The Resource Oral history interview, Weldon Burke ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith and Debbie McCormick, transcribed by Sharon G. Marston, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Weldon Burke ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith and Debbie McCormick, transcribed by Sharon G. Marston, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Weldon Burke ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith and Debbie McCormick, transcribed by Sharon G. Marston
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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 Weldon Burke, who grew up near the summit of Hazel Mountain, 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, raising livestock and gathering wild chestnuts and ginseng. Includes references to the tan bark industry, wakes and funerals, local merchants, and moonshiners
Related
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded on December 16, 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-18.
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Oral history interview, Weldon Burke ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith and Debbie McCormick, transcribed by Sharon G. Marston, (sound recording)
Link
Publication
Accompanying material
1 transcript (18 leaves ; 28 cm.)
Control code
301679881
Extent
1 audio file (running time: 0:41:06)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections Librarian
Other physical details
digital ; +
Publisher number
SNP018
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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