The Resource Oral history interview, Charles Wagner ; interviewed by Norman Taylor, transcribed by Joy K. Stiles, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Charles Wagner ; interviewed by Norman Taylor, transcribed by Joy K. Stiles, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Charles Wagner ; interviewed by Norman Taylor, transcribed by Joy K. Stiles
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Interviewee
Interviewer
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Shenandoah National Park oral history collection, SC# 4030, (SdArch SNP), 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. The people interviewed resided on what became federal property by eminent domain and who were subsequently evicted from their homes by the US government when the park was dedicated in 1934. For a description of the entire collection see the Finding Aid
  • Records an interview with Charles Wagner, who came to the Shenandoah Valley in 1935, after enlisting in the Civilian Conservation Corps, (CCC), and was stationed near Luray, Virginia. Describes his career in the CCC, working as a laborer, cook, truck driver and eventually being promoted to First Sergeant. Mr. Wagner describes the hierarchy of the CCC camps, the command structure and the types of work performed by the enrollees. Detailed accounts of everyday life in the camps, from the living and working conditions to the educational and recreational opportunities are given
  • Mr. Wagner also relates his first-hand experiences with local entrepreneur George Freeman Pollock, owner of nearby Skyland resort, who was a major influence in the establishment of Shenandoah National Park
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Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded on August 28, 1991
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-125.
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Oral history interview, Charles Wagner ; interviewed by Norman Taylor, transcribed by Joy K. Stiles, (sound recording)
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Publication
Note
  • There are no background papers or stacks copies for this collection
  • There is no audio recording of this interview
Control code
715318786
Extent
1 transcript (20 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections Librarian
Publisher number
SNP125
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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