Interview with Katherine Trowbridge Arpee, December 2, 1978

Project: Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Katherine Arpee was born in 1903 and heard Mary Breckinridge speak about the FNS in the late 1920s. Arpee went to Wendover as a courier in 1932 and became a member of the Chicago Committee at a 1933 meeting. She acted as Mary Breckinridge's escort from the train station when Breckinridge visited Chicago. Arpee discusses early couriers and their duties. She also comments upon Mary Breckinridge's views in regard to family planning. Arpee mentions the Chicago family that donated the funds for the Brutus Center and talks about the work of the Chicago Committee. In addition, she contributes observations about Breckinridge's personality and her remarkable memory for names and faces.

Interview Accession

1979oh153_fns060

Interviewee Name

Katherine Trowbridge Arpee

Interviewer Name

Linda Green

Interview Date

1978-12-02

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Arpee, Katherine Trowbridge Interview by Linda Green. 02 Dec. 1978. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Arpee, K.T. (1978, December 02). Interview by L. Green. Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Arpee, Katherine Trowbridge, interview by Linda Green. December 02, 1978, Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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