Accession Number: 22
Pine Mountain Community Study Records, 1948-1965
Bulk Dates: 1950-1952
3.2 linear feet
Overview and Series Description
Series I - Rough Draft Materials
Series II - Articles and Reports
Series III - Correspondence
Series IV - Questionnaires,
Tabulations and Code Sheets
Series V - Pine Mountain
Settlement School Material
Series VI - Miscellaneous
Maps and Papers
Series VII - Follow-up Study
Access and Use
Preferred citation: Pine Mountain Community Study
Records, Berea College Special Collections & Archives, Berea, Ky.
These are correspondence, survey questionnaires, data tabulations,
a draft report, and published articles relating to a socio-economic
study in 1950 of the Pine Mountain community in Harlan County,
Kentucky by Dr. Roscoe Giffin, Berea College Sociology professor.
The study was proposed in 1949 by Berea College president Francis S. Hutchins,
then a trustee of Pine Mountain Settlement School. The school's boarding high
school had closed that year and its elementary programs had merged with the
Harlan County school system. It was concluded that a socio-economic study of
the area would be useful in identifying possible new areas of service for the
school to pursue.
Giffin's study was never published in its entirety, though he
did use data from the study to write several articles, three of
which were published as a series in Mountain Life and Work in
1953. Giffin apparently based the design of his study upon one
utilized by the University of Kentucky Department of Rural Sociology
in a 1949 survey of farm families by U.K. professors Ward W. Bauder
and James S. Brown.
Related Berea College Archives
Pine Mountain Settlement School Collection, SAA 10
Mountain Settlement School Records,
Francis Hutchins Papers, Berea College Archives RG 3.05
Brown, James S.
8 manuscript boxes
This series includes a rough draft with penciled corrections and
final version of the survey text.
This series includes published articles and a faculty report based
upon survey data. There are also several letters concerning the
articles and a copy of a related 1951 report done by Giffin's Sociology
Department associate, Fu Liang Chang.
This series includes survey-related correspondence, mainly from
the period May - August, 1950.
||Questionnaires, Tabulations and Code Sheets
This series includes several survey-related tabulation and code
sheets, and 140 questionnaires detailing family size; income; social
and economic conditions,
social activities and attitudes.
||Pine Mountain Settlement School Material
||Box 8, Cont.
This series includes various pamphlets and other print material
mostly pertaining to Pine Mountain Settlement School.
||Miscellaneous Papers and Maps
||Box 8, Cont.
This series includes materials on survey methodology in general,
and hand-drawn maps of Pine Mountain area roads showing locations
of households answering the
This series includes code reference sheets, correspondence, and
resource materials relating to a proposed follow-up survey.
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