Jean Ritchie, University of Kentucky Graduate, Folk Singer. President H. L. Donovan presented Ritchie with the school's first Founders Day Award here, 1955. Ritchie first encouraged in her music at the Appalachian settlement schools, which also prompted her to enroll in the University of Kentucky's social work program. After taking her degree in 1946, she accepted a job at New York's Henry Street Settlement, hoping to earn the necessary experience to start similar schools near Hazard, which is only a few miles from Viper, her birthplace. Photo Credit: UK Special Collections
Jean Ritchie, University of Kentucky Graduate, Folk Singer. President H. L. Donovan presented Ritchie with the school's first Founders Day Award here, 1955. Ritchie first encouraged in her music at the Appalachian settlement schools, which also prompted her to enroll in the University of Kentucky's social work program. After taking her degree in 1946, she accepted a job at New York's Henry Street Settlement, hoping to earn the necessary experience to start similar schools near Hazard, which is only a few miles from Viper, her birthplace. Photo Credit: UK Special Collections UK
Jean Ritchie, University of Kentucky Graduate, Folk Singer. President H. L. Donovan presented Ritchie with the school's first Founders Day Award here, 1955. Ritchie first encouraged in her music at the Appalachian settlement schools, which also prompted her to enroll in the University of Kentucky's social work program. After taking her degree in 1946, she accepted a job at New York's Henry Street Settlement, hoping to earn the necessary experience to start similar schools near Hazard, which is only a few miles from Viper, her birthplace. Photo Credit: UK Special Collections UK

Appreciation: Jean Ritchie, 1922-2015

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