Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Interview with Anne Winslow, September 25, 1979

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
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00:00:05 - Employed by the Frontier Nursing Service

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Partial Transcript: The following is an unrehearsed interview with Anne Winslow for the Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project.

Segment Synopsis: A. Winslow was employed right after her college graduation with the task of opening a New York office for the Frontier Nursing Service. She was to get publicity, fund-raise, and then hold meetings with the New York committee. Winslow explains that the job found her because she knew people from the Breckinridge family. She was told to go to Kentucky during the summer to gain insight of the job that the Frontier Nursing Service did.

Keywords: "New York Times"; Fundraising; Kentucky; Mary Breckinridge; New York; Offices

Subjects: Frontier Nursing Service, Inc.; Midwifery

00:04:05 - Visit to Kentucky / working with the Frontier Nursing Service

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Partial Transcript: Can you remember any particular incidents with Mary Breckinridge?

Segment Synopsis: When Winslow was hired by the FNS she was told to visit Kentucky to see how the organization worked. She tells of many experiences she had during that summer. She followed the nurses, and tells stories of her time with locals and staff.

Keywords: Devoted; Hospitals; Hyden (Ky.); Kentucky; Mary Breckinridge; Nurses; Rural medicine

Subjects: Breckinridge, Mary, 1881-1965; Frontier Nursing Service, Inc.; Midwifery; Wendover (Ky.)

GPS: Hyden, Kentucky
Map Coordinates: 37.163, 83.375
00:08:51 - People met from Frontier Nursing Service

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Partial Transcript: Did you ever meet any of the other family members there?

Segment Synopsis: Winslow met quite a few people during her time with the FNS. She met Mary Breckinridge's father, Clifton Rodes Breckinridge. She socialized with a few locals but became much closer to the staff. She explains that she got a feel for the work and this helped her in her job of opening a New York office.

Keywords: Clifton Rodes Breckinridge; Mary Breckinridge; Midwives; Nurses; Training

Subjects: Families.; Frontier Nursing Service, Inc.; Spiritualists.

00:15:00 - Vocabulary and dialect of locals / conclusion

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Partial Transcript: --which was twilight.

Segment Synopsis: Winslow explains how the vocabulary and dialect of the Leslie Countians could be difficult to follow. She explains how the job found her. She tells how Mary Breckinridge could give speeches that influenced people to donate to the program.

Keywords: Dialects; Employment; Locals; New York

Subjects: Frontier Nursing Service, Inc.; Kentucky; Vocabulary.