The Resource Oral history interview, Everett Breeden ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Sharon G. Marston, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Everett Breeden ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Sharon G. Marston, (sound recording)

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Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Everett Breeden ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Sharon G. Marston
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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 Everett Breeden, who grew up on Tanners Ridge, in Page County, Virginia prior to the establishment of Shenandoah National Park in 1934. Also contributing to the interview is Mr. Breeden's wife, whose first name is not mentioned. Mrs. Breeden gives her maiden name as Thomas, and identifies her father as William Henry Thomas, also of Page County. Based on this information, she is believed to be Junie Catherine Breeden
  • Together, they describe their early home and family lives, schooling, holidays and community events. Among the topics discussed are the growing, harvesting and preserving of food, soap making, folk medicine and wild game hunting. Includes references to the local Civilian Conservation Corps camp, burial rites, and midwives. Mr. Breeden worked on the construction of Camp Hoover, also known as Rapidan Camp, which was the first presidential retreat. President Herbert Hoover commissioned the construction of the facility in 1929, which he later donated to Shenandoah National Park
  • Mr. Breeden recounts meeting and speaking with the president on several occasions at the retreat, which Mr. Hoover referred to as his "Summer White House"
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Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded on November 14, 1978, near Tanners Ridge, 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-16.
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Oral history interview, Everett Breeden ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Sharon G. Marston, (sound recording)
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Accompanying material
1 transcript (39 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Control code
298559144
Extent
1 audio file (running time: 1:10:11)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections Librarian
Other physical details
digital ; +
Publisher number
SNP016
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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