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Settlement Institutions of Appalachia Records,1970-1982

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Settlement Institutions of Appalachia Records




Berea College Special CollectionsBerea, Kentucky 40404

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[Identification of item], Settlement Institutions of Appalachia Records, KYSX252-A, 1970-1982Special Collections, Berea College, Berea, Ky.


18.2 lin. ft.


Founded in 1970, SIA was originally composed of Annville Institute in Annville, Kentucky; Bethel Mennonite Center in Rowdy, Kentucky; John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina; Hazel Green Academy in Hazel Green, Kentucky; Henderson Settlement in Frakes, Kentucky; Hinton Rural Life Center in Hayesville, North Carolina; Jackson Area Ministries Resource and Training Center in Jackson, Ohio; Oneida Baptist Institute in Oneida, Kentucky; Pine Mountain Settlement School at Pine Mountain, Kentucky; Red Bird Mission in Beverly, Kentucky; Riverside Christian Training School in Lost Creek, Kentucky; and Sunset Gap Community School in Newport, Tennessee. By 1972, Buckhorn Children's Center in Buckhorn, Kentucky; Hindman Settlement School in Hindman, Kentucky; and Frontier Nursing Service in Wendover, Kentucky had also joined.

SIA was formed to assist member institutions in cooperative efforts, establish a clearinghouse to coordinate volunteer workers, and to assist in helping adapt institutional missions to changing needs. It was also created to continue long standing traditions of fostering education and community development, physical and spiritual health, and effective Appalachian leadership. Serving as a forum for the sharing of ideas and initiatives, SIA was empowered to help finance and coordinate the efforts of its members. By 1982, however, SIA became defunct because of financial difficulties and lack of interest among some of the members.

Scope and Content

These are the administrative records of the Settlement Institutions of Appalachia (SIA), an organization of fifteen institutions that served the Southern Appalachian region.

Materials consist of general administrative office files; institutional correspondence, financial ledgers, and files; institutional publications; and project files.


  • Organizations, religious -- Bethel Mennonite Center
  • Schools, religious -- Oneida Baptist Institute
  • Organizations, social service -- Jackson Area Ministries Resource and Training Center
  • Schools, settlement -- Sunset Gap Community School
  • Schools, religious -- Oneida Baptist Institute
  • Organizations, social service -- Settlement Institutions of Appalachia
  • Schools, settlement -- Pine Mountain Settlement School
  • Schools, settlement -- Hindman Settlement School
  • Schools, folk -- John C. Campbell Folk School
  • Schools, settlement -- Hazel Green Academy
  • Social settlements -- Henderson Settlement
  • Social settlements -- Red Bird Mission
  • Organizations, health care -- Frontier Nursing Service
  • Organizations, social service -- Buckhorn Children's Center
  • Organizations, religious -- Hinton Rural Life Center
  • Appalachia -- Schools, settlement
  • Appalachia -- Schools, folk
  • Appalachia -- Social settlements
  • Appalachia -- Organizations, health care
  • Appalachia -- Organizations, social service
  • Appalachia -- Organizations, religious
  • Appalachia -- Schools, religious
  • Leslie County, Kentucky -- Organizations, health care
  • Appalachia -- Community development
  • Appalachia -- Education
  • Pine Mountain, Kentucky -- Pine Mountain Settlement School
  • Beverly, Kentucky -- Red Bird Mission
  • Lost Creek, Kentucky -- Riverside Christian Training School
  • Newport, Tennessee -- Sunset Gap CommunitySchool
  • Buckhorn, Kentucky -- Buckhorn Children's Center
  • Hindman, Kentucky -- Hindman Settlement School
  • Wendover, Kentucky -- Frontier Nursing Service
  • Breathitt County, Kentucky -- Schools, religious
  • Clay County, Kentucky -- Schools, religious
  • Harlan County, Kentucky -- Schools, settlement
  • Jackson County, Kentucky -- Schools, settlement
  • Knott County, Kentucky -- Schools, settlement
  • Wolfe County, Kentucky -- Schools, settlement
  • Clay County, North Carolina -- Schools, folk
  • Clay County, North Carolina -- Organizations, religious
  • Jackson County, Ohio -- Organizations, social Service
  • Cocke County, Tennessee -- Schools, settlement
  • Bell County, Kentucky -- Social settlements
  • Leslie County, Kentucky -- Organizations, social Service
  • Perry County, Kentucky -- Organizations, social Service
  • Schools, religious -- Riverside Christian Training School
  • Schools, settlement -- Annville Institute
  • Annville, Kentucky -- Annville Institute
  • Rowdy, Kentucky -- Bethel Mennonite Center
  • Brasstown, North Carolina -- John C. Campbell Folk School
  • Hazel Green, Kentucky -- Hazel Green Academy
  • Frakes, Kentucky -- Henderson Settlement
  • Hayesville, North Carolina -- Hinton Rural Life Center
  • Jackson, Ohio -- Jackson Area Ministries Resource and Training Center
  • Oneida, Kentucky -- Oneida Baptist Institute

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