The Resource Oral history interview, Edward D. Freeland ; interviewed by Darwin Lambert, transcribed by Chelsea Gutshall, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Edward D. Freeland ; interviewed by Darwin Lambert, transcribed by Chelsea Gutshall, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Edward D. Freeland ; interviewed by Darwin Lambert, transcribed by Chelsea Gutshall
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Interviewee
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Transcriber
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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 Edward D. Freeland, Superintendent of Shenandoah National Park from 1942 to 1950. Mr. Freeland describes conditions at the park at the beginning of World War II. With the onset of the war, the federal government ended the Civilian Conservation Corps project, (CCC), the single largest source of labor for the National Park Service, as most CCC personnel went into the armed services. The CCC laborers were eventually replaced by men from the Civilian Public Service, (CPS), the national program through which conscientious objectors could perform their national service. Gas rationing and travel restrictions greatly reduced the number of visitors to the park during the war years
  • Discusses the controversy surrounding post-war racial integration of the park, the creation and expansion of Skyline Drive and the Appalachian trail, living conditions among the local mountain people prior to the establishment of the park and the activities of local moonshiners. Numerous individuals associated with Shenandoah National Park, the National Park Service and the Virginia Sky-Line Company are mentioned throughout the interview
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Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded on May 14, 1978, at the Mimslyn Hotel in Luray, 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-14.
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Oral history interview, Edward D. Freeland ; interviewed by Darwin Lambert, transcribed by Chelsea Gutshall, (sound recording)
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Publication
Accompanying material
1 transcript (18 p. ; 28 cm.)
Control code
310959387
Extent
1 audio file (running time: 1:08:34)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections Librarian
Other physical details
digital ; +
Publisher number
SNP014
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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