The Resource Oral history interview, John A. Grace ; interviewed by Lisa Riley, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, John A. Grace ; interviewed by Lisa Riley, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
John A. Grace ; interviewed by Lisa Riley
Creator
Interviewee
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Records the reminiscences of Father John A. Grace, who served as Catholic Campus Minister at James Madison University from 1989 to 2005. Recalls his arrival at JMU as successor to Fr. William LaFratta and the warm welcome he received at the other campus ministries. Discusses the challenges of holding masses at such public venues as the Grafton-Stovall Theater and the Festival Ballroom. Details his decision to launch the first Alternative Spring Break (ASB) at JMU in 1990 and the subsequent success of the program in recent years. The ASB program has re-built housing in disaster areas in Latin America and the US and has sponsored the creation of a village bank in Guatemala. Describes his teaching experiences at JMU, his role as advisor to the Theta Chi fraternity, and his response to the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Closes with his reflections on retiring from the CCM after sixteen years
Related
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded on June 6, 2005
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. 28-4.
Label
Oral history interview, John A. Grace ; interviewed by Lisa Riley, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Complete transcription of tapes available
  • 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: Special Coll. Oral history interview [sound recording] / Harry Denis Hoover (SdArch no. 28-1). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Dolores Lescure Phelan (SdArch no. 28-2). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Louise Fontaine Baker (SdArch no. 28-3). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Inez Roop (SdArch no. 28-5.)
Accompanying material
1 transcript (18 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
137238988
Dimensions
1/8 in. +
Dimensions
3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
Extent
1 sound cassette (ca. 45 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.

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