Joyce Parker Goforth Papers, 1946-1953

The Country Doctor Museum Manuscript Collection, CD 01.47

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Joyce Parker Goforth Papers
    Creator: Goforth, Joyce Parker
    Repository: Laupus Library History Collections
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers include Goforth’s correspondence with the Navy Department following World War II and photograph from time at Woodward-Herring Hospital.
    Extent: 0.06 Cubic feet,
  • Description
     

    Papers include Goforth’s correspondence with the Navy Department following World War II and photograph from time at Woodward-Herring Hospital.

  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    Joyce Nadine Parker was born 2 September 1921 in Coleman County, Texas to Everett and Myrtle (Odom) Parker. She attended nursing school at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. Just after graduating, she was commissioned as an officer in the Navy Nurse Corps. While training on the west coast, she met her future husband Ensign Foy Goforth. After training, she served for hospitalized servicemen’s children in San Diego and the Hawaiian Islands. Following the war, Parker and Goforth married and moved eastward for graduate school before settling in Wilson, North Carolina. She served as the director of nurses from August 1952 to August 1954 at Woodward-Herring Hospital. The Goforth’s had two sons, Foy Nelson and John Parker. She died 17 March 2014 in Kinston, North Carolina.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    7 July 1997: 3 pins, 2 portraits, Navy nurse uniform, cape, cap, pitcher, shoes, white nurse uniform, watch, Navy footlocker with tray. Gift of Joyce P. Goforth.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Joyce P. Goforth

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

    Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    Joyce Parker Goforth Papers (CD 01.47),The Country Doctor Museum, at The William E. Laupus Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processing revised by Ashley Williams, 2015

    Sponsor Statement

    Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina Access and Digitization Grant Program.

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Joyce Parker Goforth Papers, 1946-1953

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