Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Interview with Edith Vignos, March 4, 1979

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
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00:00:00 - Her introduction to the Frontier Nursing Service

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Partial Transcript: This is an interview with Mrs. Paul Vignos for the Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project by Dale Deaton...

Segment Synopsis: Edith Vignos talks about her introduction to the Frontier Nursing Service through her mother and grandmother. She talks about why she did not become a courier, and talks about visiting Wendover when her daughter later became a courier.

Keywords: Couriers; Daughters; Edith Harkness; Grandmothers; Interest; Kate Ireland; Kathy Vignos; Mary Breckinridge; Mothers; New York; Visiting; WWII; Wendover (Ky.); World War II

Subjects: Breckinridge, Mary, 1881-1965; Frontier Nursing Service, Inc.; World War, 1939-1945

GPS: Wendover (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.126389, -83.362778
00:03:08 - Frontier Nursing Service Quarterly Bulletin

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Partial Transcript: Had you gotten the Quarterly Bulletin?

Segment Synopsis: Vignos says she has received the FNS bulletin since she was a child, and offers criticism and suggestions to improve the newsletter.

Keywords: Donations; Frontier Nursing Service Quarterly Bulletins; Informative; Interest; Nurse midwives; Pictures; Public relations; Word-of-mouth

Subjects: Frontier Nursing Service, Inc.; Newsletters.

00:06:10 - Cleveland Committee of the Frontier Nursing Service

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Partial Transcript: Well, wa--was your mother considered a member of the Cleveland Committee?

Segment Synopsis: Vignos talks about her mother's membership in the Cleveland Committee of the FNS, as well as her own chairmanship of the committee. She talks about Kate Ireland visiting the committee and showing a film, and discusses the members' interest in the FNS.

Keywords: Committee chairman; Committee meetings; Committee members; Donations; Films; Helen Browne ("Brownie"); Interest; Kate Ireland; Mothers; Movies; Organization; Presentations

Subjects: Benefactors.; Cleveland (Ohio); Frontier Nursing Service, Inc.; Motion pictures.; Philanthropists.

GPS: Cleveland (Ohio)
Map Coordinates: 41.482222, -81.669722
00:12:21 - Impressions of the Frontier Nursing Service and the local area

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Partial Transcript: Well what were--when, when your daughter Kathy went there as a courier, do you, do you feel as though it provided her an opportunity that she wouldn't have had at, at another place?

Segment Synopsis: Vignos discusses her daughter's experiences as an FNS courier. She talks about her impressions of Mary Breckinridge, the work of the FNS, and the local area based on the information provided by the FNS. She talks about the possible future of the FNS. The interview is concluded.

Keywords: Children; Couriers; Daughters; Impressions; Information; Jobs; Kathy Vignos; Mary Breckinridge; Modernization; Romanticism; Service area; Unique; WWII; Women; World War II

Subjects: Breckinridge, Mary, 1881-1965; Country life; Frontier Nursing Service, Inc.; Horses--Care; Leslie County (Ky.); Medical care--Appalachian Region; Rural conditions; Rural health services; World War, 1939-1945

GPS: Leslie County (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.09, -83.38