The Resource Oral history interview, Delmar Weaver, MD ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Janna W. Zirkle, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Delmar Weaver, MD ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Janna W. Zirkle, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Delmar Weaver, MD ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Janna W. Zirkle
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Contributor
Interviewer
Transcriber
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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 Dr. Delmar Weaver, who served the mountain families near Madison and Stanardsville, Virginia, in the early 1930s. Describes the more common ailments and injuries associated with the mountain people, such as pneumonia, rickets and diphtheria, as well as less common diseases such as polio and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Recalls the great lengths to which he and other local doctors went to reach and treat their patients, often for very little pay. Doctor Weaver describes some of the eight murder victims he encountered during the two and a half years he practiced in the region
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Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded on December 12, 1977, in Culpeper, Virginia
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-129.
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Oral history interview, Delmar Weaver, MD ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Janna W. Zirkle, (sound recording)
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Publication
Note
There are no background papers or stacks copies for this collection
Accompanying material
1 transcript (20 p. ; 28 cm.)
Control code
740489165
Extent
1 audio file (running time: 01:16:31)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections Librarian
Other physical details
digital +
Publisher number
SNP129
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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