Arrival of the "Traveling Library" at a school house in Campbell County, eastern Tennessee. Sponsored by the then newly formed "Committee to Save the Children", two boys carry a large "Traveling Library" box on a road toward a school serving Appalachian mountain children. They set it on the school steps. Children and a teacher gather around the box. Lettering on the box reads, "Traveling Library, Campbell County. Committee to Save the Children fund." A teacher opens the box and takes a book from inside. The children gather around her as she opens the book. She writes inside one of the books and then hands the book to a school boy.
Health care services for Appalachian Mountain residents in the area of Campbell County, Tennessee. Woman straps saddle on horse and mounts it. She rides horse on dirt road, carrying a sick or injured child. She arrives at a building and another woman carries the child into the health facility. Another nurse on horseback picks up an infant child from a concerned Appalachian resident to take to the clinic. Group of men carry a child on a stretcher up a long flight of stairs to a health center. 1930s automobiles navigating rough mountain roads to get to patients. Women arriving by car at a white building atop a hill.
Scenes from a medical mission Appalachian health clinic near Campbell County, Tennessee. Sign "Changing Wash Day on the Farm." Below it is a display of a woman washing clothes by hand in a wooden tub. Transition to a woman operating an early washing machine. Cut to a crowd of mostly women and children gathered outside an appalachian health clinic. They are seated on benches outside a building. Medical mission staff nurses demonstrate health care practices and basic nursing to audience gathered. A young girl serves as the mock patient. Older nurses lecture audience and demonstrate techniques. Younger (teenage) nurses in training check patient's pulse and temperature. They demonstrate technique for bandaging a hand.
A meal is prepared and served in the southern appalachian mountains near Campbell County, Tennessee. Group of women gathered in a kitchen fill serving plates and bowls with prepared food. Men and women seated at a table are served the food. Possibly a meal involving Presbyterian or Episcopal mission workers involved in providing training and education to Appalachian communities A bouquet of flowers on the table. A console piano behind a woman seated at the table.
Medical mission nurses visit Appalachian mountain families and provide health care services for infant children. Man with his wife and children on porch of house in Appalachian Mountains near Campbell County, Tennessee. Nurses move a small bed onto the porch. View of a nurse weighing a toddler on a weighing scale. The baby cries. Another toddler seated on a woman's lap. Another woman carries infant baby in one hand and an umbrella in the other. She places the baby on an examining table and a nurse begins examination.
Girls learn pickling at a mission-sponsored industrial or training school in the southern appalachian mountains of Tennessee. Girls in uniform cross a wooden bridge and assemble on a front porch of a school building. Several girls practice techniques for pickling foods in large jars, while other girls look on.