The Resource Oral history interview, Nelson and Claudia Nicholson ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Peggy C. Bradley, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Nelson and Claudia Nicholson ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Peggy C. Bradley, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Nelson and Claudia Nicholson ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Peggy C. Bradley
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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 an interview with Nelson Nicholson and his wife, Claudia, who lived in Nicholson Hollow, within the future boundaries of Shenandoah National Park. Describes daily life in the mountains, touching on the work of growing and preserving food, herbal remedies, hunting and fishing. Discusses the limited economic opportunities available to the mountain people, such as the apple and chestnut harvests, bark peeling and moon-shining. Includes references to local entrepreneur, George Freeman Pollock, owner of nearby Skyland resort
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Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded on November 28, 1977, at the Nicholson's home in Madison, Va
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-101.
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Oral history interview, Nelson and Claudia Nicholson ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Peggy C. Bradley, (sound recording)
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Publication
Note
There are no background papers or stacks copies for this collection
Accompanying material
1 transcript (74 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Control code
650536251
Extent
1 audio file (running time: 1:22:31)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections Librarian
Other physical details
digital ; +
Publisher number
SNP101
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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