Interview with Carrie M. Parker, September 29, 1979

Project: Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project

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Carrie Parker's mother was born in Leslie County in 1900 and went to nursing school in Philadelphia. She returned to Leslie County as a public health nurse before Mary Breckinridge began the FNS, and became acquainted with Breckinridge while working at the original hospital in Hyden. Parker herself became a junior courier for the FNS with Carlyle Carter, a cousin of Mary Breckinridge. Parker recalls her family being severely affected by union strife because of her father's involvement in the coal industry. She served as a courier in 1966 after the death of Mary Breckinridge and comments upon the change in atmosphere upon her return to the FNS. Eventually, Parker joined the city committee in Washington, D.C. She reflects upon both mountain and "outside" societies from the perspective of one who has been a part of each.

Interview Accession

1980oh043_fns141

Interviewee Name

Carrie M. Parker

Interviewer Name

Dale Deaton

Interview Date

1979-09-29

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Parker, Carrie M. Interview by Dale Deaton. 29 Sep. 1979. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Parker, C.M. (1979, September 29). Interview by D. Deaton. Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Parker, Carrie M., interview by Dale Deaton. September 29, 1979, Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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