Interview with Robert Montague, April 27, 1979

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
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00:00:10 - Family connections to the Frontier Nursing Service

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Partial Transcript: This is an interview with Robert Montague, III for the Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project by Carol Crowe-Carraco...

Segment Synopsis: Robert Montague is introduced. He talks about his grandmother, Anne Steele Wilson, who was a cousin of Mary Breckinridge. He talks about his family's other connections to the FNS.

Keywords: Anne Steele Wilson; Committees; Cousins; Grandmothers; Hyden (Ky.); Isabella Goodrich Breckinridge; Marvin Breckinridge Patterson; Mary Breckinridge; Mary Breckinridge Day; Volunteers

Subjects: Breckinridge family; Breckinridge, Mary, 1881-1965; Families.; Family histories.; Family--history; Frontier Nursing Service, Inc.

GPS: Hyden (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.163333, -83.375
00:04:31 - Visiting the Frontier Nursing Service

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Partial Transcript: When we were chatting earlier you said that, uh, you probably first visited Wendover about 1958?

Segment Synopsis: Montague talks about his visits to the FNS headquarters at Wendover, specifically during Mary Breckinridge Day and the fiftieth anniversary celebration.

Keywords: 50th anniversary; Agnes Lewis; Couriers; Family reunions; Frankfort (Ky.); Helen Browne ("Brownie"); Kate Ireland; Mary Breckinridge; Mary Breckinridge Day; Old hospital; Speeches; Visiting; Wendover (Ky.)

Subjects: Breckinridge, Mary, 1881-1965; Frontier Nursing Service, Inc.; Health facilities.; Rural conditions; Transportation--Kentucky

GPS: Wendover (Ky.)
Map Coordinates: 37.126389, -83.362778
00:07:43 - Impact of the Frontier Nursing Service

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Partial Transcript: When did you join the Washington Committee?

Segment Synopsis: Montague talks about his family's membership on the Washington Committee of the FNS, and discusses how the FNS has impacted Eastern Kentucky and the field of midwifery in general.

Keywords: Birth defects; Committee membership; Eastern Kentucky; Frontier Graduate School of Midwifery; Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing; Grandmothers; Healthcare; Helen Browne ("Brownie"); New hospital; Poor; Poverty; Washington Committee

Subjects: Appalachian Region--Economic conditions; Appalachian Region--Social conditions; Childbirth; Frontier Nursing Service, Inc.; Health facilities.; Maternal health services.; Medical care--Appalachian Region; Medical education; Midwifery; Midwives; Nursing--Study and teaching; Rural health services

GPS: Washington (D.C.)
Map Coordinates: 38.904722, -77.016389
00:12:20 - Mary Breckinridge

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Partial Transcript: Do you have any family stories about Mary Breckinridge that you'd like to see preserved?

Segment Synopsis: Montague talks about Mary Breckinridge's personality.

Keywords: Command; Leadership; Mary Breckinridge; Personality; Talents

Subjects: Breckinridge, Mary, 1881-1965; Frontier Nursing Service, Inc.; Medical centers--Administration

00:14:05 - Washington Committee of the Frontier Nursing Service

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Partial Transcript: Why does the FNS appeal to the Washington area?

Segment Synopsis: Montague talks more about the Washington Committee of the FNS, and why people in Washington, D.C. are interested in the FNS. The interview is concluded.

Keywords: Kentucky roots; Mary Breckinridge; Politicians; Social contacts; Thruston Morton; Washington Committee

Subjects: Breckinridge, Mary, 1881-1965; Frontier Nursing Service, Inc.; Washington (D.C.)

GPS: Washington (D.C.)
Map Coordinates: 38.904722, -77.016389