Interview with Phoebe Hawkins, Mary Martin, May 23, 1979

Project: Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Phoebe Hawkins and Mary Martin first met Mary Breckinridge in France in 1919 while working with the American Committee for Devastated France (C.A.R.D.). In the interview, they recount some of their experiences in France after World War One. Both were later associated with the New York Committee of the FNS. They discuss Mary Breckinridge's appearances at New York Committee meetings and also the committee's fundraising efforts. Hawkins and Martin also recall their visits to Wendover and their personal impressions of the Appalachian region. Both women comment upon recent trends in FNS administration. They conclude by assessing the impact of Richard Nixon's visit to Hyden not long before the interview.

Interview Accession

1979oh229_fns121

Interviewee Name

Mary Martin

Phoebe Hawkins

Interviewer Name

Anne Campbell Ritchie

Interview Date

1979-05-23

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Martin, Mary Interview by Anne Campbell Ritchie. 23 May. 1979. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Martin, M. (1979, May 23). Interview by A. C. Ritchie. Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Martin, Mary, interview by Anne Campbell Ritchie. May 23, 1979, Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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