The Resource Oral history interview, Delie May Crider ; interviewed and transcribed by Carol Maureen DeHart, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Delie May Crider ; interviewed and transcribed by Carol Maureen DeHart, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Delie May Crider ; interviewed and transcribed by Carol Maureen DeHart
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Records the reminiscences of Delie May Crider, a resident of Criders, Virginia, for over eighty years. Recalls her youth and family life growing up on a small farm. Describes her father's work on the farm and in the local tree bark industry. Briefly mentions her extended family members in the May, Crider, and Dove families. Discusses the variety of farm chores and other harvesting activities, including berry picking, "hunting" mushrooms, and chestnut gathering, performed by herself and her siblings. Describes food preservation techniques, such as drying and canning, that were common in the days before rural electrification. Recalls the one-room schoolhouse attended local children, including those from nearby West Virginia. Talks of childhood games and of community activities such as apple peelings and bean stringings. Describes the local variation of the shivaree, known as "belling." Recalls the arrival of the first automobiles in the region, road conditions, and the hazards facing early motorists. Closes with her recollections of her late husband, Ben Crider
Related
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded at Mrs. Crider's home in Criders, Va., on May 23, 2001
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
interviews
Series statement
James Madison University sound archives
Series volume
no. 26-2.
Label
Oral history interview, Delie May Crider ; interviewed and transcribed by Carol Maureen DeHart, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Complete transcription of tape available in Special Collections
  • STACK COPY: Transcripts and accompanying text only. There is no background paper for this oral history project. Call no. : F232.R7 F33 2001
  • Forms part of the Fading rural lifeways in the Bergton/Criders area of Rockingham County oral history project. FOR ACCESS TO THE COMPLETE COLLECTION, including tapes, original copies of all text material and interviews conducted by Carol DeHart, see Special Coll. call number SdArch nos. 26-1 through 26-4. (Tapes only: Special Coll. Oral history interview [sound recording] / Linford K. Gehman (SdArch no. 26-1). (Tapes only: Special Coll. Oral history interview [sound recording] / Ogretta and Bobby Turner (SdArch no. 26-3). (Tapes only: Special Coll. Oral history interview [sound recording] / Winford Neff (SdArch no. 26-4)
Accompanying material
1 transcript (30 leaves ; 28 cm.) + 6 photgraphs.
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
61170229
Dimensions
1/8 in. +
Dimensions
3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
Extent
1 sound cassette (ca. 75 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Other physical details
1 7/8 ips.
Ownership
Burruss local history grant.
Specific material designation
sound cassette
Speed
1 7/8 ips (tapes)
Tape configuration
unknown
Tape width
1/8 in.

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