The Resource Oral history interview, M.M. Hitt, Jr. ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Peggy C. Bradley, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, M.M. Hitt, Jr. ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Peggy C. Bradley, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
M.M. Hitt, Jr. ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Peggy C. Bradley
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Contributor
Interviewee
Interviewer
Transcriber
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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 an interview with M.M. Hitt, Jr., whose father owned a general store in Luray, Virginia, at the turn of the 20th century. Mr. Hitt ran his own confectionery store in Luray, from 1911 to about 1930. Discusses the retail business at that time and his impressions of the mountain people who would patronize his store
  • Includes references to local entrepreneur, George Freeman Pollock, owner of nearby Skyland resort, and local Episcopal missionary, Mary "Deaconess" Hutton
Related
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded on February 25, 1980
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-62.
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Oral history interview, M.M. Hitt, Jr. ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Peggy C. Bradley, (sound recording)
Link
Publication
Accompanying material
1 transcript (40 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Control code
426966586
Extent
1 audio file (running time: 0:52:10)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections Librarian
Other physical details
digital ; +
Publisher number
SNP062
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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