Church of the Good Shepherd Oral Histories, 1992

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Summary Information

Repository:
Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
Creator:
Sorrells, Nancy
Title:
Church of the Good Shepherd Oral Histories
Collection No.:
SdArch 13
Date:
1992
Extent:
2 folders, 2 audiocassettes, 2 cds, .2 Cubic Feet
Language of the Material:
English
Abstract:
Church of the Good Shepherd Oral Histories, 1992 is comprised of a background paper, audio recording, transcript, and ephemera, associated with an interview conducted with individuals discussing the history of the Church of the Good Shepherd, in Folly Mills, Virginia.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [box #, folder #], Church of the Good Shepherd Oral Histories, 1992, SdArch 13, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

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Bio/Historical Note

Nancy Sorrells, an undergraduate student at James Madison University, conducted this interview and researech in fulfillment of a JMU student internship, during the Fall of 1992.

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Scope and Content

Church of the Good Shepherd Oral Histories, 1992 is comprised of a background paper, audio recording, transcript, and ephemera, associated with an interview conducted with individuals discussing the history of the Church of the Good Shepherd, in Folly Mills, Virginia.

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Arrangement

Items are arranged in no particular order.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection open to research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection.

Use Restrictions

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).

Acquisition Information

Donated by Nancy Sorrells, December 16, 1992.

Processing Information

Audiocassettes were transferred to MAMA-R 700MB gold cd-r using Tascam cc-222 mkII; 270mb in 2006.

Location

Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

880 Madison DriveMSC 1704Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807library-special@jmu.eduURL: https://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/

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Index Terms

Genre and Form

  • oral histories (literary works)

Geographic Name

  • Folly Mills (Va.) -- History

Personal Name

  • Sorrells, Nancy

Subject

  • Episcopal Church -- Virginia -- Augusta County -- History
  • Rural churches -- Virginia -- Augusta County -- History
  • Church buildings -- Virginia -- Augusta County -- History
  • Episcopal Church -- Clergy -- Biography
  • Public schools -- Virginia -- Augusta County -- History
  • Education, rural -- Virginia -- Augusta County -- History
  • Church of the Good Shepherd (Folly Mills, Va.) -- History

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Collection Inventory

Title/Description Instances
Background Paper and Documents, December 15, 1992

This monograph provides a short history of the Church of the Good Shepherd, located at Folly Mills near Staunton, Va. on U.S. Rt. 11. Beginning as a non-denominational school in the early 1920s, it soon evolved into an Episcopal church with the main building being built in 1924. Although a small rural church, it has remained active. This history includes references to founding members; the construction of the building; factual information about services, clergy, church organizations (Women's Auxiliary, Ladies Society, Girls Friendly Society); prominent families; and relations with a nearby one-room public school (which closed in 1929). Also included is information about church education and social events (Sunday schools; lawn parties; and homecomings). Mention is also made of relief efforts for two Netherlands families following World War II. Accompanies copies of a finding aid to the Church's records and sample documents, including architectural drawings and photographs of church events and Sunday school classes; an advertisement for a lawn party; programs from Children's Day Services and the twenty-fifth homecoming anniversary; and pictures and correspondence with the two Dutch families

Box 1 Folder 1
Members and others associated with the school and Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church of Folly Mills, Virginia, interviewed by Nancy Sorrells, October 4, 1992

Records the reminiscences of a group of people, all but one, who had either attended school and/or the Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Folly Mills, Va. during the 1920s and 1930s. Included in the discussion: the one-room public schoolhouse located near the site of the church (complete with pot-bellied stove); the building of the church: influential members who founded the church (Mrs. Joseph C. Cochran and Miss Violet Greene), the ground-breaking ceremony, and hauling in stone; and the parish house. Mention of church organizations such as the Girls' Friendly Society; Sunday school; lawn parties; plays; church suppers; various ministers; and relief efforts for two Netherlands families following World War II. Recorded at the Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Folly Mills, Va., on October 4, 1992.

Transcript, October 4, 1992 Box 1 Folder 2
Original audiocassette #1, October 4, 1992 Media Cabinet 1 Audiocassette SA013-CS-001
Original audiocassette #2, October 4, 1992 Media Cabinet 1 Audiocassette SA013-CS-002
Preservation master cd #1 Media Cabinet 1 CD SA013-OP-001
Preservation master cd #2 Media Cabinet 1 CD SA013-OP-002