The Resource Oral history interview, David M. Taylor ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Mara Meisel and Rebecca Popp, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, David M. Taylor ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Mara Meisel and Rebecca Popp, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
David M. Taylor ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Mara Meisel and Rebecca Popp
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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 a group interview with David M. Taylor, who lived in an area known as Joliet Hollow, in Page County, Virginia, until his family was moved to a resettlement area in nearby Ida, Virginia with the opening of the park in the early 1930s. Describes daily life in the mountains, touching on the work of growing and preserving food, herbal remedies, etc., as well as how his family and neighboring mountain families adjusted to their new lives in the Ida Valley
  • Mr. Taylor recalls his conversations with local entrepreneur George Freeman Pollock, owner of Skyland resort and an early promoter of the plans to create Shenandoah National Park
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Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded on October 26, 1977 at Mr. Taylor's home in Page County, 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-121.
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Oral history interview, David M. Taylor ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Mara Meisel and Rebecca Popp, (sound recording)
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Publication
Note
There are no background papers or stacks copies for this collection
Accompanying material
1 transcript (19 p. ; 28 cm.)
Control code
709580876
Extent
1 audio file (running time: 0:51:44)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections Librarian
Other physical details
digital ; +
Publisher number
SNP121
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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