The Resource Oral history interview, Ogretta R. Turner ; interviewed and transcribed by Carol Maureen DeHart, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Ogretta R. Turner ; interviewed and transcribed by Carol Maureen DeHart, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Ogretta R. Turner ; interviewed and transcribed by Carol Maureen DeHart
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Records the reminiscences of Ogretta Ruth Smith Turner, a resident of Criders, Virginia, for over eighty years. Includes comments and observations by Robby Turner, who was present throughout the interview. Recalls her youth and family life growing up on a small farm. Discusses various farm chores, such as planting and harvesting, soap making, tending hogs, drying foods, and making cheese and butter. Comments on the advent of automobiles in the region, which cut the round trip time to Harrisonburg from four days to four hours. Recalls the lumber camps, general stores, and grist mills that were once common in the region. Discusses everyday necessesities of farm life prior to rural electrification, including wood stoves, feed sacks, kerosene lamps, and the ice house. Mentions communal chores such as haying, butchering, making apple butter, and maple syrup. Briefly speaks of attending Bennetts Run School. Closes with a mention of her late husband Warren Turner
Related
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded at the home of Mrs. Turner and her son, Robert "Robby" Turner, in Criders, Virginia, on January 23, 2002
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. 26-3a - 26-3b.
Label
Oral history interview, Ogretta R. Turner ; interviewed and transcribed by Carol Maureen DeHart, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Complete transcription of tape available in Special Collections
  • STACK COPY: Transcripts and accompanying text only. There is no background paper for this oral history project. Call no. : F232.R7 F33 2001
  • Forms part of the Fading rural lifeways in the Bergton/Criders area of Rockingham County oral history project. FOR ACCESS TO THE COMPLETE COLLECTION, including tapes, original copies of all text material and interviews conducted by Carol DeHart, see Special Coll. call number SdArch nos. 26-1 through 26-4. (Tapes only: Special Coll. Oral history interview [sound recording] / Linford K. Gehman (SdArch no. 26-1). (Tapes only: Special Coll. Oral history interview [sound recording] / Delie May Crider (SdArch no. 26-2). (Tapes only: Special Coll. Oral history interview [sound recording] / Winford Neff (SdArch no. 26-4)
Accompanying material
1 transcript (47 leaves ; 28 cm.) + 35 photgraphs with index (3 leaves ; 28 cm.) + 4 pages of genealogical materials (28 cm.) + 1 topographical map with index.
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
61170260
Dimensions
1/8 in. +
Dimensions
3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
Extent
2 sound cassettes (ca. 120 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Other physical details
1 7/8 ips.
Ownership
Burruss local history grant.
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
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