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Guide to the Hindman Settlement School Records, Part A, Series III

Accession Number: 41
Hindman Settlement School Records, 1899-1979
13 Microfilm Reels and 2998 Photographs
Online Catalog Record (BANC)

Part A - Selected Records
     Series I - Narrative Reports and Publications, 1899-1979
     Series II - Operational and Vital Records, 1902-1975
     Series III - Biographies and Works , 1900-1980
     Series IV - Ballads and Folk Songs
     Series 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

Part A 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.

Series III 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the file consists of published creative writing pieces, papers on the settlement school and related topics, and unpublished essays and reports.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

  1. Amburgey, Jethro:
    Biographical Statement, n.d.
    Newspaper Clippings and Fragments, 1957- 1970
    American Friends at Hindman, 1944
    Dulcimer Correspondence, 1966-1971
  2. Bidstrup, Marguerite: Visit to HSS, 1915
  3. Blair, Gladys: Eulogy of, 1966
  4. Bradley, William Aspenwall: "The Women of Troublesome," 1918
  5. Burns, Martha: Newspaper Clippings, 1944-1959
  6. 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
  7. Cobb, Mary: HSS Program given by the Stocking-Noyes Circle, First Church, Newton, Massachusetts, 1963
  8. 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
  9. De Long Zande, Ethel:
    Article, c. 1928;
    Clipping n.d.
    Correspondence, c. 1905-1910
  10. Duff, Lionel: Newspaper Clippings
  11. Frizzell Bancroft, Helen: Correspondence, 1939-1940
  12. 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

Reel 12

  1. [Lucy Furman, continued] The Quare Woman, 1923
    The Glass Window: The Return of the Quare Women (excerpts), n.d.
    Stories by, 1926, 1938, 1948
  2. Kramer, Loren: Newspaper Clippings, 1964
  3. McNab, Rae: Letter to Miss Pettit and Miss Stone, 1901
  4. McLain, Raymond:
    Newspaper Clipping, 1968
    Folk Music at Hindman," 1958
  5. Merrill, Louise Moody:
    "My Summer of 1924 Among the Mountain Whites of Kentucky," c. 1924
    "Kentucky Mountains" (slide presentation script), c. 1924
  6. Perkins, Carl D.: Newspaper Clippings, 1950-1970
  7. 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
    Correspondence, 1900
    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
    Correspondence, 1920-1935
    Trip to South America, 1932
  8. Ritchie, Pauline: Writings of , 1933, 1938
  9. Ritchie, Una:
    "A Homespun Romance," n.d.
    "A Mountain Play in One Act," n.d.
  10. Ross, Elizabeth: Newspaper Clippngs, n.d.
  11. Seelig, A.D.: Reminiscences of Hindman, 1938, 1941
  12. Sharp, Cecil:
    Letter to May Stone, 1918
    Elizabeth Watts, 1920
  13. Standish, Clara: Newspaper Clippings, 1952
  14. Stiles, Dorothy Hancock:
    "Kentucky 1915" (typed transcript of daily journal)
    "The Settlement of Troublesome," 1916
  15. Still, James: Newspaper Clippings, 1935-1957, 1960-1970, n.d.
    Courier Journal Article, July 9, 1978
    Writings of, 1935-1938, n.d.
  16. 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), 1955
    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)
  17. Stone, May - Building: unidentified draft, re: HSS History and the Construction of Buildings, c. 1954
  18. Stone, R.B.:
    Newspaper Clippings, 1956, 1958
    "The Story of the HSS at Hindman Kentucky"
  19. Students:
    ["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.
  20. Students (7th grade): History of HSS, 1934
  21. Students: Comments on School, 1943, 1971, n.d.
  22. Watts, Elizabeth: "Hindman Settlement School-Where the Dolls Go." 1947
  23. 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
  24. Wheeler, Mary:
    Letter to May Stone, 1937;
    Clipping, n.d.
  25. HSS Guest Book, 1911-1948
  26. Miscellaneous Papers:
    HSS, Outline of History, 1930
    Paper on HSS (anonymous, untitled, c. 1947)
    Brief Histories, c. 1940-1962
  27. Genealogies
    •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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