Interview with Allyn J. Shepherd, January 18, 1979

Project: Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Allyn Shepherd was an FNS courier in early 1942. She describes her duties and tells of her experiences in making the rounds of the outpost centers. Shepherd also talks about the influence of Mary Breckinridge as a presence at Wendover. She recalls being with the local people at square dances and comments upon their homemade instruments. Detailed also are the home life of the nurses at the outpost centers and the relationship between the nurses and the local people. As a postscript, the Appalachian Fair in Cincinnati is the subject of some commentary.

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1979oh141_fns048

Interviewee Name

Allyn J. Shepherd

Interviewer Name

Marion Barrett

Interview Date

1979-01-18

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Shepherd, Allyn J. Interview by Marion Barrett. 18 Jan. 1979. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Shepherd, A.J. (1979, January 18). Interview by M. Barrett. Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Shepherd, Allyn J., interview by Marion Barrett. January 18, 1979, Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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