The Resource Oral history interview, Luther Crider ; interviewed by Kenny May and Fred Frenzel, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Luther Crider ; interviewed by Kenny May and Fred Frenzel, (sound recording)

Oral history interview
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Luther Crider ; interviewed by Kenny May and Fred Frenzel
Title variation
  • U.S. Forest Service oral history project
  • Forest history interviews
Records the recollections of Luther Crider about life and times during the 1920s through 1940s and after in and around Cold Spring, Va. and the Rockingham County area of Va. Recalls people and events associated with bark peeling, logging, hunting and living off the land during Depression days. Talks in some detail about bark peeling (from chestnut oak and hemlock) and hauling bark off the mountains using horses and mules. Recalls bartering for groceries; growing wheat for flour; walking everwhere due to lack of transportation. Mentions activities familiar to the time: burning forests for pastures, crops and bark peeling; deer, bear and wildcat hunting and hunting with dogs; and past-generational rumors/stories of panthers and Indians. Mentions possible factors influencing changes in wildlife population over the years (power line installations causing disappearance of bear, changes in deer routes; flood of 1986 destroying food for deer). Talks about fluctuations in other animal and bird populations (groundhogs, rabbits, turkey). In general, recalls life during Depression days and after in the rural-mountains area of Va. and W. Va
Cataloging source
Date time place
Recorded at Mr. Crider's home near Bergton, Va. on December 16, 1994
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
Series statement
James Madison University sound archives
Series volume
no. 19-3a - 19-3b.
Oral history interview, Luther Crider ; interviewed by Kenny May and Fred Frenzel, (sound recording)
  • Complete transcription of tape available
  • Forms part of the U.S. Forest Service oral history project. For ACCESS TO THE COMPLETE COLLECTION including tapes and transcripts, see Special Coll. call no. SdArch nos. 19-1 through 19-3b
  • STACK COPY: Only transcripts are available. There is no background paper for this oral history project. Call no.:F217.A65 U54 1990
Accompanying material
1 transcription (40 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Configuration of playback channels
Control code
1/8 in. +
3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
2 sound cassettes (ca. 155 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Other physical details
1 7/8 ips
Specific material designation
sound cassette
1 7/8 ips (tapes)
Tape configuration
quarter 4 track
Tape width
1/8 in.

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