The Resource Oral history interview, Louis Graves: interviewed by Reed Engle, transcribed by Joy K. Stiles, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Louis Graves: interviewed by Reed Engle, transcribed by Joy K. Stiles, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Louis Graves: interviewed by Reed Engle, transcribed by Joy K. Stiles
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Language
eng
Summary
  • The Shenandoah National Park oral history collection, SC# 4030, (SdArch SNP), 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. The people interviewed resided on what became federal property by eminent domain and who were subsequently evicted from their homes by the US government when the park was dedicated in 1934. For a description of the entire collection see the Finding Aid
  • Records an interview with Louis Graves, who grew up in Madison County, Virginia, not far from the site where President Herbert Hoover would construct a rustic retreat known as Rapidan Camp, and later as Camp Hoover. Hoover paid for the project out of his own funds and the camp was constructed by a detachment of U.S. Marines as a "military exercise" by March, 1929. Louis Graves recalls speeches given by President Hoover and other dignitaries in Madison, Va., as part of a day-long "Hoover Day" celebration on August 9, 1929. Graves relates that more than 10,000 people attended the event, including Virginia governor Harry F. Byrd, who arrived at the celebration aboard an Army reconnaissance blimp
  • Includes a discussion of the economic situation in Madison County in 1929, during a time of prolonged drought and at the onset of the Great Depression
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Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded on August 9, 1997
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-68
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Oral history interview, Louis Graves: interviewed by Reed Engle, transcribed by Joy K. Stiles, (sound recording)
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Note
  • There are no audio files for this interview
  • There are no background papers or stacks copies for this collection
Control code
768489934
Extent
1 transcript (17 p. ; 28 cm.)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections Librarian
Publisher number
SNP068
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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