Josephine Eddy Interview, 1975
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Eddy Residence, Morris, Minnesota
World War, 1914-1918, United States. Bureau of War Risk Insurance, Social workers--Minnesota--Stevens County, United States. Works Progress Administration, Social services--Minnesota--Stevens County, American Association of University Women, Women--Societies and clubs--Minnesota--Morris, Literature--Societies, etc., League of Women Voters (Morris, Minn.), Cancer--Research, Fund raising, Hospitals--Minnesota--Stevens County, Women--United States--Social conditions
Mrs. Eddy was born March 15, 1889 at Verndale, Minnesota. After working with War Risk Insurance during World War I in both Washington D.C. and Minneapolis, she attended the University of Minnesota and graduated in 1925. She then taught for 11 years in Minnesota. After that, she returned to the University of Minnesota and took courses related to social work and came back to work in both Swift and Stevens Counties. Upon retirement, Ms. Eddy has become involved in a number of women's organizations.
In this interview, Ms. Eddy talks about her early life and working with women on WPA. She discusses the various women's organizations she is involved with, including: the American Association of University oWomen, the Student Club, the Literary Club, the League of Women Voters, the Cancer Society, and the Hospital Auxiliary. She concludes the interview with comments on the status of women in the United States.
West Central Minnesota Historical Research Center (WCMHRC)
Eddy, Josephine, "Josephine Eddy Interview, 1975" (1975). Stevens County Oral Histories. 14.