The Resource Oral history interview, Winford Q. Neff ; interviewed by Carol Maureen DeHart and Kenny May, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Winford Q. Neff ; interviewed by Carol Maureen DeHart and Kenny May, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Winford Q. Neff ; interviewed by Carol Maureen DeHart and Kenny May
Creator
Contributor
Interviewee
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Records the reminiscences of Winford Quinten Neff, a resident of Criders, Virginia, for nearly ninety years. Discusses his childhood and family life in Criders, and his education at the Caplinger School. Recalls his various occupations over several years, including work milking cows, debarking trees, and digging graves at the Caplinger Cemetery. Speaks of the chestnut blight which killed millions of chestnut trees on the East Coast in the 1930s. Discusses the advent of the first automobiles in the region and the conditions of the early roads. Briefly discusses community events such as church revivals, land clearing, and slaughtering and dressing livestock. Recalls fur trapping, drying fruits and meats, and canning food. Recollects the hard economic times of the droughts and Great Depression of the 1930s. Includes anecdotes of how he was befriended by a wild bear, and was once accused of being a witch
Related
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded at the Harrisonburg Health and Rehabilitative Center, in Harrisonburg, Virginia, on April 16, 2002
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
interviews
Series statement
James Madison University sound archives
Series volume
no. 26-4a - 26-4b.
Label
Oral history interview, Winford Q. Neff ; interviewed by Carol Maureen DeHart and Kenny May, (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. : F232.R7 F33 2001
  • Forms part of the Fading rural lifeways in the Bergton/Criders area of Rockingham County oral history project. FOR ACCESS TO THE COMPLETE COLLECTION, including tapes, original copies of all text material and interviews conducted by Carol DeHart, see Special Coll. call number SdArch nos. 26-1 through 26-4. (Tapes only: Special Coll. Oral history interview [sound recording] / Linford K. Gehman (SdArch no. 26-1). (Tapes only: Special Coll. Oral history interview [sound recording] / Delie May Crider (SdArch no. 26-2). (Tapes only: Special Coll. Oral history interview [sound recording] / Ogretta and Bobby Turner (SdArch no. 26-3)
Accompanying material
1 transcript (32 leaves ; 28 cm.) + 1 photgraph + 1 topographical map (28 cm.)
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
61170280
Dimensions
1/8 in. +
Dimensions
3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.
Extent
2 sound cassettes (ca. 90 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Other physical details
1 7/8 ips.
Ownership
Burruss local history grant.
Specific material designation
sound cassette
Speed
1 7/8 ips (tapes)
Tape configuration
unknown
Tape width
1/8 in.

Library Locations

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      Carrier Library Second Floor Room 203, MSC 1704, 880 Madison Drive, Harrisonburg, VA, 22807, US
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