Download Full Text (11.1 MB)
Scott, Edward B.
1 transcript (40 leaves 28 cm.)
Date of Interview
Records an interview with Edward Scott and Russell Barlow. Both men served in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the mid-1930s and worked together in the creation of Shenandoah National Park. Describes daily life and the kinds of work performed by the CCC men in laying out the boundaries of the park and the construction of Skyline Drive. Both men recall their interactions with the local mountain people, moonshiners and President Franklin Roosevelt's visit to dedicate the park in July, 1936. Also present, but unnamed in the transcript, is Mr. Scott's wife, Ella Mae, who contributed throughout the interview.
The copyright interests in this collection have been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collections Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Barlow, Russell T., (Russell Thompson), 1913-1999, Interviews; Scott, Edward B., (Edward Bruce), 1913-1999, Interviews; Scott, Ella Mae, 1923-2007, Interviews; Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 -- Anecdotes
Barlow family; Scott family
Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.) -- Virginia -- Shenandoah National Park – History; Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.) Camp NP-2 -- Shenandoah National Park – History; Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.) Company 350 (Va.) – History; 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; Traditional medicine -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.); Folk music -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.); Food habits -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Holidays -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) – History; Land use -- Government policy -- United States.
Page County (Va.) – History; Skyline Drive (Va.) – History; Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- Manners and customs; Shenandoah National Park (Va.) -- History, Local.
Smith, Dorothy Noble, 1915-1999
Marston, Sharon G.
Shenandoah National Park oral history collection
Edward B. Scott interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith, February 2, 1978, SdArch SNP-94, Shenandoah National Park Oral History Collection, 1964-1999, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University