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Guide to the Henderson Settlement Records, Part A, Series I-II
 

Accession Number: 49
Henderson Settlement Records
Selected Records c. 1925-1981
2 linear ft.
Online Catalog Record (BANC)

Overview
History
Part A - Selected Records

Series I - Operational and Vital Records, c. 1925-76
Series II - Historical Sketches and Publications
Part B - Selected Photographs
Series I - Activities
Series II - Animals - Buildings, Grounds
Series III - Ceremonies - People
Series IV - Portaits - Portraits, Staff
Series V - Sports - Transportation
Related Archives

Annville Institute Records, 1900-1980, SAA43
Hindman Settlement School Papers, 1899-1977, SAA 9
Hindman Settlement School Records, 1899-1979, SAA 41
Pine Mountain Settlement School Collection, 1913-1975, SAA 10
Pine Mountain Settlement School Records, 1913-1984, SAA 42
Red Bird Mission Records, 1920-1985, SAA 44
Settlement Institutions of Appalachia Records, 1970-1982, SAA 36

Access and Use

6 reels of microfilm, 8 boxes of copy prints

Series I Operational and Vital Records, c. 1925-76 Reels 1-4

This series consists of Henderson Settlement’s non-current operational and vital records collected in 1983. Most of the documentation deals with the mission’s goals and policies, physical plant, finances, and social service efforts within the community from the period 1950-76. The pre-1950 documentation is meager. These include copies of a 1934 lawsuit (land dispute) against Hiram Frakes, copies of deeds from as early as 1924, and miscellaneous information on students from the late 1940s and 1950s. Also included is information on the Archer Center, a Methodist mission in Tennessee supported by Henderson Settlement in the 1950s. The record contains information relating to the Red Bird Missionary Conference, which became the United Methodist Church administrative agency responsible for Henderson Settlement. The series is arranged alphabetically by format or subject. (See Red Bird Mission Collection, 1921-81 SAA 44, for the records of the Red Bird Missionary Conference from 1968-76 in Hutchins Library, Berea College.)

Reel 1

  1. Archer Brothers, Correspondence, 1946-48
  2. Barther, H.W., and Stanley P. Mahan, Correspondence, 1950-53
  3. Bell and Whitley Counties: Office of Economic Opportunity Grant, Community Action Agency Documentation, 1967-75
  4. Bell and Whitely, Summer Headstart Program, 1967-68
  5. Child Care Program, License and Program Planning, 1958-75
  6. Deeds (copies of), 1924-69, n.d.
  7. Evans, Glenn (Board of Evangelism, Methodist Church, Nashville), Correspondence, 1966-67
  8. Evangelism, Youth Program, 1965-67
  9. Federation of Southern Cooperatives, 1970
  10. Financial/Fundraising: Audit Reports, 1966-71
Reel 2
  • Audit Reports, 1971-72, 1974-75
  • Budgets, 1969-67
  • Bequests, 1935-75
  • Donations and Fundraising, 1937-76
  1. Forestry, Correspondence. 1955-75 (includes Sawmill Lease)
  2. Frakes-Chenoa Community Museum-Library Group, Minutes, 1973-74
  3. Governing Board: Constitution and By-laws, c. 1966
  • Correspondence and Budget Report, 1966-77
  1. Henderson Settlement High School, Correspondence, 1967-68
  2. Henderson Settlement High School, Correspondence
  3. Data on Graduates, Petition to Keep School Opened, 1975
  4. Institutions, A-Z, 1966-73

Reel 3

  1. Internship and Volunteer Service Teams, SIA and VAST, 1967-72
  2. Kynett Memorial Church Memeberships, 1958-67
  3. Laurel Fork Community Clinic / United Health Services, Minutes and Reports, 1966-73
  4. Laurel Fork Road Project, Correspondence, 1967
  5. Lawsuit, United States Trust Co. vs. H.M. Frakes et al., 1934, 1940
  6. Lawsuit, Lambdin vs. Lambdin et al (Timber Rights), 1962-69
  7. Leases, 1959-72
  8. Pettus, William (Methodist Mt. Missions, Ky), Correspondence, 1966-69
  9. Physical Plant: Property, Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1956-60
  • Property Development, Correspondence, 1966-71
Reel 4
  • Insurance Survey, 1968
  • Swimming Pool, 1968-74
  • Foster Family Homes, Yankee Farm, 1973-76
  1. Program Proposals, 1968, 1975
  2. Red Bird Missionary Conference, Minutes and Reports, 1973-77
  3. Red Bird and Henderson, Economic Develoment Files, 1971-74 (Includes information on strip mining)
  4. Severence, Roy (mission to the Cumberlands), Correspondence, 1969-76
  5. Students: C-T, 1949-52: Rules and Work Schedules, c. 1959-62
  6. Volunteer Fire Department, Correspondence, 1965-70
  7. Work-Training Program (sponsored by the State of Kentucky) Correspondence and Reports, 1966-68
Series II Historical Sketches and Publications Reels 5-6

This series consists of publications and personal recollections of Henderson Settlement history which were made by Hiram Frakes, other Settlement staff members, and local residents. These recollections document the mission’s philosophy, purpose and program; give information on the Henderson and Partin families; and provide biographical data on Hiram Frakes. Some of the sketches are excerpted from the publication, Kentucky Mountain Missions. This published work and other newsletters generated by Henderson Settlement are included at the beginning of the series. The historical sketches follow this material.

Reel 5
  1. Kentucky Mountain Missions, 1931-53, 1954-68
  2. The Settler, 1968-76
  3. The Cardinal, 1977-81
  4. Henderson Log, 1967-71
  5. Pamphlets and Articles, c. 1925-80
  6. Mabel Henderson, Poetry of, n.d.
  7. Archer Center, Bulletins, 1954-55
  8. Hiram Frakes, Historical Sketches, 1925-68 (1 volume) pp. 1-114
Reel 6
  1. Hiram Frakes, Historical Sketches, 1925-68 (1 volume) pp. 115-end
  2. Hiram Frakes, Historical Sketches, and Correspondence, 1966, 1975
  3. Hiram Frakes, Historical Sketches (copies), c., 1925-67
  4. Frakes Letter, 1944
  5. Frakes, Rebecca, Letter to Don Stillwell, 1977
  6. Historical Markers, Text of, 1969, 1974
  7. Henderson Settlement: A Unique Kentucky Mountain Institution, Caroline Broadwater, 1968
  8. “South America” Chronolog, Rub L. Partin, c. 1974
  9. Transcript of the interview with Pauline, Betty Hamilton-Interviewer, 1981.
  10. “Henderson Settlement Day,” Mabel H. Taylor, 1982
  11. History Project, 1981: Chronology, 1925-81
  • Brief Sketches and Notes
  • Statement of W.E. Cissna (copy), 1942

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