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Ancker Nurses Alumni Association Oral History Project: Interview with Audrey W. Darling
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Audrey Wagner Darling grew up in New Market, Minnesota. She graduated from Central High in Saint Paul in 1957 and from the Ancker School of Nursing in 1960. She was an active member of the Ancker Nursing School Alumni Association and was president from 1964 to 1966. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Initial interest in Ancker School of Nursing, scholarships, High school preparations, work and class schedule, clinical experiences. Experiences at Ancker hospital, first impressions of school and nursing home. Ancker reputation and respect it garnered, applying what was learned in classroom to hospital wards, working as student nurse in large public institution. School traditions - "probies", Big Sis/Little Sis program, chorus, strictness about appearance, caps and capping ceremony, pins, good food, Rip Day, rotations. Pavilion buildings, Contagion building, and protection from communicable diseases. Changes in nursing responsibilities and training, medications, surgery, chemotherapy. Impressions of school superintendent and directors - Thomas Broadie, Miss Reynolds, Miss Lubberts, Birgit Tofte. Continuing to work at Ancker after graduation. Work in the Alumni Association, Alumni newsletter and annual banquets. Experiences when hospital moved to new building, Darling's fight to keep Ancker name, changes in new building, why she continues nursing.
2 hours sound cassette
38 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
02:00:19 running time
Interviewee: Darling, Audrey Wagner
Interviewer: Sommer, Barbara W.
Made in: Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH 83 (Library Call Number)
AV2001.102.1 (Accession Number)
MHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Ancker Nurses Alumni Association Oral History Project'