The Resource Oral history interview, Lyle Beahm ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Sharon G. Marston, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Lyle Beahm ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Sharon G. Marston, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Lyle Beahm ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Sharon G. Marston
Creator
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 Lyle E. Beahm, who was born in the Jewell Hollow area of Page County, Virginia, on a farm that would eventually become part of Shenandoah National Park. Describes his early home and family life, school days at the Shenk Hollow School, farm chores,and folk remedies. Discusses family gatherings, such as apple butter boilings, hog butchering and funerals. Briefly mentions the Civilian Conservation Corps, racial segregation and intra-family marriages
  • An unnamed woman, identified only as "Mrs." in the transcript, and believed to be Eva Sours, contributes to the interview as well
Related
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded on April 25, 1979, at Jewell Hollow, near Luray, Virginia
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-12.
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Oral history interview, Lyle Beahm ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Sharon G. Marston, (sound recording)
Link
Publication
Accompanying material
1 transcript (32 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Control code
271437025
Extent
1 audio file (running time: 0:56:19)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections Librarian
Other physical details
digital ; +
Publisher number
SNP012
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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