The Resource Oral history interview, Edward S. Nicholson ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith and Robin Minter, transcribed by Sharon G. Marston, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Edward S. Nicholson ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith and Robin Minter, transcribed by Sharon G. Marston, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Edward S. Nicholson ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith and Robin Minter, transcribed by Sharon G. Marston
Creator
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 Edward Nicholson, who lived in the mountains of Madison County, Virginia until the establishment of Shenandoah National Park. Describes daily life in the mountains, the means of growing and preserving food and other aspects of the local economy. Discusses popular pastimes, herbal remedies, holidays, courtship, and the moonshine trade. Also discusses his memories of local entrepreneur, George Freeman Pollock, owner of Skyland resort
  • Mr. Nicholson's wife, Nellie, (née Dodson), is also present for the interview and contributes throughout
Related
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded on April 19, 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-99.
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Oral history interview, Edward S. Nicholson ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith and Robin Minter, transcribed by Sharon G. Marston, (sound recording)
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Publication
Accompanying material
2 condensed transcripts (6 leaves ea. ; 28 cm.)
Control code
500905560
Extent
1 audio file (ca. 94 min.)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections Librarian
Other physical details
digital ; +
Publisher number
SNP099
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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