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Pine Mountain Settlement School, Big Laurel and Line Fork Extension Centers Photograph Collection,ca. 1920-ca. 1942

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Title

Pine Mountain Settlement School, Big Laurel and Line Fork Extension Centers Photograph Collection

Date

ca. 1920-ca. 1942

Repository

Berea College Special CollectionsBerea, Kentucky 40404

Conditions Governing Access note

Copyright has not been assigned to Berea College.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Pine Mountain Settlement School, Big Laurel and Line Fork Extension Centers Photograph Collection, KYSX293-A, ca. 1920-ca. 1942Special Collections, Berea College, Berea, Ky.

Extent

75 items

Biography/History

Big Laurel Extension Center, also known as the Medical Settlement, was established at Big Laurel in Harlan County, Kentucky in 1919 and staffed by Harriet Butler and Dr. Grace Huse. The Line Fork Settlement, established at Gilly in Letcher County, Kentucky in 1920, was first staffed by Isabella McClannan and Martha Van Meter. The Centers offered health services, instruction and demonstration of personal and community hygiene, hot lunch programs provided through student labor, programs concerning improved nutrition, and practice in community cooperation.

Scope and Content

These document the development of the two extension centers and the range of their activities, including medical services, home visits, and clinics.

Subjects

  • Organizations, social service -- Line Fork Settlement
  • Organizations, social service -- Medical Settlement
  • Harlan County, Kentucky -- Nutrition
  • Letcher County, Kentucky -- Nutrition
  • Harlan County, Kentucky -- Community development
  • Letcher County, Kentucky -- Community development
  • Harlan County, Kentucky -- Hygiene
  • Big Laurel, Kentucky -- Medical Settlement
  • Letcher County, Kentucky -- Hygiene
  • Gilley, Kentucky -- Line Fork Settlement
  • Appalachia -- Health care
  • Letcher County, Kentucky -- Organizations, social service
  • Harlan County, Kentucky -- Organizations, social service
  • Harlan County, Kentucky -- Health care
  • Letcher County, Kentucky -- Health care
  • Women -- Settlement workers

Related Material

KYSX274-A supplies further information on the collection of which this series is a part.

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