Interview with Brooke Alexander, September 24, 1979

Project: Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Brooke Alexander's mother was Mary Breckinridge's first cousin. Born in 1912, Alexander spent his sixth winter with Mary Breckinridge and her son Breckie in Arkansas. Breckie's death was essentially kept from him, and he does not recall the occasion. At the age of [fourteen] he spent the first of four summers as a courier at Wendover, from 1926 to 1929, and in the interview recounts his experiences in Leslie County. Alexander served as an FNS trustee between 1962 and 1966, after which he joined the Board of Governors. Alexander discusses his association with "Aunt Matron," as he called Mary Breckinridge, and the development of the FNS through the years.

Interview Accession

1979oh248_fns122

Interviewee Name

Brooke Alexander

Interviewer Name

Anne Campbell Ritchie

Interview Date

1979-09-24

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Alexander, Brooke Interview by Anne Campbell Ritchie. 24 Sep. 1979. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Alexander, B. (1979, September 24). Interview by A. C. Ritchie. Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Alexander, Brooke, interview by Anne Campbell Ritchie. September 24, 1979, Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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