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

Descriptive Summary

Title
Pine Mountain Settlement School, Big Laurel and Line Fork Extension Centers Photograph Collection,ca. 1920-ca. 1942
Creator
Pine Mountain Settlement School
Extent
75 items
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
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:M. Plarr
Repository
Berea College

Collection Overview

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.