, Helen Dingman of the Berea Opportunity School program; and Thomas Cooper, dean of the University of Kentucky College Of Agriculture. Other important correspondents include Loretto Conroy Martin, W.H. Hyden, Ross Sloniker, Howard P. Fischbach, Keith Cameron, Francis S. Hutchins, Luise West, and Fred Bryant.

Letters during the period 1929-1934 exude an atmosphere of excitement about the developing Homeplace programs. While the unexpected death of E.O. Robinson somewhat dampened these hopes, subsequent correspondence reflects the persistent efforts of Hale, Homeplace staff, and Fund Trustees to continue the development of programs designed to realize Robinson's vision. Although his fundamental aim -- economic self-sufficiency -- was not directly achieved, these letters document Hale's efforts through the Mountain Fund, to ameliorate many of the area's harshest health, education, and economic problems. The construction of Homeplace Hospital in 1948 is perhaps the best example of the Fund's responsiveness to local needs.

Letters from the 1950's and 1960s document the increasing degree to which Hale's role was changing. Programs she had administered in the areas of agricultural demonstration, industrial arts, and library extension were fast being duplicated by state and local agencies. More of her time was taken up with housekeeping and financial matters relating to the expanded pool of hospital employees.

Box 38, cont'd.

  1. Grants and Scholarships: Young Men's Christian Association
  2. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Aug.-Sept. 1924
  3. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Apr. 1927
  4. Homeplace/General Correspondence: 1929

Box 39

  1. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Jan. 1930
  2. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Feb. 1930
  3. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Mar. 1930
  4. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Apr. 1930
  5. Homeplace/General Correspondence: May-June 1930
  6. Homeplace/General Correspondence: July-Aug. 1930
  7. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Sept.-Oct. 1930
  8. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Nov.-Dec. 1930
  9. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Jan.-Feb. 1931
  10. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Mar.-Apr. 1931

Box 40

  1. Homeplace/General Correspondence: May-June 1931
  2. Homeplace/General Correspondence: July-Sept. 1931
  3. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Oct.-Dec. 1931
  4. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Jan.-Apr. 1932
  5. Homeplace/General Correspondence: May-July 1932
  6. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Aug.-Sept. 1932
  7. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Oct.-Dec. 1932
  8. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Jan.-Feb. 1933
  9. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Mar.-May 1933
  10. Homeplace/General Correspondence: June-July 1933
  11. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Aug.-Sept. 1933
  12. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Oct.-Dec. 1933

Box 41

  1. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Jan.-Apr. 1934
  2. Homeplace/General Correspondence: May-Sept. 1934
  3. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Oct.-Dec. 1934
  4. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Jan.-Feb. 1935
  5. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Mar.-Apr. 1935
  6. Homeplace/General Correspondence: May 1935
  7. Homeplace/General Correspondence: June-July 1935
  8. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Aug.-Sept. 1935
  9. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Oct. 1935
  10. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Nov. 1935
  11. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Dec. 1935
  12. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Jan.-Feb. 1936

Box 42

  1. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Mar.-Apr. 1936
  2. Homeplace/General Correspondence: May-June 1936
  3. Homeplace/General Correspondence: July-Aug. 1936
  4. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Sept. 1936
  5. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Oct.-Nov. 1936
  6. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Dec. 1936
  7. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Jan.-May 1937
  8. Homeplace/General Correspondence: June-Dec. 1937
  9. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Jan.-Aug. 1938
  10. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Sept.-Dec. 1938
  11. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Jan.-Mar. 1939
  12. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Apr.-May 1939
  13. Homeplace/General Correspondence: June-Aug. 1939
  14. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Sept.-Dec. 1939

Box 43

  1. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Jan.-Apr. 1940
  2. Homeplace/General Correspondence: May-July 1940
  3. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Aug. 1940
  4. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Sept. 1940
  5. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Oct. 1940
  6. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Nov.-Dec. 1940
  7. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Jan. 1941
  8. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Feb. 1941
  9. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Mar. 1941
  10. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Mar. (cont.) 1941
  11. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Apr. 1st-13th, 1941
  12. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Apr. 14-30, 1941
  13. Homeplace/General Correspondence: May 1-24, 1941
  14. Homeplace/General Correspondence: May 25-31, 1941

