The Resource Oral history interview :, Edward Van Fossen ; interviewed by David W. Benavitch, (videorecording)

Oral history interview :, Edward Van Fossen ; interviewed by David W. Benavitch, (videorecording)

Label
Oral history interview :
Title
Oral history interview :
Statement of responsibility
Edward Van Fossen ; interviewed by David W. Benavitch
Title variation
Oral history interview with Edward Van Fossen
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Records the recollections of Edward Van Fossen, retired Forest Service employee, and a Civilian Conservation Corps LEM (Local Experienced Man) and enrollee at Camp 8, Lyndhurst/Sherando Lake, Va. during the mid 1930's [no specific dates given]. Describes impact of the Depression, losing job as an auto mechanic, and efforts to pay off a $18.00 debt. Talks about employment by the CCC as a LEM, primarily working as a mechanic and general handyman around the Camp. Mentions various jobs including road building and dam construction as an equipment operator (using a trail builder, tractor and shovel); also job as a forest fire water boss. Talks about various people and stories about them: mostly those who worked around the camp such as mechanics, tool sharpeners, the Camp doctor (and his tonsil operations); Forest Service officers; the head stonemason and carpenters; and other LEMs. Recalls chaperoning CCC boys during off time and their excursions into town (Waynesboro). Describes later employment with the Forest Service; their quarters and arrangements at the Camp. In general describes life at a CCC camp that later became a part of the national forest recreation system
Related
Cataloging source
VMC
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Filmed on December 4, 1990
PerformerNote
Interviewer: David Benavitch; interviewee: Edward Van Fossen
Runtime
90
Series statement
James Madison University sound archives
Series volume
no.16-10.
Technique
live action
Label
Oral history interview :, Edward Van Fossen ; interviewed by David W. Benavitch, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • STACK COPY: Text material only (papers, interviews and newspaper transcripts). Call no.: SD428.G46 H57 1991
  • Forms part of: A history and interpretive proposal for Sherando Lake Recreation Area, an oral history project. For ACCESS TO THE COMPLETE COLLECTION including original copies of all text materials and interviews conducted by David Benavitch on video and audio tapes, see Special Coll. call number SdArch nos. 16-1 through 16-13, Boxes I and II. (Videotapes and audiotapes only: Special Coll. SdArch no. 16-2 through 16-11 for the following interviewees: Larry Ballard, Karl Baumann, John A. Betterly, James Blackwell, Jack Branch, Roger Bryant, Albert Moreman, Hans Schagus, Edward Van Fossen, and Mark E. Wolfe). Videotapes only: Special Coll. SdArch no. 16-12 through 16-13 for the following interviewees: Frank Haga and Garland Priddy
Accompanying material
2 sound cassettes (ca. 110 min.) : 1 7/8 ips ; 1/8 in. + 1 transcription (12 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
41350913
Dimensions
1/2 in. +
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (ca. 110 min.)
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System details
VHS format
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)

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