The Resource Oral history interview, Isaac William Beahm ; interviewed by Charles Anibal, transcribed by Joy K. Stiles, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Isaac William Beahm ; interviewed by Charles Anibal, transcribed by Joy K. Stiles, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Isaac William Beahm ; interviewed by Charles Anibal, transcribed by Joy K. Stiles
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Interviewee
Interviewer
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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 Isaac W. Beahm, who was born in the Batman Hollow area of Page County, Virginia, on a farm that would eventually become part of Shenandoah National Park. Describes his early home life, the loss of both parents when he was six years old, and the difficulties of running a small farm at the beginning of the 20th century. Recalls his school days at the Rocky Branch School, farm chores, and various odd jobs he held, such as working at local saw mills and tanneries, as well as helping to construct Skyline Drive. Discusses family gatherings, such as apple butter boilings, hog butchering and the folk music and dancing that often ensued
  • The interview was conducted at the home of Mr. Beahm's daughter, who is not named in the interview, but whose comments are interspersed throughout. Both Mr. Beahm and his daughter mention participating in the dedication ceremonies for the park, conducted by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936. The Beahms were one of the few families to move from the area voluntarily, prior to the opening of the park
Related
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded on October 23, 1985, in Luray, 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-11.
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Oral history interview, Isaac William Beahm ; interviewed by Charles Anibal, transcribed by Joy K. Stiles, (sound recording)
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Publication
Note
  • Includes an index, or overview of the transcript
  • Mr. Beahm is identified as "Izzac" in the written transcript
Accompanying material
1 transcript (20 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Control code
269454748
Extent
1 audio file (running time: 0:36:15)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections Librarian
Other physical details
digital ; +
Publisher number
SNP011
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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