Box 44

  1. Homeplace/General Correspondence: June 1-16, 1941
  2. Homeplace/General Correspondence: June 17-30, 1941
  3. Homeplace/General Correspondence: July 1-16, 1941
  4. Homeplace/General Correspondence: July 17-32, 1941
  5. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Aug.-Sept. 1941
  6. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Oct. 1-21, 1941
  7. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Oct. 22-31, 1941
  8. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Nov. 1-18, 1941
  9. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Nov. 19-30, 1941
  10. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Dec. 1941
  11. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Jan. 1942
  12. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Feb. 1942

Box 45

  1. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Mar. 1942
  2. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Apr. 1942
  3. Homeplace/General Correspondence: May 1942
  4. Homeplace/General Correspondence: June 1942
  5. Homeplace/General Correspondence: July 1942
  6. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Aug.-Sept. 1942
  7. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Oct.-Nov. 1942
  8. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Dec. 1942
  9. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Jan. 1943
  10. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Feb. 1943
  11. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Mar. 1943
  12. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Apr. 1943
  13. Homeplace/General Correspondence: May 1943

Box 46

  1. Homeplace/General Correspondence: June 1943
  2. Homeplace/General Correspondence: July 1-15, 1943
  3. Homeplace/General Correspondence: July 16-31, 1941
  4. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Aug. 1943
  5. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Sept. 1943
  6. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Oct. 1943
  7. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Nov. 1-11, 1943
  8. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Nov. 12-30, 1943
  9. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Dec. 1943
  10. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Jan. 1-17, 1944
  11. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Jan. 18-31, 1944

Box 47

  1. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Feb. 1944
  2. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Mar. 1944
  3. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Apr. 1944
  4. Homeplace/General Correspondence: May 1944
  5. Homeplace/General Correspondence: June-July 1944
  6. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Aug. 1944
  7. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Sept. 1944
  8. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Oct. 1944
  9. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Nov. 1944
  10. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Dec. 1944
  11. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Jan.-Oct. 1945
  12. Homeplace/General Correspondence: 1946
  13. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Jan.-Feb. 1947

Box 48

  1. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Mar.-July 1947
  2. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Aug.-Oct. 1947
  3. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Nov.-Dec. 1947
  4. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Jan.-Mar. 1948
  5. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Apr.-May 1948
  6. Homeplace/General Correspondence: June-Aug. 1948
  7. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Sept.-Dec. 1948
  8. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Jan.-Feb. 1949
  9. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Mar.-May 1949
  10. Homeplace/General Correspondence: June-July 1949
  11. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Aug.-Dec. 1949
  12. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Jan.-Apr. 1950

Box 49

  1. Homeplace/General Correspondence: May-June 1950
  2. Homeplace/General Correspondence: July-Sept. 1950
  3. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Oct.-Dec. 1950
  4. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Jan.-Mar. 1951
  5. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Apr.-June 1951
  6. Homeplace/General Correspondence: July-Aug. 1951
  7. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Sept.-Dec. 1951
  8. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Jan.-Mar. 1952
  9. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Apr.-June 1952
  10. Homeplace/General Correspondence: July-Oct. 1952
  11. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Nov. 1952
  12. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Dec. 1952
  13. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Jan.-May 1953
  14. Homeplace/General Correspondence: June-July 1953

Box 50

  1. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Aug.-Sept. 1953
  2. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Oct. 1953
  3. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Nov.-Dec. 1953
  4. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Jan.-Mar. 1954
  5. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Apr.-May 1954
  6. Homeplace/General Correspondence: June-July 1954
  7. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Aug.-Sept. 1954
  8. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Oct.-Dec. 1954
  9. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Jan.-Feb. 1955
  10. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Mar.-Apr.
  11. Homeplace/General Correspondence: May-June 1955
  12. Homeplace/General Correspondence: July-Sept. 1955
  13. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Oct. 1955
  14. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Nov.-Dec. 1955

Box 51

  1. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Jan. 1956
  2. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Feb.-Mar. 1956
  3. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Apr.-May 1956
  4. Homeplace/General Correspondence: June 1956
  5. Homeplace/General Correspondence: July-Aug. 1956
  6. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Sept.-Oct. 1956
  7. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Nov.-Dec. 1956
  8. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Jan.-Feb. 1957
  9. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Mar.-Apr. 1957
  10. Homeplace/General Correspondence: May-June 1957
  11. Homeplace/General Correspondence: July-Aug. 1957
  12. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Sept.-Oct. 1957
  13. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Nov.-Dec. 1957
  14. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Jan.-Mar. 1958

