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

Oral history interview, Ray A. Nicholson ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Sharon G. Marston, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Ray A. Nicholson ; 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 Ray Nicholson, who lived in Nicholson Hollow and on Old Rag Mountain, 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, fishing. Discusses the limited economic opportunities available to the mountain people, such as the chestnut harvests, bark peeling, stone masonry and moon-shining. Includes references to local entrepreneur, George Freeman Pollock, owner of nearby Skyland resort
  • Includes numerous references to Mr. Nicholson's relatives, on both the Nicholson and Fincham sides of his family
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Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded on August 14, 1979, at Mr. Nicholson's home in Madison County, 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-102.
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Oral history interview, Ray A. Nicholson ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Sharon G. Marston, (sound recording)
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Publication
Note
There are no background papers or stacks copies for this collection
Accompanying material
1 transcript (49 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Control code
659524560
Extent
1 audio file (running time: 1:12:49)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections Librarian
Other physical details
digital ; +
Publisher number
SNP102
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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