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Claude C. Matlack collection

Identifier: 1982_001-PA

Content Description

Photographs of the Oneida Baptist Institute, 1904-1916 and its surrounding area. Approximately 300 negatives, 3 1/2 x 5 inches and 500 gelatin silver prints, various sizes relating to the Oneida Baptist Institute, 1904-1916. All photographs by Claude C. Matlack. Claude C. Matlack's father served on the board of the Oneida Baptist Institute in Oneida, Kentucky, one of a number of mountain settlement schools in Kentucky. His photographs document the school, its students and teachers, and the people, homes and life of the surrounding communities. Also included are photographs of Louisville scenes and of the family's electric lighting business. The Oneida Institute and Claude C. Matlack's photographs were featured in Sam Thomas' book Dawn Comes to the Mountains (1981). In 1982, the Matlack/Oneida Baptist Institute Collection of photographs were loaned to Berea College so that they could be included in a microfilm set of the settlement.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • 1904-1916



800 photographs (7 boxes)