The Resource Oral history interview, Carl and Gertrude Shifflett ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Mara Meisel and Victoria M. Edwards, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Carl and Gertrude Shifflett ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Mara Meisel and Victoria M. Edwards, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Carl and Gertrude Shifflett ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Mara Meisel and Victoria M. Edwards
Creator
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 Carl Shifflett and his wife, Gertrude, (née Shifflett), who discuss their memories of the people who lived within the future boundaries of Shenandoah National Park. Describes daily life in the mountains, touching on the work of growing and preserving food, herbal remedies, courtship, and funeral rituals, as well as holiday celebrations
Related
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded on August 22, 1977 at the Shifflett's home
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-112.
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Oral history interview, Carl and Gertrude Shifflett ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Mara Meisel and Victoria M. Edwards, (sound recording)
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Publication
Note
There are no background papers or stacks copies for this collection
Accompanying material
1 transcript (32 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Control code
671644470
Extent
1 audio file (running time: 1:19:43)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections Librarian
Other physical details
digital ; +
Publisher number
SNP112
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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