The Resource Oral history interview, William R. Morris ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, William R. Morris ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
William R. Morris ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith
Creator
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 William Morris, who lived in Bacon Hollow, near the town of Elkton, in Rockingham County, Virginia. Describes daily life in the mountains, the means of growing and preserving food and other aspects of the local economy. Discusses popular pastimes, herbal remedies, holidays, courtship, bark peeling and the moonshine trade
  • Mr. Morris' wife, Lillian, (née Shiflett), is also present for the interview and contributes throughout
Related
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded on November 1, 1979
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-97.
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Oral history interview, William R. Morris ; interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, (sound recording)
Link
Publication
Accompanying material
1 transcript (49 p. ; 28 cm.)
Control code
477218309
Extent
1 audio file (ca. 78 min.)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections Librarian
Other physical details
digital ; +
Publisher number
SNP097
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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