Nancy Spiers Marsh

Nancy Spiers Marsh

1932 -


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.