Accession Number: 41
Hindman Settlement School Records, 1899-1979
13 Microfilm Reels and 2998 Photographs
Part A - Selected Records
Series I -
Narrative Reports and Publications, 1899-1979
II - Operational and Vital Records, 1902-1975
III - Biographies and Works
IV - Ballads and Folk Songs
V - Appalachian Reference File, 1902-1975
Part B - Selected Photographs
Series I -
Activities - Animals
Series II -
Architecture - Campus Buildings and Grounds
Series III -
Ceremonies - Events
Series IV -
Folk Arts - Music
Series V -
People - Staff
Series VI -
Special Programs/Outreach - Transportation
||Selected Records 1899-1979
|| Microfilm Reels 1-13
Hindman Settlement School records were collected and organized
in 1982. Those having administrative, legal or historical value
were microfilmed at the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives
and the originals then returned to Hindman. The resultant master
microfilm negative is owned by Berea College. A use copy is available
in Hutchins Library's Department of Special Collections and Archives.
Because Berea College does not own the copyright for the material
contained in this microfilm edition, it is the responsibility of
the researcher to secure permission to publish from Hindman Settlement
School or its successors and assigns.
||Biographies and Works, 1900-1980
|| Microfilm Reels 11-12
This series consists of publications, correspondence, and the
writings of staff, students, and other individuals associated with
the Hindman Settlement School. Also included in this series are
genealogical data of various families from Knott County, miscellaneous
short histories of Hindman, and a guest book listing visitors to
the school for the period 1911-1948.
Of particular interest are a collection of poems by Ann Cobb and the works
of Josiah Combs, Lucy Furman, Raymond McLain, Katherine Pettit, James Still,
May Stone, and Elizabeth Watts. For the most part, this file does not begin
adequately to reflect the intellectual creativity of these people but is only
a sampling of their work. Specifically, the file consists of published creative
writing pieces, papers on the settlement school and related topics, and unpublished
essays and reports.
Additionally, this series also consists of student writings in the form of
classroom assignments on the history of the school or biographies of key persons
associated with Hindman. There are however, a few examples of creative writing
done by Hindman Students and alumni; for example the series includes two plays,
written by Una Ritchie, entitled "A Homespun Romance," n.d., and "A
Mountain Play in One Act," n.d. (Una Ritchie also wrote the anniversary
pageant. See Series II.)
Supporting materials include newspaper clippings giving biographical information
on various staff and some correspondence files of staff and visitors to Hindman.
Additional biographical data may be gleaned from the personal reminiscences
of staff and students; for example, an entire portion of the Elizabeth Watts
documentation deals with a celebration given in her honor on May 17, 1980.
As part of this event, Miss Watts and alumni provided statements about their
work and experiences at Hindman. This series is arranged alphabetically, with
guest book, genealogies, and brief histories on the Hindman Settlement School
at the end of the Series.
Reel 11 Continued
- Amburgey, Jethro:
Biographical Statement, n.d.
Newspaper Clippings and Fragments, 1957- 1970
American Friends at Hindman, 1944
Dulcimer Correspondence, 1966-1971
- Bidstrup, Marguerite: Visit to HSS, 1915
- Blair, Gladys: Eulogy of, 1966
- Bradley, William Aspenwall: "The Women of Troublesome," 1918
- Burns, Martha: Newspaper Clippings, 1944-1959
- Cobb, Ann:
Newspaper Clippings, 1931, 1955, n.d.
Articles on and Tributes to, 1935, n.d.
List of poems Published in Kinfolks
Poetry, A-W, n.d.
Poetry, A-Z, n.d.
Poetry and Fragments, n.d.
Christmas Plays, 1925-1926, 1933, 1947, n.d.
Articles by, 1916
- Cobb, Mary: HSS Program given by the Stocking-Noyes Circle,
First Church, Newton, Massachusetts, 1963
- Combs, Josiah:
Articles and Newspaper Clippings, 1957, n.d.
Letter to Lucy Furman (copy), 1933
Lectures and Journal Articles, 1910, 1915, 1930, n.d.
Dialect Notes (reprints), 1916, 1919
Language of the Highlanders (reprint), 1936
"Some Phases of the Kentucky Highlands,"
Walton's Magazine, n.d.
