Interview with Fredericka Holdship, March 25, 1979

Project: Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Fredericka Holdship first came to the FNS as a courier in 1937 after having heard Mary Breckinridge speak at a meeting. She recalls her first trip to Wendover by bus and horseback and also goes into detail concerning the different FNS centers and the nurses associated with them. Holdship tells of Mrs. Breckinridge's efforts to obtain horses during World War Two and various ways in which problems were managed at Wendover. She talks about the routine of the nurses and the difficulty of getting away for any time off. At one time research was conducted in the area concerning children's aptitude or intelligence. Holdship comments upon findings and goes on to describe the raising of children and the life of the local people. She became chairman of the Pittsburgh Committee in 1969 and later was appointed to the FNS Board of Governors.

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1979oh172_fns073

Interviewee Name

Fredericka Holdship

Interviewer Name

Dale Deaton

Interview Date

1979-03-25

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Holdship, Fredericka Interview by Dale Deaton. 25 Mar. 1979. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Holdship, F. (1979, March 25). Interview by D. Deaton. Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Holdship, Fredericka, interview by Dale Deaton. March 25, 1979, Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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