The Resource Oral history interview, Owen E. Lucas ; interviewed by Norman Taylor, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Owen E. Lucas ; interviewed by Norman Taylor, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Owen E. Lucas ; interviewed by Norman Taylor
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Interviewer
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 Owen Lucas, who went to work at Shenandoah National Park as a truck driver in 1946, and would eventually rise to the position of district supervisor for the park. Describes the kinds of work performed by park maintenance crews through the post-war years into the 1980s. Improved equipment and an extensive network of professional staff has allowed the park to consistently improve its facilities to meet the needs of the ever-increasing numbers of visitors
  • Much of Lucas' work in the early years centered around the maintenance and improvement of Skyline Drive
Related
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded on August 27, 1991
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-85.
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Oral history interview, Owen E. Lucas ; interviewed by Norman Taylor, (sound recording)
Link
Publication
Note
There is no printed transcript for this interview
Control code
437399836
Extent
1 audio file (running time: 1:00:08)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections Librarian
Other physical details
digital ;
Publisher number
SNP085
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.

Library Locations

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