The Resource Oral history interview, Ronald E. Carrier ; conducted by Pam Brock ; transcribed by Sarah Vaughn, (sound recording :)

Oral history interview, Ronald E. Carrier ; conducted by Pam Brock ; transcribed by Sarah Vaughn, (sound recording :)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Ronald E. Carrier ; conducted by Pam Brock ; transcribed by Sarah Vaughn
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Records the reminiscences of former James Madison University President Ronald E. Carrier regarding Harrisonburg, Va., entrepreneur and philanthropist Zane Showker. This interview was conducted as part of an article on Showker for the Summer 2002 edition of Montpelier Magazine. Describes Carrier and Showker's initial meeting to discuss support for the university's economic education program, which evolved into a long standing-personal friendship. Mentions Showker's financial contributions to JMU's fledgling athletic scholarship program and his subsequent attendance of hundreds of JMU football and basketball games. Briefly discusses Showker's early life, the deaths of his parents as a boy, and his entry into the produce delivery business. Describes Showker's endowment of an entrepreneurship program at JMU, which later became the university's Business Development Centre. Recalls Showker's decision to sell his company, Harrisonburg Fruit and Produce to SYSCO in the 1970s. Mentions Showker's membership in community organizations, the United Way, and his funding support for the Rockingham Memorial Hospital Regional Cancer Center, and Bridgewater College. Includes anecdotes of Showker's friendship with Carrier and his family
Related
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded in February, 2002
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
lectures speeches
Series statement
James Madison University sound archives
Series volume
no.22-2.
Label
Oral history interview, Ronald E. Carrier ; conducted by Pam Brock ; transcribed by Sarah Vaughn, (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.: LD3141.M56577 C37 1995
  • Forms part of the Ronald E. Carrier oral history project. FOR ACCESS TO THE COMPLETE COLLECTION, including tapes, original copies of all text material and interviews, see Special Coll. call number SdArch nos. 22-1 through 22-3. (Tapes only: Special Coll. Freshmen orientation [sound recording] / address by Dr. Ronald E. Carrier (SdArch no.22-1). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Ronald E. Carrier (SdArch no.22-3), conducted by Nancy Bondurant Jones
Accompanying material
1 transcript (8 p. ; 28 cm.)
Capture and storage technique
analog electrical storage
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
60650617
Dimensions
1 7/8 x 1 1/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 sound cassette (ca. 45 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Other physical details
analog, 15/16 ips, 2 track, mono.
Specific material designation
sound cassette
Speed
15/16 ips (tapes)
System details
Microcassette
Tape configuration
half 2 track
Tape width
1/8 in.

Library Locations

    • Special Collections Research CenterBorrow it
      Carrier Library Second Floor Room 203, MSC 1704, 880 Madison Drive, Harrisonburg, VA, 22807, US
      38.438299 -78.8741916
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