Box 52

  1. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Apr.-May 1958
  2. Homeplace/General Correspondence: June-July 1958
  3. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Aug.-Sept. 1958
  4. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Oct.-Dec. 1958
  5. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Jan.-Feb. 1959
  6. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Mar. 1959
  7. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Apr. 1959
  8. Homeplace/General Correspondence: May-June 1959
  9. Homeplace/General Correspondence: July 1959
  10. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Aug.-Sept. 1959
  11. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Oct. 1959
  12. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Nov.-Dec. 1959
  13. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Jan.-Feb. 1960
  14. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Mar.-Apr. 1960
  15. Homeplace/General Correspondence: May-June 1960

Box 53

  1. Homeplace/General Correspondence: July-Aug. 1960
  2. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Sept.-Oct. 1960
  3. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Nov.-Dec. 1960
  4. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Jan.-Feb. 1961
  5. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Mar.-Apr. 1961
  6. Homeplace/General Correspondence: May-July 1961
  7. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Aug.-Oct. 1961
  8. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Nov.-Dec. 1961
  9. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Jan.-Mar. 1962
  10. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Apr.-May 1962
  11. Homeplace/General Correspondence: June-July 1962

Box 54

  1. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Aug.-Sept. 1962
  2. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Oct.-Dec. 1962
  3. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Jan.-Mar. 1963
  4. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Apr.-July 1963
  5. Homeplace/General Correspondence: July-Aug. 1963
  6. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Sept.-Oct. 1963
  7. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Nov.-Dec. 1963
  8. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Jan.-Feb. 1964
  9. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Mar.-Apr. 1964
  10. Homeplace/General Correspondence: May-June 1964
  11. Homeplace/General Correspondence: July-Aug. 1964

Box 55

  1. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Sept.-Oct. 1964
  2. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Nov.-Dec. 1964
  3. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Jan.-Mar. 1965
  4. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Apr.-May 1965
  5. Homeplace/General Correspondence: June-Aug. 1965
  6. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Sept.-Oct. 1965
  7. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Nov.-Dec. 1965
  8. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Jan.-Feb. 1966
  9. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Mar.-Apr. 1966
  10. Homeplace/General Correspondence: May-June 1966
  11. Homeplace/General Correspondence: July 1966
  12. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Aug.-Sept. 1966

Box 56

  1. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Oct.-Nov. 1966
  2. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Dec. 1966
  3. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Jan.-Feb. 1967
  4. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Mar. 1967
  5. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Apr.-May 1967
  6. Homeplace/General Correspondence: June-July 1967
  7. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Aug.-Sept. 1967
  8. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Oct. 1967
  9. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Nov.-Dec. 1967
  10. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Jan.-Mar. 1968
  11. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Apr.-June 1968
  12. Homeplace/General Correspondence: July-Sept. 1968

Box 57

  1. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Oct.-Dec. 1968
  2. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Jan.-Mar. 1969
  3. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Apr.-June
  4. Homeplace/General Correspondence: July-Sept. 1969
  5. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Oct.-Dec. 1969
  6. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Jan.-Mar. 1970
  7. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Apr.-June 1970
  8. Homeplace/General Correspondence: July-Sept. 1970

Box 58

  1. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Oct.-Dec. 1970
  2. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Jan.-Mar. 1971
  3. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Apr.-June 1971
  4. Homeplace/General Correspondence: July-Sept. 1971
  5. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Oct.-Dec. 1971
  6. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Jan.-Mar. 1972
  7. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Apr.-June 1972
  8. Homeplace/General Correspondence: July-Sept. 1972
  9. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Oct.-Dec. 1972
  10. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Jan.-Mar. 1973

Box 59

  1. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Apr.-June 1973
  2. Homeplace/General Correspondence: July-Sept. 1973
  3. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Oct.-Nov. 1973
  4. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Jan.-Feb. 1974
  5. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Mar.-July 1974
  6. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Aug.-Sept. 1974
  7. Homeplace/General Correspondence: Oct.-Dec. 1974
  8. Homeplace/General Correspondence: 1975, 1976, 1988
  9. Homeplace/General Correspondence: not dated

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