Some Kentucky Highland Stories (reprint), 1958
- De Long Zande, Ethel:
Article, c. 1928;
Correspondence, c. 1905-1910
- Duff, Lionel: Newspaper Clippings
- Frizzell Bancroft, Helen: Correspondence, 1939-1940
- Furman, Lucy:
Biography of, n.d. (author unknown)
Newspaper Clippings, 1927-1958
Stories by, n.d., 1913
"Mothering on Perilous: (Century Magazine), c. 1913
"Patriotism in the Mountains: (Courier-Journal), 1918
The Quare Woman (excerpts), 1923
- [Lucy Furman, continued] The Quare Woman, 1923
The Glass Window: The Return of the Quare Women (excerpts), n.d.
Stories by, 1926, 1938, 1948
- Kramer, Loren: Newspaper Clippings, 1964
- McNab, Rae: Letter to Miss Pettit and Miss Stone, 1901
- McLain, Raymond:
Newspaper Clipping, 1968
Folk Music at Hindman," 1958
- Merrill, Louise Moody:
"My Summer of 1924 Among the Mountain Whites of Kentucky," c. 1924
"Kentucky Mountains" (slide presentation script), c. 1924
- Perkins, Carl D.: Newspaper Clippings, 1950-1970
- Pettit, Katherine:
"The Blossom Women," by F. McVey, 1934
Eulogy by Kelly Day, 1936
Scrapbook on, n.d.
Notes by Ann Cobb, c. 1936
Comments by Elizabeth Watts, c. 1936
French Comb's Letter of Support, 1900
G.P. Comb's Letter of Support, 1900
Ida M. Horton's Letter of Support, 1900
C. Humble's Letter of Support, 1900
Writings of, c. 1900
"Ballads and Rhymes from Kentucky," 1900
Trip to South America, 1932
- Ritchie, Pauline: Writings of , 1933, 1938
- Ritchie, Una:
"A Homespun Romance," n.d.
"A Mountain Play in One Act," n.d.
- Ross, Elizabeth: Newspaper Clippngs, n.d.
- Seelig, A.D.: Reminiscences of Hindman, 1938, 1941
- Sharp, Cecil:
Letter to May Stone, 1918
Elizabeth Watts, 1920
- Standish, Clara: Newspaper Clippings, 1952
- Stiles, Dorothy Hancock:
"Kentucky 1915" (typed transcript of daily journal)
"The Settlement of Troublesome," 1916
- Still, James: Newspaper Clippings, 1935-1957, 1960-1970, n.d.
Courier Journal Article, July 9, 1978
Writings of, 1935-1938, n.d.
- Stone, May:
Newspaper Clippings, 1922-1946
May Stone-The Ladyest (HSS pamphlet), 1946
Memorial Service, February 4, 1946
" The Ladyest of the 'Quarre' Women" (Paper given by Mrs. Yancey Altsheler),
Education in the Early Days of Kentucky and Kentucky Schools Approved by
the DAR, 1945
Writings of , 1945
Emma Bell Miles, "Cords from a Dulcimer,"1913 (Sent with letter
to May Stone)
- Stone, May - Building: unidentified draft, re: HSS History
and the Construction of Buildings, c. 1954
- Stone, R.B.:
Newspaper Clippings, 1956, 1958
"The Story of the HSS at Hindman Kentucky"
["David Fry"] (Untitled anonymous story), n.d.
Papers on Knott County and HSS, 1923
Autobiographical Statements of Alpha Morgan, 1926
Irene Stacy, c. 1964
Transcripts of Speeches Given by Charles Boleyn, 1933
Eunice Slone, n.d.
- Students (7th grade): History of HSS, 1934
- Students: Comments on School, 1943, 1971, n.d.
- Watts, Elizabeth: "Hindman Settlement School-Where the
Dolls Go." 1947
- Watts, Elizabeth-Celebration:
Newsletters and Clippings, April- May, 1980
Biographical Profiles, 1980
Family Statements, 1980
Info. Sheets on Staff and Students, 1980
Reminiscences of Staff and Students, 1980
- Wheeler, Mary:
Letter to May Stone, 1937;
- HSS Guest Book, 1911-1948
- Miscellaneous Papers:
HSS, Outline of History, 1930
Paper on HSS (anonymous, untitled, c. 1947)
Brief Histories, c. 1940-1962
•List of Kentucky Counties in which settled Pensioners of Revolutionary
War, War of 1812, Indian Wars, n.d.
•Information on the following families:
•Additional information (publications) on the following families:
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