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Document Details


Title: June Kjome
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. Murphy Library Special Collections
Collection: La Crosse Oral History Program
Description: June Kjome, a native of Iowa, worked from 1945-1965 as a midwife in a mission hospital in Zululand, South Africa before coming to work as a pediatrics nurse at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse. While working on her book, For the Common Good: A History of Women’s Roles in La Crosse, County, 1920-1980, Margaret Larson interviewed June Kjome in 1994. The audio excerpt recounts how, during her years in Africa, some people erroneously assumed June Kjome was of African descent because of her last name. The excerpt also relates some of her encounters with traditional medical practices in Africa.
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1994 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Kjome, June
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker occupation: Nurse; Nurse midwife
Document date: 1994
Interviewer: Larson, Margaret
Locations discussed: Africa; South Africa
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Africa; Midwifery; Midwives; Nurses; Nursing; Oral history; South Africa
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0024698-26395