Alice Lloyd Caney Creek Community Center papers

Abstract

The Alice Lloyd Caney Creek Community Center papers (dated 1915-1972, bulk 1915-1923; 0.45 cubic feet; 1 box) primarily comprises correspondence that document Alice Spencer Geddes Lloyd and the Caney Creek Community Center in connection with the Hindman Settlement School and the Knott County Community Improvement Association.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Alice Lloyd Caney Creek Community Center papers
Creator
Lloyd, Alice, -1962
Extent
0.45 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Appalachians (People)--Kentucky--Social conditions.
Community development--Appalachian Region.
Correspondence.
Knott County (Ky.)
Social reformers--Appalachian Region.
Women--Appalachian Region
Arrangement
Collection is arranged by format.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Heidi Taylor-Caudill
Preferred Citation
2007ms040 : [identification of item], Alice Lloyd Caney Creek Community Center papers, 1915-1972, bulk 1915-1923, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Alice Spencer Geddes Lloyd, social reformer and founder of Alice Lloyd College, was born in Athol, Massachusetts on November 13, 1876. Lloyd studied at Radcliffe College and later worked as a journalist and editor in Boston, Massachusetts. In the spring of 1915 she and her husband, Arthur Lloyd, moved to Knott County, Kentucky to do good for the people of Appalachia. Lloyd sought to bring more than religion to the Appalachians, focusing on public health. In 1916 Lloyd and Arthur established the Caney Creek Community Center near their home in Ivis, Kentucky.
Lloyd and her husband separated in 1918 and she chose to remain in Knott County to continue her work in the community. In 1922 Lloyd and co-founder June Buchanan established Caney Creek Junior College, the predecessor institution to Alice Lloyd College, in what is now Pippa Passes, Kentucky. She financed the school and community centers through relentless fundraising. Her activities, methods, and literature often stirred resentment among other educators in the region. On December 7, 1955, Lloyd appeared on the This is Your Life television show to make a fundraising appeal for Caney Creek Junior College.
After Lloyd's death on September 4, 1962, Caney Creek Junior College was renamed Alice Lloyd College in her honor.
Sources:
Jennings, Judith. A College for Appalachia: Alice Lloyd on Caney Creek by P. David Searles. The Journal of Southern History 62, no. 3 (August 1996): 608-609. Accessed April 15, 2014. http://www.jstor.org/stable/2211546.
Scope and Content
The Alice Lloyd Caney Creek Community Center papers (dated 1915-1972, bulk 1915-1923; 0.45 cubic feet; 1 box) primarily comprises correspondence that document Alice Spencer Geddes Lloyd and the Caney Creek Community Center in connection with the Hindman Settlement School and the Knott County Community Improvement Association. Notable individuals include: May Stone and Ruth Huntington (Hindman Settlement School); Frederick E. Bruch (trustee of Caney Creek Community Center); Annie Florence Brown (Lend a Hand Society, Boston, Massachusetts); and Henry White. The papers also include fundraising appeals, ephemera, newspaper clippings, notes, and publications that demonstrate the work of Alice Lloyd and other individuals involved with the Caney Creek Community Center during 1915-1923. There are also correspondence, publications, and newspaper clippings that describe Alice Lloyd College in 1965 and 1972, William Dutton’s book Stay On, Stranger (1954), and Alice Lloyd’s appearance on the “This is Your Life” television program on December 7, 1955. Additional notable items includes board materials and publications that relate to the Knott County Community Improvement Association (KCCIA).

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access note Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Knott County Community Improvement Association (KCCIA) board records, approximately 1921

The Knott County Community Improvement Board series comprises board records, including the constitution and board minutes, that document the Knott County Community Improvement Association (KCCIA), Alice Lloyd, and Caney Creek Community Center. The April 12, 192,1 board minutes describe tensions between Carr Creek Community Center and Caney Creek Community Center as well as the disbanding of the KCCIA.

Constitution, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 1
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Minutes, 1921 April 12

  • Box 1, Folder 2
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Correspondence, 1916-1956

The Correspondence series primarily comprises correspondence that documents the fundraising activities and work of Alice Lloyd and the Caney Creek Community Center. A substantial number of the letters demonstrate tensions between Alice Lloyd and individuals over publicity and donations to the Caney Community Center. Notable individuals include: May Stone and Ruth Huntington (Hindman Settlement School); Frederick E. Bruch (trustee of Caney Creek Community Center); Annie Florence Brown (Lend a Hand Society, Boston, Massachusetts); and Henry White.

Annie Florence Brown, 1922-1923

  • Box 1, Folder 3
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Frederick E. Bruce, 1918-1922

  • Box 1, Folder 4
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Ruth Huntington, 1915-1919

  • Box 1, Folder 5
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May Stone, 1916-1923

  • Box 1, Folder 6
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Henry White, 1916-1918

  • Box 1, Folder 7
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General correspondence, 1916-1956

  • Box 1, Folder 8
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Fundraising appeals, 1916-1922

  • Box 1, Folder 9
The Fundraising appeals series primarily comprises letters written by Alice Lloyd and other individuals to potential donors that demonstrate Caney Creek Community Center's fundraising activities. Also includes printed materials that document Alice Lloyd's persuasive writing to donors about making financial contributions to Caney Creek Community Center.
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Ephemera, 1918-1922

  • Box 1, Folder 10
The Ephemera series comprises ephemera that document Caney Creek Community Center, Ivis Civic Center and Free Public Library, the Ivis Educational Fund, and the opening of a post office at Caney Creek in Knott County, Kentucky. These materials include letterhead, a typed note, and two advertisements.
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Newspaper clippings, 1915-1953

  • Box 1, Folder 11
The Newspaper clippings series comprises newspaper clippings about Alice Lloyd and the Caney Creek Community Center between 1915 and 1953. The articles document the fundraising activities of Alice Lloyd, the population served by Caney Creek Community Center, and donors to the organization. Also includes reviews of William Dutton's book Stay On, Stranger!
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Notes, undated

  • Box 1, Folder 12
The Notes series comprises typed notes that document the activities of Alice Lloyd and the relationship of Caney Creek Community Center with Hindman Settlement School. The creator of the notes is unknown. These materials describe Alice Lloyd's interactions with various individuals in the community and her appeals to donors.
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Publications, 1918-1972

The Publications series comprises published materials that document Alice Lloyd College, Caney Creek Community Center, and Knott County Community Improvement Association (KCCIA). These materials include newsletters, brochures, and press releases.

Alice Lloyd College, 1965-1972

  • Box 1, Folder 13
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Caney Creek Community Center, approximately 1918

  • Box 1, Folder 14
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Knott County Community Improvement Association (KCCIA), approximately 1920

  • Box 1, Folder 15
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