The Resource Oral history interview, Vallie Cave ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith and Octavia Allis, transcribed by Victoria M. Edwards, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Vallie Cave ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith and Octavia Allis, transcribed by Victoria M. Edwards, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Vallie Cave ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith and Octavia Allis, transcribed by Victoria M. Edwards
Creator
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 the reminiscences of Vallie Cave, (née Thomas), and her brother, Floyd Thomas, who were born and raised near Bootens Gap, Virginia, prior to the establishment of Shenandoah National Park in 1934. Describes home and family life, daily chores, schooling, holidays and community events. Among the topics discussed are the growing, harvesting and preserving of food, soap making, raising livestock and wild game hunting. Includes references to trapping, moonshining, courtship, the chestnut tree blight, Camp Hoover and meetings with President Hoover
  • This collection includes two copies of the typed transcript, which note that the transcript is unfinished, with approximately another 15 minutes of taped interview remaining. Also included is a handwritten transcript containing minor notes omitted from the typed copies
Related
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded on September 19, 1978
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-26.
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Oral history interview, Vallie Cave ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith and Octavia Allis, transcribed by Victoria M. Edwards, (sound recording)
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Publication
Accompanying material
2 transcripts (18 leaves ; 28 cm.) + 1 manuscript (42 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Control code
312700360
Extent
1 audio file (running time: 0:52:11)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections Librarian
Other physical details
digital +
Publisher number
SNP026
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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