Interview with Nancy Dammann,

Project: Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Nancy Damman first came to the FNS in 1941 as a courier after college and eventually returned to settle in Leslie County. She compares the couriers in her group to more recent groups that have been able to interact more with the mountain people. Damman eventually went overseas with AID and worked on family planning. The FNS rehired Damman in 1973 to help with development, but she also assisted with grant writing, public relations, and health education. Damman opened the first bookstore in Leslie County in 1976. She talks about the help and encouragement she received from other merchants in Hyden and also the positive response from local residents. Besides her trade in second-hand books, Damman attributes a fair amount of her success to the fact that her store was a warm, friendly place that served coffee, as opposed to the rather formal library next door. She comments upon a number of local issues within the FNS. Damman also indicates that she was threatened as a result of her opposition to Richard Nixon's dedication of the local youth center in 1979.

Interview Accession

1982oh040_fns183

Interviewee Name

Nancy Dammann

Interviewer Name

Dale Deaton

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Dammann, Nancy Interview by Dale Deaton. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Dammann, N. (n.d.). Interview by D. Deaton. Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Dammann, Nancy, interview by Dale Deaton. (n.d.), Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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