The Resource Tanbark industry : part of an oral history project on The tanbark industry in the Shenandoah Valley, by Mia Barb

Tanbark industry : part of an oral history project on The tanbark industry in the Shenandoah Valley, by Mia Barb

Label
Tanbark industry : part of an oral history project on The tanbark industry in the Shenandoah Valley
Title
Tanbark industry
Title remainder
part of an oral history project on The tanbark industry in the Shenandoah Valley
Statement of responsibility
by Mia Barb
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 13-leaf monograph describes the tanning industry in the United States and in particular the Shenandoah Valley. Both general information about the industry and specifics about the tanbark process are included. The various processes used to produce leather are described, including references to the peeling, grinding and extracting of bark to yield the tannin (tannic acid) which was used to tan animals skins and hides. References are made to American tanneries in general; specific information is supplied about bark mills, extract factories and tanneries in the Valley--including the Timberville extract (ooze) factory, and the Ziegler, Elkton and Houck tanneries of Rockingham County, Virginia
  • Transcription summary and letters are related to an interview with Mrs. Lettie Albrite and niece (Ms. Turner-Ritchie) conducted by Mia Barb, at Camelot Nursing Home, Harrisonburg, Va. on March 29, 1991. Refers to Mrs. Albrite's reminiscences of the bark extracting factory at Timberville, Va.; mentions Gen. John Roller, owner. Full transcription and tape of this interview are unavailable
Related
Cataloging source
VMC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
James Madison University sound archives
Series volume
no. 4-1.
Label
Tanbark industry : part of an oral history project on The tanbark industry in the Shenandoah Valley, by Mia Barb
Publication
Note
  • "Jointly sponsored by Carrier Library, Special Collections, James Madison University, and the U.S. Forest Service."
  • Forms part of The tanbark industry in the Shenandoah Valley oral history project which also includes the following: Oralhistory interview [sound recording] / Leecy Yankey; interviewed by Mia Barb (OCLC record 24759749). Oral history interview [sound recording] / Kale Barb; interviewed by Mia Barb (OCLC record 24704111). Oral history interview [sound recording] / D.D. Wilkins ; interviewed by John Coleman, U.S. Forest Service and Chris Bolgiano, free lance writer on forestry (OCLC record 24760062)
Bibliography note
Bibliography: leaves [11-12]
Control code
24653847
Dimensions
28 cm. + 1 transcription summary + 2 letters.
Extent
13 leaves ;
Other physical details
ill.

Library Locations

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