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Katherine Pettit Papers,1902-1934

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Title

Katherine Pettit Papers

Date

1902-1934

Repository

Transylvania University Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40508 USA

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Katherine Pettit Papers, 1902-1934, MSC 37,Special Collections, Transylvania University, Lexington.

Extent

.25 cubic ft.

Biography/History

Katherine Pettit was born in Fayette County, Kentucky and attended the Sayre School in Lexington from 1885 to 1887. In 1902 she established the Hindman Settlement School in Knott County, Kentucky with her colleague, May Stone. In 1913 Pettit founded the Pine Mountain Settlement School in Harlan County. This collection includes correspondence of Katherine Pettit from the Hindman Settlement School, and a commonplace book kept by Pettit which contain her observations and other information about the Hindman and Pine Mountain schools. The book also includes notes on Appalachian quotations and figures of speech

Scope and Content

This collection includes correspondence of Katherine Pettit from the Hindman Settlement School, and a commonplace book kept by Pettit which contain her observations and other information about the Hindman and Pine Mountain schools. The book also includes notes on Appalachian quotations and figures of speech.

Subjects

  • Pettit, Katherine, 1868-1936
  • Stone, May, 1867-1846
  • Hindman Settlement School (Knott County, Ky.)
  • Pine Mountain Settlement School (Pine Mountain, Ky.)
  • Education -- Appalachian Region
  • Figures of speech
  • Oral communication -- Appalachian Region
  • Schools -- Appalachian Region
  • Schools -- Kentucky -- Harlan County
  • Schools -- Kentucky -- Knott County
  • Women educators -- Appalachian Region
  • Women educators -- Kentucky
  • Correspondence
  • Commonplace books

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