Interview with Grace Reeder, January 25, 1979

Project: Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Grace Reeder, a nurse, first learned of the FNS when Mary Breckinridge spoke at a meeting in Cincinnati. After volunteering for a month as a staff nurse at the hospital in Hyden, Reeder came back in 1941 as a member of the regular staff and became chief nurse in the outpatient department. She later graduated from the FNS Graduate School of Midwifery and remained for three years as a district nurse. Reeder tells of her work with the local people, of avoiding moonshine stills on her rounds, and of helping children to go to Berea [College's Foundation School]. She discusses local ideas of propriety and attitudes toward the FNS nurses over the duration of her experience.

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1979oh144_fns051

Interviewee Name

Grace Reeder

Interviewer Name

Carol Crowe-Carraco

Interview Date

1979-01-25

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Reeder, Grace Interview by Carol Crowe-Carraco. 25 Jan. 1979. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Reeder, G. (1979, January 25). Interview by C. Crowe-Carraco. Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Reeder, Grace, interview by Carol Crowe-Carraco. January 25, 1979, Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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