Nancy Spiers Marsh
Interview Length: 34 minutes
Interview Date: February 12, 2012
Interview Location: Commonwealth Media Services, 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA
Nancy was born in New York City. She attended graduated from Barnard, the women's part of Columbia University, in the mid-1940s with a degree in English Literature. After getting married, Nancy and her husband, both 21, left New York City. She worked at a small submarine library in Connecticut while he studied to be a submarine engineer, and later headed to Italy where she established the American Community School. She spent time in Bangkok before relocating to Camp Hill, where she began teaching and designing curricula for geriatric nursing students statewide. Nancy became involved with the PA Commission for Women and its first Fair Credit Act. She designed New Horizons for Women, along with Mrs. Ginny Thornburgh. Most recently, Nancy developed a passion with the Cumberland County Commission for Women and helps them showcase themselves in the political arena.
- Nancy Spiers Marsh talks about where she grew up, her family.
- Nancy Spiers Marsh talks about her education, her husband, their careers and their life.
- Nancy Spiers Marsh talks about her feelings whether or not women are accepted into organizations in Harrisburg.
- Nancy Spiers Marsh talks about mentoring young women, the United Way and Margaret Fuller.
- Nancy Spiers Marsh talks about women she admires in the Harrisburg area and the Fund for Choice.