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Collection Details


Collection Name: Shenandoah National Park Oral History Collection, 1964-2000
Repository Name: James Madison University. Carrier Library, Special Collections [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States
Local Identifier: SC# 4030
URL: http://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/manuscripts/SNP.aspx
Dates Spanned: 1964-2000
Description: Most of these oral histories were conducted by author Dorothy Noble Smith in the 1970s and early 1980s in preparation for her book, Recollections: the People of the Blue Ridge Remember (Verona, VA: McClure, 1983). Other interviews were conducted by unknown interviewers. The people interviewed resided in what is now Shenandoah National Park and were moved out after the park was dedicated in1934. The interviews contain details of many different aspects of traditional mountain life. Each interview may include photographs, a Mountain History Questionnaire (used by Ms. Smith for her research), reel to reel tapes, cassettes, computer disks, and transcripts, but not every file has every item.
Broad Subjects: Parks and Reserves; Environment
ASP Subjects: Mountains; National parks and reserves; Oral history; Shenandoah National Park (Va.)--History; Shenandoah National Park, VA; Shenandoah River; Shenandoah Valley
Collection Code: OHC0002824