Files

Download

Download Full Text (116 KB)

Interviewee

Wilberger, Henry F.,

Identifier

SNP130

Format

1 audio file (running time: 00:37:55) :

Interview Number

SNP-130

Location of Interview

New Hope, Virginia

Date of Interview

1978

Description

Records an interview with Frank Wilberger, whose family ran an undertaking business in Augusta County in the early part of the 20th century. Describes the practice of undertaking in those years, and the special conditions encountered when working with local mountain families, whose homes were often located in remote and marginally accessible areas.

Rights

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.

Personal Names

Wilberger, Henry F., (Henry Franklin), 1896-1981, Interviews

Family Names

Wilberger family

Subjects

Undertakers and undertaking – Virginia; Funeral rites and ceremonies -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.); Mountain people -- Blue Ridge Mountains -- Social life and customs; Mountain people -- Virginia -- Shenandoah National Park -- Social life and customs; Rural poor -- Health and hygiene – Virginia; Country life -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Land use -- Government policy – Virginia.

Place Names

Blue Ridge Mountains -- Economic conditions; Augusta County (Va.) – History; Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- Manners and customs; Shenandoah National Park (Va.) -- History, Local.

Interviewer

Moody, Amanda

Transcriber

Edwards, Victoria M.

Collection Title

Shenandoah National Park oral history collection

Collection Number

SdArch SNP, (formerly SC# 4030)

Streaming Media

 
Media is loading
(SNP130) Frank Wilberger interviewed by Amanda Moody, transcribed by Victoria M. Edwards

Share

COinS
 
 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.