The Resource Oral history interview, Mrs. Margaret Grattan Weaver ; interviewed by Andrea Smith, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Mrs. Margaret Grattan Weaver ; interviewed by Andrea Smith, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Mrs. Margaret Grattan Weaver ; interviewed by Andrea Smith
Title variation
  • Private versus public education in Rockingham County, Va. oral history project
  • Comparison of private versus public education in Rockingham County, Va., an oral history project
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Interviewer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Records the reminiscences of Mrs. Grattan Weaver, member of a prominent Rockingham County, Va. family. Discusses education issues in general and the history of local private education in particular, especially in reference to her own family, beginning with her great grandfather, Major Robert Grattan (founder of Hood College, Md.). Mentions the old schoolhouse located behind the main house on the farm and the system of private tutoring. Talks about various local preparatory and finishing schools, military academies and colleges (Stribling Spring School, McGaheysville; one at Mossy Creek and Harrisonburg; West Central Academy, Mt. Clinton; Augusta Military Academy; Shenandoah Institute, Dayton; Woodberry Forest; Stuart Hall, Staunton; Hollins College; Harrisonburg High School and National Park College (where Mrs. Weaver went to school); Hampton Institute; Wellesley College (Mass.); VMI and the University of Va. Talks about school experiences and various curricula common to the day; compares and contrasts private and public education. Other references are made to family history (incl. the Roller family), various farms, the education of former slaves and the Civil War
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded at Mrs. Margaret Grattan Weaver's home, Inglewood Farm, Rockingham County, Va., on Oct. 23, 1992
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
interviews
Series statement
James Madison University sound archives
Series volume
no. 12-2.
Label
Oral history interview, Mrs. Margaret Grattan Weaver ; interviewed by Andrea Smith, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Complete transcription of tapes available
  • Summary of interview setting included
  • STACK COPY: Background paper, transcripts and accompanying text only. Call no.: LA380.R6 S65 1992
  • Forms part of: Comparison of private versus public education in Rockingham County, Va., an oral history project. For ACCESS TO THE COMPLETE COLLECTION including background paper and a comparative interview also conducted by Andrea Smith, see Special Coll. call number SdArch nos.12-1 through 12-3. (For other tape: Oral history interview [sound recording] / Dorothy Swank: Special Coll. no.12-2)
Accompanying material
1 transcription (15 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
41265559
Dimensions
1/8 in. +
Dimensions
3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
Extent
1 sound cassette (ca. 60 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Other physical details
1 7/8 ips
Specific material designation
sound cassette
Speed
1 7/8 ips (tapes)
Tape configuration
quarter 4 track
Tape width
1/8 in.

Library Locations

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