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Interviewee

Williams, Effie G.

Identifier

SNP131

Format

1 transcript (3 p. 28 cm.)

Interview Number

SNP-131

Date of Interview

4-13-1977

Description

Records an interview with Effie Williams, (née Sours), who explains that the Shenandoah National Park headquarters building in Luray, Virginia, is located on the site of her childhood home. Mrs. Williams' father and grandfather ran a small farm and tannery on the site, not far from Pass Run.

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

Williams, Effie G., (Effie Gladys), 1907-1992, Interviews

Family Names

Sowers family

Subjects

Tanners -- Virginia -- Page County; Mountain people -- Blue Ridge Mountains -- Social life and customs; Mountain people -- Virginia -- Shenandoah National Park -- Social life and customs; Country life -- Appalachian Region, Southern; Land use -- Government policy – Virginia.

Place Names

Blue Ridge Mountains -- Economic conditions; Page 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

Collection Title

Shenandoah National Park oral history collection

Collection Number

SdArch SNP

(SNP131) Mrs. Elzie Williams interviewed by Dorothy Noble Smith

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