The Resource Oral history interview, Charles H. Estes ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Victoria M. Edwards, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Charles H. Estes ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Victoria M. Edwards, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Charles H. Estes ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Victoria M. Edwards
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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 the reminiscences of Charles Estes, who owned a sawmill and several other businesses near Piney River, in Rappahannock County, Virgina, in the 1920s and 30s. Describes the everyday lives of the mountain people who lived around Piney River, popular community gatherings such as hog and beef butchering and apple butter boiling parties, as well as courting, wedding and funeral rituals. Includes references to the gardens and livestock raised by the mountain people, their methods of food preservation and popular holiday traditions. Discusses the various means available for earning money, such as bark peeling, barrel stave making, apple picking and moonshining
  • Includes anecdotes regarding Virginia governor Harry Byrd and local entrepreneur George Pollock, owner of Skyland resort. A woman identified only as Mrs. Estes provides an extensive description of many common herbal remedies employed by the mountain people, as well as additional commentary throughout
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Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded on May 10, 1978
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-46.
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Oral history interview, Charles H. Estes ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Victoria M. Edwards, (sound recording)
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Publication
Accompanying material
1 transcript (43 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Control code
378505882
Extent
1 audio file (running time: 1:10:53)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections Librarian
Other physical details
digital ; +
Publisher number
SNP046
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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