Authors

Cecil C. Graves

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Interviewee

Graves, Cecil C.

Identifier

SNP056

Format

1 audio file (running time: 0:61:37)

Interview Number

SNP-56

Date of Interview

3-30-1978

Description

Records an interview with Cecil Graves, who taught in the Page County school system in the mid-1930s prior to becoming School Superintendent in 1944. Describes his impressions of the mountain people who had been relocated to Page County to make way for Shenandoah National Park. Discusses the difficulties many encountered in adjusting to their new lives in the Valley.

Rights

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 (library-special@jmu.edu).

Personal Names

Graves, Cecil C., (Cecil Conard), 1892-1969, Interviews

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; Schools -- Virginia -- Page County – History; School superintendents -- Virginia -- Page County; Land use -- Government policy -- United States.

Place Names

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

Interviewer

Wilhelm, Diane Zior

Collection Title

Shenandoah National Park oral history collection

Collection Number

SdArch SNP

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(SNP056) Cecil C. Graves interviewed by Diane Zior Wilhelm

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