The Resource Oral history interview, Charles Ross ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Alan S. Brenner, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Charles Ross ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Alan S. Brenner, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Charles Ross ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Alan S. Brenner
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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 Charles Ross, whose father, Dr. Charles J. Ross, was one of several local physicians who served the families living in the mountains prior to the advent of Shenandoah National Park. Charles J. Ross was born in Taylor County, WV, in 1881. He received his medical degree from the Medical School of Virginia in 1905, and later studied surgery in New York City. Mr. Ross describes the primitive conditions under which his father worked, where access to many of his patients was often limited to horse trails and foot paths. Recalls several deadly outbreaks of diphtheria, tuberculosis and typhoid fever, which were common in the area, as well as the Great Influenza Epidemic of 1918-1919, which caused the deaths of millions of Americans across the country. Mr. Ross often rode along with his father during school vacations and gives his impression of the many mountain people he encountered, including many local moonshiners
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Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded on October 16, 1978 at Mr. Ross' home in Criglersville, 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-105.
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Oral history interview, Charles Ross ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Alan S. Brenner, (sound recording)
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Note
There are no background papers or stacks copies for this collection
Accompanying material
1 transcript (27 p. ; 28 cm.)
Control code
668080031
Extent
1 audio file (running time: 1:14:01)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections Librarian
Other physical details
digital ; +
Publisher number
SNP105
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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