The Resource Oral history interview, John Bradley ; interviewed by Smith, Dorothy Noble, transcribed by D. P. Hammond, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, John Bradley ; interviewed by Smith, Dorothy Noble, transcribed by D. P. Hammond, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
John Bradley ; interviewed by Smith, Dorothy Noble, transcribed by D. P. Hammond
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Contributor
Interviewee
Interviewer
Transcriber
Subject
Genre
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 John Bradley, who grew up near the Jewell Hollow area of what would become Shenandoah National Park. Describes home and family life, daily chores, schooling, holidays and community events. Among the topics discussed are the growing, harvesting and preserving of food, grist mills, traditional herbal medicines and fur trapping. Includes references to the weddings, wakes and funerals, moonshiners and licensed distillers, toll roads and Skyline Drive. Also refers briefly to local military skirmishes during the Civil War. Mr. Bradley describes communal activities such as apple butter boilings and occasions known locally as "frolics" where farm families would gather to help their neighbors plow fields or clear away stones. Discusses the impact of the forced eviction of local residents to make way for the national park
  • Also present for the interview was Mr. Bradley's wife, who is identified only as Mrs. Bradley in the transcript, but whose comments appear throughout
Related
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded on June 12, 1978
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-15.
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Oral history interview, John Bradley ; interviewed by Smith, Dorothy Noble, transcribed by D. P. Hammond, (sound recording)
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Publication
Accompanying material
1 transcript (42 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Control code
276172876
Extent
1 audio file (running time: 1:05:45)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections Librarian
Other physical details
digital ; +
Publisher number
SNP015
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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