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

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

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Herman Mace ; 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. 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 Herman Mace, who lived along Madison Run, near the town of Grottoes, in Rockingham County, Virginia. Describes daily life in the mountains, the means of growing and preserving food and other aspects of the local economy, such as chestnut and ginseng harvesting, bark peeling and moonshine
  • The Mace family also derived additional income from a mineral spring located on their property. Bottled water from this spring was shipped as far away as Philadelphia and Washington, DC, until the family was removed from the land to make way for the park. A brief chemical analysis of the water follows the end of the interview
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Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded on March 28, 1978
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-86.
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Oral history interview, Herman Mace ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Peggy C. Bradley, (sound recording)
Link
Publication
Accompanying material
1 transcript (22 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Control code
449201334
Extent
1 audio file (running time: 0:34:01)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections Librarian
Other physical details
digital ; +
Publisher number
SNP086
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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