The Resource Oral history interview, Hazel Meadows ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Peggy C. Bradley, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Hazel Meadows ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Peggy C. Bradley, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Hazel Meadows ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Peggy C. Bradley
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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. The people interviewed resided on what became federal property by eminent domain and who were subsequently evicted from their homes by the US government when the park was dedicated in 1934. For a description of the entire collection see the Finding Aid
  • Records an interview with Hazel Meadows, (née Colvin), and her friend Alice Long Brien, who lived near Big Meadows, in Page County, Virginia, prior to the advent of Shenandoah National Park. Describes daily life in the mountains, including local agriculture, livestock and food preservation, as well as important cash crops, such as apples and chestnuts, as well as nearby moonshiners. Recalls the traditional remedies used for common ailments and injuries, and community events, including hog butchering and apple butter boilings
  • Includes an anecdote describing a visit by First Lady Lou Henry Hoover to Mrs. Meadows' mother, when Mrs. Hoover purchased several hand made rugs for the nearby presidential retreat, Camp Hoover
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Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded on April 5, 1979
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-91.
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Oral history interview, Hazel Meadows ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Peggy C. Bradley, (sound recording)
Link
Publication
Accompanying material
1 transcript (59 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Control code
460949921
Extent
1 audio file (ca. 76 min.)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections Librarian
Other physical details
digital ; +
Publisher number
SNP091
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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