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Marguerite V. Clodfelter Collection

Identifier: WV 0024

Content Description

The collection includes an oral history transcript, 25 January 1999; various photographs of Clodfelter’s service with U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps, undated; various publications for the Cadet Nurse Corps, 1943-1999; various personal papers, including Cadet Nurse Corps uniform descriptions, 1948-1955 and undated; 2 Cadet Nurse/ Cadet Nurse Corps/ United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps insignia Lapel Pins; 2 Cadet Nurse Buttons.


  • circa 1943-1999


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Collection is open for research.

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Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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Biographical / Historical

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. 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 was a nurse 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.


1.92 Linear Feet (4 folders, Artifact Box 1)

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Condition Description

The condition is fair.

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Marguerite V. Clodfelter Collection
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Matthew McCarthy
2022 May
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Repository Details

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

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