In the summer of 1964, Englishman George Alexander, who had a background in English folk and dance songs and an interest in Anglo-American folklore and song, was invited by Raymond McLain to spend a year in the Kentucky mountains at the Hindman Settlement School in Hindman, Knott County. Staying at Hindman, Alexander would work as an extension specialist visiting a number of rural schools. In 1965, Alexander took a leave of absence from his teaching post in Surrey, to become (as set by the limits of his exchange visa) “Musicmobile Director and Folk Arts Teacher.” He worked with numerous rural schools in the Appalachian region in 1965 and 1966 and, as he had become so taken by the people and wealth of experience open to him, returned to Hindman in December of 1967 to continue his work for another year and a half.
Restrictions: Records can be accessed through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.
Rights: There are no restrictions on use of this material other than federal copyright regulations.
Preferred Citation: [Object identification], George Alexander Hindman Settlement School Papers, 1916-1979, Berea College Special Collections & Archives, Berea, KY.
Collection Material Type: Personal Papers
The collection was opened for research in September 2015.
BCA 0150 SAA 151