Helen Dingman Papers,1917-1945
- Helen Dingman Papers,1917-1945
- Dingman, Helen, 1885-1978
- .4 lin. ft.
- Women -- Social workers
- Harlan County, Kentucky -- Social settlements
- Social settlements -- Community Life School
- Education -- Social work
- Women -- Personal narratives
- Organizations, missionary -- Women's Board of Home Missions of the Presbyterian Church
- Smith, Kentucky -- Community Life School
- Organizations, women's -- Women's Board of Home Missions of the Presbyterian Church
- Mountain Life and Work (periodical)
- Schools -- Community Life School
- Harlan County, Kentucky -- Education
- Social workers -- Personal narratives
- Berea College
- Biography / History
- Dingman, a native of New York, headed the Community Life School at Smith in Harlan County, Kentucky from 1917 to 1922. In 1922, she returned to New York to serve for two years as Assistant Superintendent of Fieldwork for the Women's Board of Home Missions of the Presbyterian Church. She joined the staff of Berea College in 1924 and served as Supervisor of Social Training until 1952. At Berea, she helped to found the Opportunity School in 1925 and was important in the development of social work as a profession in the state. In 1925, she became editor of MOUNTAIN LIFE AND WORK and served as Executive Secretary of the Council from 1929 to 1942.
- Scope and Content
- These are diaries, correspondence, reports, and notes of Helen Hastie Dingman, a social worker, Berea College teacher, and staff member of the Council of the Southern Mountains.
- Unpublished guide.