The Resource Oral history interview, Ralph Cave ; interviewed by Nancy Smith, transcribed by Peggy C. Bradley, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Ralph Cave ; interviewed by Nancy Smith, transcribed by Peggy C. Bradley, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Ralph Cave ; interviewed by Nancy Smith, transcribed by Peggy C. Bradley
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Contributor
Interviewee
Interviewer
Transcriber
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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 the reminiscences of Ralph Cave, who was born and raised in Dark Hollow, Virginia, prior to the establishment of Shenandoah National Park in 1934. Describes his early home and family life, schooling, marriage and community events. Mr. Cave recounts the history of the Cave family in Dark Hollow as well as marriages and other interactions between the Caves and other local families. Numerous references are made to individual members of the Breeden, Thomas, and Weakley families. Describes his own experiences working on Skyline Drive and Camp Hoover in the early 1930s, as well as his personal memories of Skyland developer, George Pollock
  • Among the topics discussed are farming, raising of livestock, local wildlife and the bark peeling industry. Includes references to community activities such as corn shucking and apple butter boiling, herbal remedies and the record snows in the 1920s and 30s
Related
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded on September 21, 1977, at the Shenandoah National Park headquarters in Luray, Virginia
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-25.
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Oral history interview, Ralph Cave ; interviewed by Nancy Smith, transcribed by Peggy C. Bradley, (sound recording)
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Publication
Accompanying material
1 transcript (61 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Control code
312435840
Extent
1 audio file (running time: 1:22:32)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections Librarian
Other physical details
digital ; +
Publisher number
SNP025
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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