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Theo Pigg Rockcastle County Photograph Collection


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Title: Theo Pigg Rockcastle County Photograph Collection, 1936Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Pigg, Theo.

Extent: 1.0 MS boxes

Subjects: Appalachian Mountains., Appalachian Region, Southern -- Environmental conditions., Appalachian Region, Southern -- History., Appalachian Region, Southern -- Transportation., Appalachian Region -- Housing., Appalachian Region., Rockcastle County (Ky.) -- History.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection consists of a group of nineteen photographs taken by Theo Pigg and bound together in a College Loose Leaf Note Book sent to William J. Hutchins compliments of Dr. Pennington and the Rockcastle Home Builder’s Association, Mt. Vernon, KY.  Photographs contained within book are of the Brush Creek Valley area of Rockcastle County and include images of a home on the Wilderness Trail, a three room box house, a crew of men working on a W.P.A. Project, a church and adjoining parsonage, a farm house, mule and carriages, country roads and creeks, school houses, a tenant house, farms land and fields, a mining town, a cemetery, a mountain preacher, and the Climax Region.

The collection of photographs was taken for the purpose of appealing for “religious and educational help and a Re-settlement Project” and are photographs of the Brush Creek Valley of Rockcastle County, Kentucky.  A biography and census of the area is included with the pictures as well as a biography and photograph of the photographer, Theo Pigg.

Subject/Index Terms

Appalachian Mountains.
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Environmental conditions.
Appalachian Region, Southern -- History.
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Transportation.
Appalachian Region -- Housing.
Appalachian Region.
Rockcastle County (Ky.) -- History.

Administrative Information

Repository: Berea College Special Collections and Archives Catalog

Access Restrictions: Records can be accessed through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.

Use Restrictions: There are no restrictions on use of this material other than federal copyright regulations.

Preferred Citation: (Item Identification), Theo Pigg Rockcastle County Photograph Collection. Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Berea, KY.

Processing Information: The finding aid was created in August 2015 by Lori Myers-Steele, Collections Archivist.. Links to photographs added to finding guide in 2018.

Other Note: BCA 0148 SAA 149

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Folder 1: Book of 19 Photographs: Brush Creek Valley area of Rockcastle County, Kentucky, 1936Add to your cart.
Link to digital images: https://berea.access.preservica.com/file/sdb%3AdigitalFile%7C52bbf368-244f-44c0-b9a3-f10e852d9b55/
Folder 2: Photograph: Theo PiggAdd to your cart.

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