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Callie Mae Shepard

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About Callie Mae Shepard

Callie Mae Shepard was born March 22, 1907, and graduated from high school in Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1926. Shepard entered the Wesley Long Hospital Training School for Nurses in Greensboro on September 28, 1927, and was accepted as a student nurse on December 21, 1927. After three years of training, Shepard graduated from nursing school on June 18, 1930. In 1934, she received her certificate from the post graduate course in obstetrics at Margaret Hague Hospital, Jersey City, New Jersey. Callie married Alexander Woods of Jersey City, New Jersey, on May 7, 1938. They had no children. Shepard served as the night supervisor and superintendent of nurses from 1937-1943.

 

She was a private duty nurse in Greensboro for six years, and was later employed by Doctors Hospital in Coral Gables, Florida, where she served as a general duty nurse form 1949-1955. She was a charge nurse and became the nursery charge nurse from 1955 until April 1969, when she retired and returned to North Carolina to live.

 

About the collection

The Callie Mae Shepard Collection consists of papers, correspondence, letters, clippings, photographs, articles, ephemera, and museum items related to Shepard’s career as a nurse in Greensboro, North Carolina. The bulk of the collection is related to her education at the Wesley Long Hospital Training School for Nurses and her career at the Hospital. Other materials include: documents related to Callie Mae Shepard’s high school graduation in 1926; articles and clippings documenting births, graduations, marriages, and performances in Greensboro, North Carolina, during the 1920s and 1930s; and materials related to Shepard’s colleagues at the Wesley Long Hospital Training School for Nurses. Notably included is her nurse's uniform from her time at Wesley Long Community Hospital.

 

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