The Resource Oral history interview, Louise Wood Austin ; interviewed by John D. Dooms, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Louise Wood Austin ; interviewed by John D. Dooms, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Louise Wood Austin ; interviewed by John D. Dooms
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
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 Louise Wood Austin, who grew up in Sugar Hollow, Virginia, prior to the establishment of Shenandoah National Park in 1934. Mrs. Austin and her interviewer, John Dooms, returned to the section of Shenandoah National Park where her family home stood until 1941. Describes her home life and family history, including members of her extended family who represent a cross section of local family names. Among the topics discussed are the growing, harvesting and preserving of food, raising livestock, home remedies and folk medicine. Recalls cattle drives from Ivy, Va., to summer pastures in Jarman Gap, itinerant "Syrian" peddlers, midwives and square dances. Discusses several small businesses operated by her father and uncles, including a blacksmith shop, distillery and coffin making shop
Related
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded at the Wood family homesite in Sugar Hollow, Virginia, on December 1, 1975
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-6.
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Oral history interview, Louise Wood Austin ; interviewed by John D. Dooms, (sound recording)
Link
Publication
Accompanying material
1 transcript (28 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Control code
268653957
Extent
1 audio file (running time: 0:46:41)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections Librarian
Other physical details
digital ; +
Publisher number
SNP006
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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