Elma J. Ashby Oral History Interview, February 6, 1981

Oral History #OH0065

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Elma J. Ashby Oral History Interview
    Creator: Ashby, Elma J.
    Lennon, Donald R.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Extent: 0.01 Cubic feet, 2 audiocassettes, 2.25 hour, 36 pages ,
  • Description

    Miss Ashby, a native of Tunneltown, West Virginia, spent twenty seven years as a Methodist missionary in Rhodesia. In this interview she recounts her background and eduction, her appointment as missionary to China in 1940 and her return to the U.S. due to the outbreak of World War I I, and her subsequent appointment to work in Africa. Miss Ashby remained in Rhodesia from 1945 until 1972 where she worked in nurses training.

    Topics discussed include her work as a nurse, impressions of the Congo and Rhodesia, medical care among the natives, training of native nurses and other medical personnel, economic and physical factors in Rhodesian life, hospital construction, Zimbabwe independence, and impressions of conditions in that country during the past decade.

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    Gift of Elma J. Ashby

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    Preferred Citation

    Elma J. Ashby Oral History Interview (#OH0065), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

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