The Resource Oral history interview, Zenith Shifflett Sampson ; interviewed by Chris Brasted, transcribed by Tiffany Cole, (sound recording)

Oral history interview, Zenith Shifflett Sampson ; interviewed by Chris Brasted, transcribed by Tiffany Cole, (sound recording)

Label
Oral history interview
Title
Oral history interview
Statement of responsibility
Zenith Shifflett Sampson ; interviewed by Chris Brasted, transcribed by Tiffany Cole
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Contributor
Interviewee
Interviewer
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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 an interview with Zenith Sampson, (née Shifflett), who lived on Lewis Mountain, in Greene County, Virginia, within the future boundaries of Shenandoah National Park. Describes daily life in the mountains, touching on the work of growing and preserving food, the apple and chestnut harvests, bark peeling, and other local economic activities. Recalls popular community events, such as apple butter boilings, quilting and bean stringing parties, church gatherings and barn dances. Mrs. Sampson also recollects the earliest days of Skyline Drive and the impact it had on various mountain communities
  • At the time of the interview, Chris Brasted was an editor for the Greene County Record newspaper. His interview with Zenith Sampson was the basis for his "Life in the Mountains" article published in the newspaper on April 1, 1993. A photocopy facsimile of the article is included with the transcript
Related
Cataloging source
VMC
Date time place
Recorded on March 11, 1993, at Mrs. Sampson's home in Ruckersville, 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-106.
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Oral history interview, Zenith Shifflett Sampson ; interviewed by Chris Brasted, transcribed by Tiffany Cole, (sound recording)
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Publication
Note
There are no background papers or stacks copies for this collection
Accompanying material
1 transcript (21 p. ; 28 cm.) + 1 photocopy (2 p. ; 28 cm.)
Control code
669462990
Extent
1 audio file (running time: 1:02:01)
Governing access note
For use, see Special Collections Librarian
Other physical details
digital ; +
Publisher number
SNP106
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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