The Resource Oral history interview, Virginia H. Taylor ; interviewed by Matthew Dalbey, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Virginia H. Taylor ; interviewed by Matthew Dalbey, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Virginia H. Taylor ; interviewed by Matthew Dalbey
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Contributor
Interviewee
Interviewer
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 Virginia Taylor, (née Haney), who grew up the Blue Ridge Mountains, near Greene County, Va. Describes daily life in the mountains, where her family operated a general store. Gives her recollections of the mountain people and describes in detail her family's experience resettling in Wolftown, Virginia, after the opening of Shenandoah National Park. Mrs. Taylor's family soon relocated to Stanardsville, where she attended high school in the late 1930s. Describes the uneasy social interactions between the local population and the sudden influx of rural "mountain people" into their community
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Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded on February 25, 1994, at Mrs. Taylor's home in Stanardsville, 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-10.
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Oral history interview, Virginia H. Taylor ; interviewed by Matthew Dalbey, (sound recording)
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Publication
Note
  • There is no audio recording for this interview
  • There are no background papers or stacks copies for this collection
Control code
710845594
Extent
1 transcript (18 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections Librarian
Publisher number
SNP010
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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