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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

MARGUERITE V. CLODFELTER PAPERS

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BIOABSTRACT

Marguerite Clodfelter, originally of Alberta, Canada, served as a nurse in the Cadet Nurse Corps from 1944 to 1945 and later at hospitals in Durham and Whiteville, NC.


BIOGRAPHY

Marguerite Clodfelter was born in Alberta, Canada, but moved to upstate New York at the age of ten. She attended Belleville Academy and then moved to Watertown, New York, and graduated from a school in Adams, New York.

Clodfelter enrolled in the Cadet Nurse Corps in 1944. She spent an academic year taking classes at Plattsburgh State Teachers College in Plattsburgh, New York, and then went to the House of the Good Samaritan in Watertown, New York, for clinical training. She served there for the remainder of the war, and was certified as a registered nurse.

Following the end of World War II, Clodfelter ended her affiliation with the Cadet Nurse Corps. She married Bob Clodfelter in June 1947 and moved to North Carolina, where she nursed at Watts Hospital in Durham while her husband attended law school at Duke University. She also worked briefly in a country hospital in Whiteville, North Carolina. Clodfelter has been an member of the League of Women Voters, the board of the Winston-Salem YWCA, and is a supporter of environmentalist causes.


CONTENTS AVAILABLE ONLINE:
Item
Cadet Nurses, circa 1944
Item # WV0024.6.002
From the Marguerite V. Clodfelter Papers
Marguerite Clodfelter in winter uniform, circa 1944
Item # WV0024.6.003
From the Marguerite V. Clodfelter Papers
Portrait of Marguerite V. Clodfelter, circa 1944
Item # WV0024.6.001
From the Marguerite V. Clodfelter Papers
Oral history interview with Marguerite V. Clodfelter, 1999
Item # WV0024.5.001
From the Marguerite V. Clodfelter Papers

ADDITIONAL CONTENTS:
Cadet Nurse Handbook Figuratively Speaking, ca. 1943-1945; Cadet Nurse Pledge and Song, ca. 1943-1945; Cadet Nurse Cap Device for Winter Hat; Maltese Cross Pin; Caduceus and Anchor Pin.