The Resource Oral history interview :, Larry Ballard ; interviewed by David W. Benavitch, (videorecording)

Oral history interview :, Larry Ballard ; interviewed by David W. Benavitch, (videorecording)

Label
Oral history interview :
Title
Oral history interview :
Statement of responsibility
Larry Ballard ; interviewed by David W. Benavitch
Title variation
Oral history interview with Larry Ballard
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Records the recollections of Larry Ballard, a Civilian Conservation Corps enrollee at Camp 8, Lyndhurst/Sherando Lake, Va. during the Camp's first year (1933-34). Describes Depression era situation, the CCC selection process at Hopewell, Va., his home town; experiences with the Army at Fort Monroe and the formation of the 351st Company (170 men). Mentions early days at the camp site: constructing buildings and creating/clearing roads; i.e., clearing brush and hauling rocks. Talks about experiences learning a trade as a stone mason; his responsibilities as a squad leader in charge of twelve men (as part of the headquarters group); duties running the canteen, and working in the supply room. Talks about food, living conditions (before and after water and electricity); entertainment (minstrel shows); involvement with newspaper writing and the Camp "Spring Owl Newspaper." Reminisces about military and Forest Service personnel, CCC friends, and relations with local town (Waynesboro) residents. In general, records his experiences and impressions of thirteen months as a CCC participant at a camp which became a part of the national forest recreation system
Related
Cataloging source
VMC
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Filmed on January 23, 1991
PerformerNote
Interviewer: David Benavitch; interviewee: Larry Ballard
Runtime
90
Series statement
James Madison University sound archives
Series volume
no.16-2.
Technique
live action
Label
Oral history interview :, Larry Ballard ; interviewed by David W. Benavitch, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • STACK COPY: Text material only (paper, 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 material 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 no. 16-11 for the following interviewees: Larry Ballard, Karl Baumann, John A. Betterly, James Blackwell, Jack Branch, Roger Bryant, Albert Moreman, Hans Schagus, Edward VanFossen, 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. 100 min.) : 1 7/8 ips ; 1/8 in. + 1 transcription (30 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
41318380
Dimensions
1/2 in. +
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (ca. 100 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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