(SNP 039) Randal Dean interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Joy K. Stiles  - RESTRICTED

Title

(SNP 039) Randal Dean interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, transcribed by Joy K. Stiles - RESTRICTED

Authors

Randal R. Dean

Files

Interviewee

Dean, Randal R.,

Identifier

SNP039

Format

1 audio file (running time: 0:40:49) :

Interview Number

SNP-39

Date of Interview

6-26-1979

Description

Records the reminiscences of Randal Dean, who was born and raised on Dean Mountain, near Elkton, Virginia, an area that became part of Shenandoah National Park. Describes home and family life, school days, farm chores, livestock and his work in his father's saw mill. Discusses family gatherings, such as holidays, apple butter boilings, hog butchering and funerals. Includes references to bark peeling and local moonshiners.

For access to this interview, please contact JMU Special Collections (library-special@jmu.edu, or (540) 568-3612). Please reference the interview number SNP 039 when submitting your request.

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

Dean, Randal R., 1918-2001 Interviews

Family Names

Dean family

Subjects

Mountain people -- Blue Ridge Mountains -- Social life and customs; Mountain life -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) – History; Mountain people -- Virginia -- Shenandoah National Park -- Social life and customs; Rural poor – Virginia; Country life -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Agriculture -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Food habits -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Folklore -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) – History; Holidays -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) – History; Traditional medicine -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.); Livestock; Distilling, Illicit – Virginia; Bark peeling -- Virginia -- Rockingham County – History; Forest products industry -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) – History; Land use -- Government policy -- United States.

Place Names

Dean Mountain (Va.); Rockingham County (Va.) – History; Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- Manners and customs; Shenandoah National Park (Va.) -- History, Local.

Interviewer

Smith, Dorothy Noble, 1915-1999

Transcriber

Stiles, Joy K.

Collection Title

Shenandoah National Park oral history collection

Collection Number

SC# 4030