Mildred Young Meyers Interview, 1978

Title

Mildred Young Meyers Interview, 1978

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Interviewer

Jay FIer

Interviewee

Mildred Young Meyers

Date Recorded

8-8-1978

Date Digital

7-7-2020

Location Recorded

Meyers Residence, Wheaton, Minnesota

County

Traverse County

Keywords

Nursing, Nurses--North Dakota--Rutland, Nurses--Minnesota--Wheaton, Medical care, Women's hospitals--North Dakota--Rutland, Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ), Medicine

Description

MIldred (Young) Meyers was born in Beardsley, Big Stone County in 1910. She attended nurse's training in Graceville and lived in West Central Minnesota until 1939 when she moved to Rutland, North Dakota. She lived there until 1961 when she returned to Wheaton, where she was living at the time of the interview. While in Rutland, she organized a maternity hospital, was active in school board politics, secretary to the health association, and active in the Republican Party. In Wheaton, she continued her nursing activities and served as Traverse County Republican Party chairperson from 1966-1972.

In this interview, Mildred Meyers discusses her family history, her life biography, organization of the health association and maternity hospital, the Republican Party, a comparison of North Dakota and West Minnesota, and many refelctions on her activities in the health care field.

Run Time

01:30:47

Language

English

Notes

A portion of the interview (at the end of Tape 1, Side A) is sped fast. It is still somewhat understandable, but more difficult to understand than the rest of the interview.

Original Format

Reel-to-Reel

Digital Identifier

TCMeyers0102

Repository

West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)

Local Identifier

1140

Mildred Young Meyers Interview, 1978

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