The Resource Oral history interview, Elzie Cave ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Elzie Cave ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Elzie Cave ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Interviewer
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 the reminiscences of Mr. and Mrs. Elzie Cave, who were born and raised in Dark Hollow, Virginia prior to the establishment of Shenandoah National Park in 1934. Mrs. Cave's full name is not given in the course of the interview, but an accompanying typed manuscript gives her name as Lula Breeden Cave. Describes their early home and family lives, schooling, marriage, holidays and community events. Among the topics discussed are farming, raising of livestock, local wildlife and the bark peeling industry. Includes references to Civil War ancestors, wakes and funerals, herbal remedies and the weather extremes of drought and record snows in the 1920s and 30s
Related
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded on May 5, 1978, in Kite Hollow, 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-22.
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Oral history interview, Elzie Cave ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, (sound recording)
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Publication
Accompanying material
1 transcript (41 leaves ; 28 cm.) + 1 manuscript (6 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Control code
311864361
Extent
1 audio file (running time: 1:19:02)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections Librarian
Other physical details
digital ; +
Publisher number
SNP022
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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