The Resource Oral history interview, Harold Garrison ; transcribed by Rebecca Popp, Erin Stevenson, and Heather Browne, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Harold Garrison ; transcribed by Rebecca Popp, Erin Stevenson, and Heather Browne, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Harold Garrison ; transcribed by Rebecca Popp, Erin Stevenson, and Heather Browne
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
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 the reminiscences of Harold Garrison, who lived near Browns Gap, in what would become the Southern Section of Shenandoah National Park. Describes daily life in the mountains, including local agriculture, livestock production and food preservation, courting rituals and folk music. Discusses the importance of seasonal harvests, including chestnuts, ginseng and tan bark, to the local economy. Includes comments on moonshining, local murders and a 1954 plane crash on nearby Calf Mountain
  • The second half of the interview takes place in a "Park Service" vehicle as the two interviewers drive Mr. Garrison through the Browns Gap and Browns Cove areas of the park as he identifies local landmarks and home sites
  • The primary interviewer identifies herself as Janice Erkel, however there is no written documentation on the exact spelling of her name. The other interviewer is identified only as "Tim," and as the driver of the vehicle, is presumably affiliated with Shenandoah National Park
Related
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded on October 9, 1980
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-54.
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Oral history interview, Harold Garrison ; transcribed by Rebecca Popp, Erin Stevenson, and Heather Browne, (sound recording)
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Publication
Accompanying material
1 transcript (61 p. ; 28 cm.)
Control code
420229887
Extent
1 audio file (running time:3:08:32)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections Librarian
Other physical details
digital ; +
Publisher number
SNP054
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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