The Resource Oral history interview, Inez Graybeal Roop ; interviewed by Steve Smith and transcribed by Elaine Smith, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Inez Graybeal Roop ; interviewed by Steve Smith and transcribed by Elaine Smith, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Inez Graybeal Roop ; interviewed by Steve Smith and transcribed by Elaine Smith
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Records the reminiscences of Inez G. Roop, a graduate of Harrisonburg State Teachers College, (which became Madison College, and later, James Madison University), Class of 1935. Discusses student life on campus and economic conditions in Virginia during the early years of the Great Depression. Describes Sunday dinners at Hillcrest House as a guest of the family of Dr. Samuel Duke, the college's second president. Recalls studying music under Edna Shaefer and history under Raymond Dingledine. Includes recollections of campus life including dress codes, house mothers, demerits, dating rules, and permission slips for riding with men in cars. Also describes college institutions such as May Day, Class Days, the Glee Club, the big sister system, and the college newspaper, The Breeze. Mrs. Roop and her husband, Ralph Roop, (who joins the interview briefly), have been long-time donors to James Madison University and Mr. Roop's alma mater, Virginia Tech. Both discuss their impressions of Dr. Duke's three successors; G. Tyler Miller, Ronald Carrier, and Linwood Rose
Related
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded September 28, 2004
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
interviews
Series statement
James Madison University sound archives
Series volume
no. 28-5.
Label
Oral history interview, Inez Graybeal Roop ; interviewed by Steve Smith and transcribed by Elaine Smith, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Complete transcription of tapes available, including a draft transcript with handwritten revisions by Mrs. Roop
  • Forms part of JMU centennial voices, no. 2, an oral history project. For ACCESS TO THE COMPLETE COLLECTION including tapes and printed materials, see Special Coll. number SdArch nos. 28-1 through 28-5. (Tapes only: Oral history interview [sound recording] / Harry Denis Hoover (SdArch no. 28-1.) Special Coll. Oral history interview [sound recording] / Dolores P. Lescure (SdArch no. 28-2). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Louise F. Baker (SdArch no. 28-3). Oral history interview [sound recording] / John Grace (SdArch no. 28-4)
Accompanying material
1 transcript (20 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
137239904
Dimensions
1/8 in. +
Dimensions
3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
Extent
1 sound cassette (ca. 60 min.)
Groove width / pitch
unknown
Other physical details
1 7/8 ips
Specific material designation
sound cassette
Speed
1 7/8 ips (tapes)
Tape configuration
unknown
Tape width
1/8 in.

Library Locations

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