The Resource Oral history interview, Davis Twyman ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Joy K. Stiles, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Davis Twyman ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Joy K. Stiles, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Davis Twyman ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Joy K. Stiles
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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 an interview with Davis Twyman, who lived for more than eighty years in Syria, Va., in Madison County, at the eastern edge of Shenandoah National Park. The Twyman family owned a general store and grist mill in Syria, and Mr. Twyman recalls his interactions with the mountain people before and after the founding of the park. Discusses the limited economic opportunities available to the mountain people, such as the chestnut harvests, bark peeling, truck farming and moon-shining
  • Recalls the establishment of the presidential retreat known as Camp Hoover, in 1928, and the impact that President Hoover and his wife had on the local community
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Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded on November 21, 1977
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-124.
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Oral history interview, Davis Twyman ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Joy K. Stiles, (sound recording)
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Publication
Note
There are no background papers or stacks copies for this collection
Accompanying material
1 transcript (35 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Control code
712648951
Extent
1 audio file (running time: 0:57:13)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections Librarian
Other physical details
digital ; +
Publisher number
SNP124
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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