In 1912, the Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women founded the Pi Beta Phi Settlement School in Gatlinburg, Tennessee as a service project to commemorate its 50th anniversary. Thanks to a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the University of Tennessee Libraries, along with the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and the Pi Beta Phi Elementary School, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, have collaborated to create a fully-searchable digital collection of archival materials that document the history of the Settlement School and its contemporary legacy, Arrowmont.

In conjunction with the historical essay collection, the searchable digital collection features photographs of the Settlement School, early Arrowmont, and the surrounding community; letters; a diary; scrapbooks written and compiled by Settlement School teachers; contemporary art objects; and articles from the Arrow, the Pi Beta Phi magazine.


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