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Jane Abernethy Plyler papers, 1979-1980.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Creator: Plyler, Jane Abernethy, 1945-
Collection number: 4230
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Abstract: Jane Abernethy Plyler received a B.S. in nursing from East Carolina University in 1967 and an M.S. in community health nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1980. She has practiced nursing in a variety of situations. Eighteen cassette tapes of oral history interviews with public health nurses who practiced during the 1920s and 1930s in North Carolina. Individuals interviewed are: Rubye Bowles Bryson (1913- ) of Haywood County; Amy Louise Fisher (1901- ) of Watauga County; Edith McNeil Holmes (c. 1905- ) of Halifax County; Mary King Kneedler (1913- ) of Alamance and Pitt counties; Anne Eliza Lamb (1897- ) of Dare and Granville counties; and Elizabeth McMillan Thompson (1908- ) of Cumberland County. Also included is a copy of Plyer’s thesis, “Public Health Nursing in North Carolina: Oral Histories of Earlier Years,” which includes edited excerpts from the interviews.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: This collection contains eighteen oral history tapes of public health nurses, including African Americans, who practiced during the 1920s and 1930s in North Carolina.

  1. Elizabeth Thompson
    June 17, 2012 at 11:41 pm | #1

    Is Jane Abernethy Plyler still alive? If so, can she be contacted

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