The Resource Oral history interview, Bruce Clemens ; interviewed by Susan E. Dawson, transcribed by Elaine Smith, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Bruce Clemens ; interviewed by Susan E. Dawson, transcribed by Elaine Smith, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Clemens ; interviewed by Susan E. Dawson, transcribed by Elaine Smith
Title variation
James Madison University
Title variation remainder
an environmental history
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Forms part of: James Madison University: an environmental history, an oral history project. For ACCESS TO THE COMPLETE COLLECTION including tapes, original copies of all text material and interviews conducted by Susan E. Dawson, see Special Coll. call number SdArch nos. 27-1 through 27-6. (Tapes only: Special Coll. Oral history interview [sound recording] / Janet Smith (SdArch no.27-2). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Mary Spitzer Etter (SdArch no.27-3). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Chip Horton (SdArch no.27-5). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Ronald E. Carrier (SdArch no.27-6)
  • Records the views and opinions of Bruce Clemens, an environmental engineer and JMU faculty member. Briefly describes the curriculum of the Environmental Sustainability course he designed and teaches at JMU. Recounts his experience as an environmental engineer in South America for ten years. Compares the landscape environments of JMU and other institutions he has attended. Recalls his personal and political views on environmental activism, such as encouraging JMU students to register to vote in Harrisonburg elections and the subsequent ouster of three incumbents who supported the creation of a controversial golf course. Also recounts an act of civil disobedience, or "guerilla action", in which he and several students planted a dogwood tree, without permission, on the newly completed CISAT campus. Recalls his efforts to have bicycle racks installed on that campus and his promotion of cycling to relieve auto congestion and pollution. Describes his interests in environmental factors affecting JMU and the greater Harrisonburg region, such as campus recycling policies, rainwater runoff management, emissions from the CISAT incinerator, and air quality issues arising from Harrisonburg's feed and poultry industries. Closes with a discussion on the economic and environmental impact of Latino immigration to Harrisonburg and his desire to organize poultry workers in the region
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded at Dr. Clemens' office at James Madison University on June 26, 2000. Transcribed in April, 2004
Form of composition
other
Format of music
not applicable
Series statement
  • James Madison University sound archives
  • Burruss research grant in JMU history.
Series volume
no. 27-4.
Label
Oral history interview, Bruce Clemens ; interviewed by Susan E. Dawson, transcribed by Elaine Smith, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Complete transcription of tape available
  • "A Burruss Research Project paid [for] by endowment funds."
  • STACK COPY: Text material only (background paper, interviews, and supplemental documentation). Call no. : LD3141.M56652 D39 2000
Accompanying material
1 transcription (10 p.
Bibliography note
Research paper includes bibliographical references and "oral history index."
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
63107752
Dimensions
  • 1/8 in. +
  • 29 cm.)
Dimensions
3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
Extent
1 sound cassette (ca. 45 min.)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections Librarian
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Other physical details
1 7/8 ips
Specific material designation
sound cassette
Speed
1 7/8 ips (tapes)
Tape configuration
quarter 4 track
Tape width
1/8 in.

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