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Faith S. Hawkins Collection

Identifier: WV 0325

Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 3 August 2005; various photographs of Hawkins Cadet Nurse Corps service, circa 1943 and 1946; various newspaper publications related to the Cadet Nurse Corps, March 1946 and February 1995.


  • 1943, 1946
  • 1995, 2005

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Collection is open for research.

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Biographical / Historical

Faith Sparks Hawkins (1927-2018) of Wilkes County, North Carolina, trained as a nurse with the Cadet Nurse Corps from 1944 to 1947, then practiced at Veterans Administration hospitals and facilities in North Carolina.

Faith Sparks Hawkins was born in Forsyth County, North Carolina, on 22 February 1927 and raised in Wilkes County. She was the fourth of five children. She graduated from Wilkesboro High School in 1943, and worked in a local store before attending nursing school.

From 1944 to 1947, Hawkins attended nursing school at H.F. Long Hospital in Statesville, North Carolina, through the Cadet Nurse Corps. She then returned to North Wilkesboro and worked in obstetrics and delivery at Fred C. Hubbard Hospital, and also did another year of training at Queens College in Charlotte.

Hawkins also worked at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Fayetteville, North Carolina, in the late 1940s and the Crile Veterans Administration Hospital in Ohio in the early 1950s. Faith Hawkins married Hal Hawkins in 1950 and had four children. They lived in Wilkes County, where Hal Hawkins had a medical practice and Faith Hawkins continued her nursing career.


0.21 Linear Feet (4 folders )

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Condition Description

The condition is good.

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Processed by Matthew McCarthy.

Faith S. Hawkins Papers
Matthew McCarthy
2023 February
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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US