The Resource Oral history interview :, Mark E. Wolfe ; interviewed by David W. Benavitch, (videorecording)

Oral history interview :, Mark E. Wolfe ; interviewed by David W. Benavitch, (videorecording)

Label
Oral history interview :
Title
Oral history interview :
Statement of responsibility
Mark E. Wolfe ; interviewed by David W. Benavitch
Title variation
Oral history interview with Mark E. Wolfe
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Records the recollections of Rev. Mark E. Wolfe, a World War II conscientious objector who was assigned to CPS (Civilian Public Service) Camp 29, Lyndhurst/Sherando Lake, Va. from 1942-44. Describes process used by the draft to assign conscientious objector status. Recalls transport to the Camp and checking in process. Talks about Park officers and Church of the Brethren employees that ran the Camp; and general make-up of the Camp according to various religious groups (Brethren, Methodists, Jehovah's Witnesses, Holiness groups, Catholics). Describes a typical day (roll call, work assignment -- usually on the Parkway or at local farms, lunch and return); forest fire service; time-off; ecumenical church services at the local Mennonite Church; and experiences preaching which eventually led to his being licensed as a preacher for his home congregation following the War. Mentions food and the cooking school for training in quantity cooking; also payment allowances (none from the government; around $3.00 - $3.50 per month from the Brethren Church). Talks about various people he met at the Camp including an organ builder who built an organ for the church, an organist, and wood carvers; also his future wife. Mentions rules, regulations and discipline requirements, incl. sign-out/sign-in reporting. Recalls how the whole camp was moved to Bedford, Pa., in anticipation of the Camp being turned into a POW facility. In general, reminisces about experiences as a conscientious objector during World War II
Related
Cataloging source
VMC
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Filmed on April 26, 1991
PerformerNote
Interviewer: David Benavitch; interviewee: Mark E. Wolfe
Runtime
70
Series statement
James Madison University sound archives
Series volume
no.16-11.
Technique
live action
Label
Oral history interview :, Mark E. Wolfe ; 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. 100 min.) : 1 7/8 ips ; 1/8 in. + 1 transcription (10 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
41351768
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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