Interview with Lucille Knechtly, July 9, 1979

Project: Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Lucille Knechtley joined the FNS during World War Two as a secretary. She became secretary to Mary Breckinridge and remained with the FNS for fourteen years. She tells of traveling with Breckinridge and relates a number of her experiences. When Knechtley finished college, she became a teacher in the Leslie County area. She remarks upon some local discontent in an FNS matter in the late 1960s and also upon FNS involvement with the Office of Economic Opportunity. While a teacher, Knechtley encountered the situation of school administrators showing visitors a small school rather than the larger new high school. She contributes many observations of the local people as she knew them.

Interview Accession

1982oh018_fns161

Interviewee Name

Lucille Knechtly

Interviewer Name

Dale Deaton

Interview Date

1979-07-09

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Knechtly, Lucille Interview by Dale Deaton. 09 Jul. 1979. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Knechtly, L. (1979, July 09). Interview by D. Deaton. Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Knechtly, Lucille, interview by Dale Deaton. July 09, 1979, Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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