The Resource Oral history interview, Bernice Shifflett ; interviewed by Amanda Moody, transcribed by Tiffany Cole, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Bernice Shifflett ; interviewed by Amanda Moody, transcribed by Tiffany Cole, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Bernice Shifflett ; interviewed by Amanda Moody, transcribed by Tiffany Cole
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Contributor
Interviewee
Interviewer
Transcriber
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Shenandoah National Park oral history collection, SdArch SNP, (SC# 4030), consists of 135 interviews of people who were living in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia prior to the creation of the Shenandoah National Park. Most of the interviewees resided on land that was claimed by eminent domain by the commonwealth of Virginia and subsequently turned over to the US government in the 1930s. For a description of the entire collection see the Finding Aid
  • Records an interview with Bernice Shifflett, (née Shifflett), who lived near Swift Run Gap, in Greene County, Virginia, within the future boundaries of Shenandoah National Park. Describes daily life in the mountains, touching on the work of growing and preserving food, raising livestock, holidays, funerals, chestnut harvests, bark peeling, and other local economic activities. Recalls some of the more definitive events occurring in the region, such as the devastating chestnut blight of the 1920s, the construction of Skyline Drive and a famous, local double murder. Mrs. Shifflett also describes the resettlement experiences of her family and her neighbors after the park took possession of their mountain properties
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Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded on August 29, 1978, at Mrs. Shifflett's home in Charlottesville, Va
Form of composition
unknown
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
interviews
Music parts
not applicable
Series statement
James Madison University sound archives
Series volume
SNP-111.
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Oral history interview, Bernice Shifflett ; interviewed by Amanda Moody, transcribed by Tiffany Cole, (sound recording)
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Publication
Note
There are no background papers or stacks copies for this collection
Accompanying material
1 transcript (83 p. ; 28 cm.)
Control code
670717881
Extent
1 audio file (running time: 2:13:31)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections Librarian
Other physical details
digital ; +
Publisher number
SNP111
Terms governing use
Reproduction for publication, exhibition, web display or commercial use is only permissible with the consent of James Madison University's Libraries & Educational Technologies' Special Collections (540) 568-3612, library-special@jmu.edu.

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