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Oral histories (literary works)

 Subject
Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Scope Note: Works that record interviews conducted to preserve the recollections of persons whose experience or memories are representative or are of special historical or social significance.

Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:

Ang buhay sa nayon -- Life in the valley oral history project

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0026
Abstract

Ang Buhay sa Nayon - Life in the Valley Oral History Project, 2007-2015, is comprised of video recordings, transcripts, photographs and a scrapbook documenting twenty-three oral history interviews from seventeen Filipino Americans from the Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia.

Dates: 2007-2015

Annual singing of the harmonia sacra

 Collection
Identifier: SdArch 9
Abstract

Annual Singing of the Harmonia Sacra, 1996, is comprised of two audiocassettes with a recording of a harmonia sacra hymn sing, held at Weavers Mennonite Church, on January 1, 1996.

Dates: 1996 January 1

Barbara Wright oral histories of Virginia and West Virginia folkways

 Collection
Identifier: SdArch 34
Abstract

Barbara Wright Oral Histories of Virginia and West Virginia Folkways, 1994-1996, is comprised of 13 interviews with individuals who recall life in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia and West Virginia prior to the establishment of the Shenandoah National Park, as well as Wright’s research materials regarding the CCC in Augusta County, photographs, and research notes on the town of Stokesville, Virginia.

Dates: 1994-1996

Bluegrass music in the Shenandoah Valley oral history

 Collection
Identifier: SdArch 14
Abstract

The Bluegrass Music in the Shenandoah Valley Oral History, 1991 is comprised of an audio recording and transcript associated with an interview conducted with JMU English professor, Cameron C. Nickels, who discusses bluegrass and country music in general, and his experiences as a bluegrass musician.

Dates: 1991

Christopher B. Martin oral histories

 Collection
Identifier: SdArch 31
Abstract

Christopher B. Martin Oral Histories, circa 1985, is comprised of transcripts of oral history interviews with F. Everette Smith, president of the local Farm Bureau Association, and Eugene Souder, pastor, concerning the coming of the Coors Beer Company to the county.

Dates: circa 1985

Church of the Good Shepherd oral histories

 Collection
Identifier: SdArch 13
Abstract

Church of the Good Shepherd Oral Histories, 1992 is comprised of a background paper, audio recording, transcript, and ephemera, associated with an interview conducted with individuals discussing the history of the Church of the Good Shepherd, in Folly Mills, Virginia.

Dates: 1992

Comparison of private versus public education in Rockingham County, Virginia oral histories

 Collection
Identifier: SdArch 12
Abstract

The Comparison of Private versus Public Education in Rockingham County, Virginia, Oral Histories, 1992 is comprised of background paper, audio recordings and transcripts, associated with two interviews with individuals discussing their experiences with education in the Shenandoah Valley, from the 1920s-1970s.

Dates: 1992

Dining services at JMU oral histories

 Collection
Identifier: SdArch 36
Abstract

Dining Services at JMU Oral Histories, 2004, is comprised audio recordings, transcripts, and research notes related to seven interviews conducted by Danielle Torisky with individuals regarding their experiences with dining services at James Madison University.

Dates: 2004

Drugs in the valley: Fifty years of Merck and Co. oral histories

 Collection
Identifier: SdArch 3
Abstract

Drugs in the Valley: Fifty Years of Merck and Co. Oral Histories, 1990, is comprised of audio interviews, transcripts, and a background paper, documenting the history of Merck Company from 1941-1990, particularly the Stonewall Plant at Elkton, Virginia.

Dates: 1990

Harold McNett seagoing cowboy oral history

 Collection
Identifier: SdArch 38
Abstract

The Harold McNett Seagoing Cowboy Oral History, October 18, 2016, is comprised of one audio recording and transcript of an interview of McNett by Gordon Miller about his experiences attending horses on ship bound for Europe, as part of the relief effort after World War II.

Dates: 2016 October 18

Immigrant narratives project oral histories

 Collection
Identifier: SdArch 45
Abstract

The Immigrant Narratives Project Oral Histories, 2020-2021 comprises nine sound recordings and transcripts of oral history interviews with immigrants residing in Harrisonburg, Virginia. James Madison University students in Dr. Allison Fagan’s class, ENG 360: Immigrant Narratives, conducted and transcribed the interviews.

Dates: 2020-2021

JMU: A social history of student life oral histories

 Collection
Identifier: SdArch 7
Abstract

JMU: A Social History of Student Life Oral Histories, 1996, is comprised of audio recordings, transcripts and supplemental documents, conducted by a JMU student intern with four JMU alumni regarding their memories of student life at Madison College.

Dates: 1996

Kurt Kehr Collection of Virginia German Dialects

 Collection
Identifier: SC 0206
Abstract

The Kurt Kehr Collection of Virginia German Dialects, 1969-1994 is comprised of 18 recordings of German speaking residents of Virginia and West Virginia, conducted by Dr. Kurt Kehr of Mary Baldwin College, in Staunton, Virginia, as well as copies of articles written by Dr. Kehr on German dialects.

Dates: 1969-1994

Lucy Simms oral histories

 Collection
Identifier: SdArch 20
Abstract

The oral history collection includes the recollections of Carlotta Harris, Edgar Johnson and wife, Wilhelmina Johnson, Louise Winston, and Elon Rhodes, former students of Lucy Simms, and Ellen Walker, current owner of the Lucy Simms house.

Dates: 2000

New cultural pluralism in the Shenandoah Valley oral histories

 Collection
Identifier: SdArch 8
Abstract

The New Cultural Pluralism in the Shenandoah Valley Oral Histories, 1992-1993, is comprised of 8 audio recordings and 12 transcripts or summaries of interviews by undergraduate history intern, Theresa Staropoli, with individuals from the Shenandoah Valley who provide services to refugees and immigrants, and individuals representative of groups new to the area.

Dates: 1992-1993

Rockingham County moonshine oral histories

 Collection
Identifier: SdArch 33
Abstract

Rockingham County Moonshine Oral Histories, 2009-2010, is comprised of recorded interviews with five individuals who discuss moonshining in the Shenandoah Valley.

Dates: 2009-2010

Shenandoah Valley oral history project

 Collection
Identifier: SdArch 29
Abstract

The Shenandoah Valley Oral History Project, 2005-2009, is comprised of audio recordings, transcripts, background papers, digital photographs and supplementary digital material related to interviews conducted by undergraduate students with Shenandoah Valley residents, primarily in Rockingham and Augusta Counties.

Dates: 2005-2009

Stokesville and North River Gap oral histories

 Collection
Identifier: SdArch 35
Abstract

The Stokesville and North River Gap Oral Histories, 1996-1997, are comprised of audio interviews, census data, genealogy research and scans of photographs related to prominent families of the North River Gap area and town of Stokesville, in Augusta County, Virginia.

Dates: 1996-1997

Tanbark industry in the Shenandoah Valley oral histories

 Collection
Identifier: SdArch 4
Abstract

Tanbark Industry in the Shenandoah Valley Oral Histories, 1987, 1991, is comprised of audio interviews, transcripts, photographs, and a background paper, documenting the history of the bark peeling industry in the Shenandoah Valley.

Dates: 1987; 1991

Wetsel Seed Company oral histories

 Collection
Identifier: SdArch 1
Abstract

The Wetsel Seed Company Oral Histories, 1971, 1990, is comprised of interview transcripts, audio recordings, a pamphlet, and background papers, documenting the history of the Wetsel Seed Company, of Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Dates: 1971; 1990