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.
||Ballads and Folk Songs
|| Microfilm Reels 12-13
This series documents the ballad and folksong collection efforts
of Hindman Settlement School. Specifically, the article by Raymond
McLain entitled "Folk Music at Hindman" describes the
school's role in ballad collecting and discusses the origin of
some of the ballads. The record does not, however, indicate which
or how many of these songs were collected from the Hindman area,
and which were learned from staff, visitors to the school, or other
ballad collections. Some of the ballads and folksongs are part
of Josephine McGill's Folk Songs of the Kentucky Mountains.
McGill's collecting efforts in the Hindman area were done under
the auspices of the settlement school. Furthermore, Cecil Sharp's English
Folksongs from the Southern Appalachians includes works which
are also found in the Hindman Collection.
In addition, this series includes international folksongs and religious songs.
Most likely this music was brought into the area by school staff or visitors.
The "Song Notebook" (n.d.) consists of forty-one ballads, folksongs,
and religious songs. The songs are marked with various unidentified abbreviated
notations. While the meaning of the abbreviations is unknown, two of them (CS)
and (JMC) probably refer to Cecil Sharp and Josephine McGill. Lastly, an index
of songs completes the ballad and folksong collection. Although not comprehensive,
it does indicate the type of music collected and/or sung at the Hindman Settlement
This series is arranged by song type and then alphabetically within that arrangement.
Frequently, the title of a well-known ballad from a published source differs
from the title given by the settlement school collector or transcriber. In
an effort to improve access to the ballad collection, the published title has
been penciled in and the song then filed under that title. (e.g., Hindman's "Little
Sparrow" is filed under the familiar, "Come All Ye Fair and Tender
Reel 12, Cont.
- McLain, Raymond: "Folk Music at Hindman," 1958
- McGill, Josephine: Material Re: Her Ballad Collection, c. 1916,
"English and American Ballads"
Untitled Index, n.d.
- Ballads and Folksongs: A-Y
"Fanny Patrick," Collected by Ethel de Long, c. 1914
Banjo Bill Cornett, Composer; Elizabeth Watts, Collector, 1928, 1955
- Religious Songs: A-Z
- Religious Songs: Elizabeth Watts' Files Song Notebook, n.d
||Appalachian Reference File, 1902-1975
|| Microfilm Reel 13, Cont.
This series consists of publications that are not generated by
the school but rather are useful because they provide background
information on the school
and the Appalachian region as a whole. Only that reference material dealing
directly with the Hindman Settlement School was microfilmed. This includes
general newspaper clippings and publications discussing the settlement school's
efforts in fighting the disease trachoma. The series is arranged chronologically
and all trachoma publications are grouped together.
Reel 13, Cont.
- Newspaper Clippings: HSS History, 1902-1975
Publications by J.A. Stuckey, M.D., 1911-1916, 1930
Publications by John McMullen, M.D., 1912-1913
Articles and Pamphlets, 1916, n.d.
Bulletin of the State Board of Health of Kentucky, c. 1916
Newspaper Articles and Clippings, 1916, 1955, n.d.
Kentucky Department of Welfare Bulletin (excerpt), 1939
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