John C. Campbell Folk School Records,1909-1981

Descriptive Summary

Title
John C. Campbell Folk School Records,1909-1981
Creator
John C. Campbell Folk School
Extent
.4 lin. ft.
Subjects
Schools, folk -- John C. Campbell Folk School
Appalachia -- Education, adult
Clay County, North Carolina -- Schools, folk
Appalachia -- Schools, folk
Brasstown, North Carolina -- John C. Campbell Folk School
Education, adult -- Scandinavia
Denmark -- Description and travel
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:Joseph Knipp
Repository
Berea College

Collection Overview

Biography / History
The School was established in Brasstown, North Carolina in 1925 by Olive Dame Campbell and Marguerite Butler (later Bidstrup) on a Scandanavian model to promote adult education in a cultural context.
Scope and Content
These publications and correspondence relate to the John C. Campbell Folk School and its founders.Included are a chart of John C. Campbell's travels through the mountains in 1909; both his and Olive Dame Campbell's correspondence, including letters from Olive Dame Campbell to Berea President William Hutchins, written while she was in Denmark in 1922; and articles published by or about the Campbells. Correspondence from Marguerite Butler Bidstrup and later directors of the school, publications, clippings, and articles about the school are also present.