The Resource Oral history interview, Nelson Hoover ; interviewed by Chris Bolgiano ; transcribed by Sarah Vaughan, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Nelson Hoover ; interviewed by Chris Bolgiano ; transcribed by Sarah Vaughan, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Nelson Hoover ; interviewed by Chris Bolgiano ; transcribed by Sarah Vaughan
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Records the reminiscences of Nelson Hoover, who worked in Food Services at Madison College from 1942 until 1987. Mr. Hoover's wife, Evelyn Hoover, identified in the transcript only as Mrs. Hoover, was also present at the interview and provides additional details and comments. Describes his employment at Madison College at the age of 15, as a dishwasher in the kitchen at Harrison Hall. Mentions his subsequent move to Gibbons Hall and his promotion to Head Baker in the early 1960s upon the retirement of his predecessor, Jess Edwards. Recalls the working conditions at that time, such as a seven day work week, and the reforms implemented by Food Services administrator Robert Griffith. Includes details of the variety and quantity of baked goods produced on a daily basis. Mentions the work of student assistants as servers and of the kitchen's role in the training of dietician students, identified as "Institution Girls." Recalls college Presidents Samuel P. Duke, G. Tyler Miller, and Ronald E. Carrier. Compares working conditions in Harrison and Gibbons Halls, including mechanical equipment, pest control, and health inspections
Related
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded at the home of Mr. Nelson Hoover, 722 North Main Street, Harrisonburg, Va., on March 25, 2003
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. 21-3a - 21-3b.
Label
Oral history interview, Nelson Hoover ; interviewed by Chris Bolgiano ; transcribed by Sarah Vaughan, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Complete transcription of tapes available
  • STACK COPY: Text material only (transcripts). Call no.: LD3141.M56577 B65 2001
  • Forms part of JMU centennial voices, no. 1, an oral history project. For ACCESS TO THE COMPLETE COLLECTION including tapes and printed materials, see Special Coll. number SdArch nos. 21-1 through 21-5. (Tapes only: Special Coll. Oral history interview [sound recording] / Margaret Brooks Burruss (SdArch no. 21-1). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Madison Confessional, 2001 (SdArch no. 21-2). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Madison Confessional, 2004 (SdArch no. 21-4). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Marylou Musser Brown (SdArch no. 21-5.)
Accompanying material
1 transcript (25 p. ; 28 cm.)
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
60521426
Dimensions
1/8 in. +
Dimensions
3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
Extent
2 sound cassettes (ca. 90 min.)
Groove width / pitch
unknown
Other physical details
1 7/8 ips
Specific material designation
sound cassette
Speed
1 7/8 ips (tapes)
Tape configuration
unknown
Tape width
1/8 in.

Library Locations

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      Carrier Library Second Floor Room 203, MSC 1704, 880 Madison Drive, Harrisonburg, VA, 22807, US
      38.438299 -78.8741916
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