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This volume presents the important speeches and correspondence of Governor Martha Layne Collins, the only woman to be elected governor of Kentucky. Papers from state archives chronicle the agenda and rhetoric that Collins, a former schoolteacher, used to accomplish her intertwined goals of education reform and economic development. Also included are Collins's letters to automobile makers urging them to consider Kentucky as a manufacturing site and her triumphant announcement that Toyota had selected Georgetown, Kentucky for its North American plant. An introductory essay by Elizabeth Duffy Fraas's summarizes Collins's life and career and assesses the impact of her administration on the state. The editor's notes provide context and background for each of the 199 speeches or documents included. The volume contains Collins's pivotal speeches during her rise to leadership in the Democratic Party, which chose her to chair its 1984 National Convention, and presents her vision to position Kentucky in the global marketplace. Other sections deal with related issues of labor and management, energy and environment, and health and welfare. For those interested in learning more about the challenges facing women with careers in politics, Fraas has assembled a section including Collins's statements on gender issues, motherhood, and the role of women in the political sphere.
Housed at Eastern Kentucky University. Scope and Content: "These photographs were taken during the course of collecting oral history interviews. The actual interviews are located at Eastern or at the Kentucky Historical Society as noted in the finding aid. Interviews at EKU include the accession number of the interview. All others are at KHS."
Fiction. Verso of t.p.: First impression October, 1925. Verso of t.p.: The Atlantic Monthly Press publications are published by Little, Brown and Company in association with The Atlantic Monthly Company.
When Katherine Pettit and May Stone arrived in the rural Appalachian mountains of eastern Kentucky to engage in social settlement work in the late 1800s, they were unmarried outsiders, living in pitched tents on the side of a hill, and perceived as odd, peculiar -- and "quare" (the local pronunciation of "queer"). Yet these strong, capable educators wanted to "learn all we can and teach all we can," and in doing so would persevere to establish the Hindman Settlement School in 1902. When Lucy Furman arrived at the school five years later, she was already an accomplished writer, but used her two decades of living and working at the school as fruitful and prolific inspiration for her beloved novels. Printed for the first time since 1941, this lightly fictionalized account of Pettit's and Stone's entrances into the Hindman community offers the contemporary reader a unique look at this country's early rural/urban divide. From the time of its first publication in The Atlantic to the last edition of the bound book, The Quare Women was a big success. Readers loved the book's dramatic adventure and romance, as well as the real-life research that Furman used to create the story. To this day, the Hindman Settlement School believes in "honoring the past, improving the present, and planning for the bright and colorful future of Central Appalachia." This book endures as a lasting testament to the spirit and legacy of these trailblazing women. "1923 edition published by The Atlantic Monthly Press." --title page verso. First published in 1923.
Ficton; short stories. Contents: King Solomon of Kentucky / James Lane Allen -- An Experience on the Dress Line / Lucky Furman -- Courtin' on Cutshin / John Fox Jr. -- Hoodooed / Alice Hegan Rice -- Snake Doctor / Irvin S. Cobb -- Children of Noah / Ben Lucien Burman -- The Sacrifice of the Maidens / Elizabeth Madox Roberts -- Old Red / Caroline Gordon -- The Immortal Woman / Allen Tate -- Room in the World / Leane Zugsmith -- Dawn of Remembered Spring / Jesse Stuart -- Mrs. Razor / James Still -- Blackberry Winter / Robert Penn Warren -- Evenings at Home / Elizabeth Hardwick -- Ebbie / A.B. Guthrie Jr.
When Lucy Furman, a refined and educated young woman from western Kentucky, leaves her home on the Ohio River for a life of service at a settlement school in the Appalachian mountains, she doesn't quite know what to expect. What she learns from the boys on Troublesome Creek changes her forever. This biography by Greta McDonough is part of the Kentucky Hero Series in MotesBooks' Think Young Collection. Recounting the life of a woman who lived in "both ends of the state," HER TROUBLESOME BOYS: THE LUCY FURMAN STORY explores life in the early 20th Century at the residential Hindman Settlement School in the mountains of eastern Kentucky. The story provides a look inside the lives of rural mountain families long before modern conveniences came to the region. A book of regional historical significance for adults and suitable for young readers as well, this exceptionally-written tale entertains as it informs. (www.MotesBooks.com)
Archival Material. Housed at Berea College, Berea, Kentucky. These are photographs and microfilmed records documenting the founding, administration, and activities of the Hindman Settlement School in Knott County, Kentucky, 1899-1979. Named persons: Katherine Pettit; May Stone; Josiah Henry Combs; Lucy S Furman; Elizabeth Watts.
Archival Material. Housed at Berea College, Berea, Kentucky. Correspondence, diaries, newsletters, ballad texts, and photographs relating to Hindman Settlement School founders, Katherine Pettit, May Stone and other key figures in the school's early history including Ann Cobb, Josiah Combs, Lucy Furman, and Elizabeth Watts.