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Maiden, Cassandra L., 1952-. Oral History Interview and Collection, 1971-2003.

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SMHC Collection 1716

Overview

This collection consists of an audiocassette tape, CD duplicate of the audiocassette, and transcript of an oral history interview conducted between Cassandra L. Maiden and Daardi Sizemore in October 2003. Maiden enlisted as a Unites States Army WAC during the end of the Vietnam War. She received training as a LPN and served in the medical division. Maiden discusses her training and experiences as a woman in the Army. She also discusses what life was like for a nurse at Fort Riley, Kansas where she served. Maiden served from 1972-1975 and achieved the rank of Specialist 4.

This oral history interview was conducted as part of the South Central Minnesota Veterans History Project conducted by the Southern Minnesota Historical Center at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Dates

  • 2004-10-07

Creator

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply.

Biographical / Historical

Cassandra L. (Craig) Maiden was born in New Castle, Pennsylvania. Maiden enlisted in the Army and was trained as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN.) After her training she was stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas where she worked in the hospital. While in the service, Maiden met her husband and was married. She served from 1972-1975 and achieved the rank of Specialist 4. After leaving the service, she moved to Albert Lea, Minnesota. Maiden has been active in veterans’ organizations including serving as the Commander of the Albert Lea American Legion and organizer for the Women Veterans of Freeborn County. She attended the dedication of the Women Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Extent

1.00 half_hollinger_box

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Cassandra L. Maiden donated this collection on October 7, 2004.

Creator

Title
Maiden, Cassandra L., 1952-. Oral History Interview and Collection, 1971-2003.
Status
Completed
Author
Daardi Sizemore processed this collection
Date
2004-06
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Southern Minnesota Historical Center Repository

Contact:
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Memorial Library
PO Box 8419
Mankato MN 56002-8419 US
507-389-1029