Interview with Nancy Lee Fields, June 10, 1987

Project: Women and Collective Protest Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Nancy Lee Fields, a participant in the Pikeville Methodist Hospital strike, begins the interview by discussing how she obtained her job in the hospital cafeteria. Fields then compares her experience of working at the hospital before and after the strike. Following this, Fields details a workplace accident. The beginning of the strike is then examined. The interviewee also talks of her family and children, and shares her thoughts and memories of the strike (the picket line in particular). The efforts of Fields in the strike are then mentioned. Additionally, the interviewee articulates the financial experience of her family during the strike, as well as strike strategies, church involvement in the strike, and how the strikers communicated with their non-striking co-workers in the hospital. Fields concludes the interview with the advice she would give to those interested in striking, and her favorite part of the strike.

Interview Accession

1987oh148_ws059

Interviewee Name

Nancy Lee Fields

Interviewer Name

Sally Ward Maggard

Interview Date

1987-06-10

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Fields, Nancy Lee Interview by Sally Ward Maggard. 10 Jun. 1987. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Fields, N.L. (1987, June 10). Interview by S. W. Maggard. Women and Collective Protest Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Fields, Nancy Lee, interview by Sally Ward Maggard. June 10, 1987, Women and Collective Protest Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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