The Resource Oral history interview, Paul Harris ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Sharon G. Marston, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Paul Harris ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Sharon G. Marston, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Paul Harris ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Sharon G. Marston
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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 Paul Harris, who grew up in the Brown's Gap area of what would become Shenandoah National Park. The Harris family owned a small farm and would supplement their income by tending herds of dairy cows brought up to the mountain pastures each summer. As partial payment, the family would keep the milk produced by the cows, selling it, homemade butter, eggs and other produce to the nearby Black Rock Springs Hotel. Discusses social life in the mountains, the raising of livestock and produce, as well as the moonshine business
  • Includes a photocopy of a leaf of sheet music and lyrics titled, "The Blue Ridge Mountaineer," which was written by Mr. Harris' father, E. A. Harris, in the 1930s
  • Mr. Harris' brother, Roy Harris, is the subject of an additional interview in this series, SdArch no. SNP-60
Related
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded on November 14, 1979
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-59.
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Oral history interview, Paul Harris ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Sharon G. Marston, (sound recording)
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Publication
Accompanying material
1 transcript (40 leaves ; 28 cm.) + sheet music (1 leaf ; 36 cm.)
Control code
426482513
Extent
1 audio file (running time: 1:11:41)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections Librarian
Other physical details
digital ; +
Publisher number
SNP059
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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