The Resource Oral history interview, Mamie Johnson and Betsey Harrell ; interviewed by James R. Johnson, transcribed by Peggy C. Bradley, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Mamie Johnson and Betsey Harrell ; interviewed by James R. Johnson, transcribed by Peggy C. Bradley, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Mamie Johnson and Betsey Harrell ; interviewed by James R. Johnson, 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 sisters Mamie Johnson and Betsey Harrell, who were born near Piney Branch in Rappahannock County, Virginia. Discusses the work of their father, Henry L. Johnson, who was a cabinetmaker who often made coffins for the local communities. Describes daily life in the mountains, including activities such as weaving and dying cloth, drying fruit, harvesting chestnuts and square dances
  • The interview is conducted by their nephew, James "Bob" Johnson, a ranger at Shenandoah National Park
Related
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded on February 6, 1966
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-67.
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Oral history interview, Mamie Johnson and Betsey Harrell ; interviewed by James R. Johnson, transcribed by Peggy C. Bradley, (sound recording)
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Publication
Accompanying material
1 transcript (13 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Control code
428807900
Extent
1 audio file (running time: 0:29:00)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections Librarian
Other physical details
digital ; +
Publisher number
SNP067
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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