The Resource Oral history interview, E.P. and Maude Shifflet ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Peggy C. Bradley, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, E.P. and Maude Shifflet ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Peggy C. Bradley, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
E.P. and Maude Shifflet ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Peggy C. Bradley
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Interviewee
Interviewer
Transcriber
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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 E.P. Shifflet and his wife, Maude, (née Morris), who lived in Bacon Hollow, within the future boundaries of Shenandoah National Park. Describes daily life in the mountains, touching on the work of growing and preserving food, herbal remedies, courtship, and funeral rituals, as well as holiday celebrations. The Shifflets also recall several individuals who were killed in Bacon Hollow, usually as a result of feuds between rival moonshiners. An addendum to the interview transcript, provided by Dorothy Smith, documents several homicides and trials of Bacon Hollow residents from the early part of the century
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Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded on July 30, 1979 at the Shifflet's home in Greene 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-110.
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Oral history interview, E.P. and Maude Shifflet ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Peggy C. Bradley, (sound recording)
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Note
There are no background papers or stacks copies for this collection
Accompanying material
1 transcript (65 leaves ; 28 cm.) + 1 addendum (2 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Control code
670251168
Extent
1 audio file (running time: 1:22:47)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections Librarian
Other physical details
digital ; +
Publisher number
SNP110
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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