Interview with Ruth Huston, November 18, 1978

Project: Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Ruth Huston was originally from Pennsylvania and first visited Hyden in 1924. She was interested in education work being conducted by the Presbyterian Church and decided to stay in Kentucky. Huston, who was independently wealthy, assisted with a girls' dormitory for high school students in Hyden. She also owned the house rented by Mary Breckinridge for the FNS and became a member of the first local FNS committee. Huston discusses Breckinridge's style of leadership and her persuasive ability, as well as the response of the local people to her work.

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1979oh080_fns036

Interviewee Name

Ruth Huston

Interviewer Name

Dale Deaton

Interview Date

1978-11-18

Interview Keyword

Hyden (Ky.) Pennsylvania

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Huston, Ruth Interview by Dale Deaton. 18 Nov. 1978. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Huston, R. (1978, November 18). Interview by D. Deaton. Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Huston, Ruth, interview by Dale Deaton. November 18, 1978, Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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