The Resource Oral history interview, Janet Smith ; interviewed by Susan E. Dawson, transcribed by Elaine Smith, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Janet Smith ; interviewed by Susan E. Dawson, transcribed by Elaine Smith, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Janet Smith ; interviewed by Susan E. Dawson, transcribed by Elaine Smith
Title variation
James Madison University
Title variation remainder
an environmental history
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Forms part of: James Madison University: an environmental history, an oral history project. For ACCESS TO THE COMPLETE COLLECTION including tapes, original copies of all text material and interviews conducted by Susan E. Dawson, see Special Coll. call number SdArch nos. 27-1 through 27-6. (Tapes only: Special Coll. Oral history interview [sound recording] / Mary Spitzer Etter (SdArch no.27-3). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Bruce Clemens (SdArch no.27-4). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Chip Horton (SdArch no.27-5). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Ronald E. Carrier (SdArch no.27-6)
  • Records the recollections of Janet Smith, a public relations specialist for James Madison University and a JMU alumna from the class of 1981. Recalls her freshman class as the first to attend JMU after its name change from Madison University in 1977. Describes the physical layout of the campus at that time, including the Quad, Newman Lake, and popular student haunts. Remarks on the number of new buildings erected on the campus over the years, as well as the importance of retaining green spaces. Comments on the increase in vehicular traffic at JMU and the hazards it presents to bicyclists and pedestrians. Recalls popular ledgends of ghosts inhabiting the pedestrian tunnels running beneath the Quad. Remarks on the role played by collegiate sports at JMU and mentions several student athletes who went on to play for professional teams. Predicts that JMU will continute to balance the infrastructrual requirements of its expanding student body against the human need for natural and green spaces
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded at James Madison University Office of Media Services on May 31, 2000. Transcribed in January, 2004
Form of composition
other
Format of music
not applicable
Series statement
  • James Madison University sound archives
  • Burruss research grant in JMU history.
Series volume
no. 27-2.
Label
Oral history interview, Janet Smith ; interviewed by Susan E. Dawson, transcribed by Elaine Smith, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Complete transcription of tape available
  • "A Burruss Research Project paid [for] by endowment funds."
  • STACK COPY: Text material only (background paper, interviews, and supplemental documentation). Call no. : LD3141.M56652 D39 2000
Accompanying material
1 transcription (7 p.
Bibliography note
Research paper includes bibliographical references and "oral history index."
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
63107698
Dimensions
  • 1/8 in. +
  • 29 cm.)
Dimensions
3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
Extent
1 sound cassette (ca. 25 min.)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections Librarian
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Other physical details
1 7/8 ips
Specific material designation
sound cassette
Speed
1 7/8 ips (tapes)
Tape configuration
quarter 4 track
Tape width
1/8 in.

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