The Resource Oral history interview, Jacob Kagey ; interviewed by Dominic Pisciotta, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Jacob Kagey ; interviewed by Dominic Pisciotta, (sound recording)

Oral history interview
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Jacob Kagey ; interviewed by Dominic Pisciotta
Title variation
The George Washington National Forest/(Eastern) American Wilderness Movement oral history project
  • These interviews record the recollections of Mr. Jacob Kagey, retired cabinetmaker and naturalist/flora expert, one of two individuals interviewed for an oral history project, the purpose of which was to "make an historical record of the diverse biology of the George Washington National Forest and the efforts to preserve . . . [its] forest and wilderness areas."
  • Records Mr. Kagey's interests and vast knowledge of George Washington National Forest flora including information, some previously undocumented, on native, prolific and rare plants: Mentions early interest in trees and flowers, hiking partners and the Appalachian Trail Club. Describes in detail various flora and their locations in the area, primarily in Rockingham and Augusta Counties. Specifically mentions various species of orchids, ferns, lady slippers, trillium, shale barren plants, star flowers and oak trees. Talks about approach to finding plants, contacts with other local experts/botanists and discoveries which have been recorded in "The atlas of the Virginia flora." Mentions invasive plants and other environmental factors impacting flora
Accompanying matter
  • bibliography
  • biography of composer or author
  • historical information
  • other
Cataloging source
Date time place
Recorded at the home of Mr. Jacob Kagey of Bridgewater, Va. on Sept. 16 and Sept. 22, 1994
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
Series statement
James Madison University sound archives
Series volume
no. 6-2a - 6-2c.
Oral history interview, Jacob Kagey ; interviewed by Dominic Pisciotta, (sound recording)
  • "Sponsored . . . by a grant from the U.S. Forest Service."
  • Complete transcriptions of tapes available
  • [Five] topographic maps mentioned are shelved in Special Collections map cabinet
  • Letter to interviewee and interview summary (2 leaves) also available with tapes and full transcriptions of interviews
  • Forms part of the oral history project on George Washington National Forest flora and the American wilderness movement. For background information, see the "Oral histories of Ernie Dickerman and Jacob Kagey statement of purpose paper (OCLC record #33927036). For details on the other interview, also conducted by Dominic Pisciotta, see the following: Oral history interview [sound recording] / Ernie Dickerman (OCLC record #33999417)
Accompanying material
2 transcriptions (16 and 22 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Configuration of playback channels
Control code
1/8 in.
3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
3 sound cassettes (ca. 180 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Other physical details
1 7/8 ips
Specific material designation
sound cassette
1 7/8 ips (tapes)
Tape configuration
quarter 4 track
Tape width
1/8 in.

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