Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church Immigrant Oral Histories, 2007

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Summary Information

Repository:
Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
Title:
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church Immigrant Oral Histories
Collection No.:
SdArch 30
Date:
2007
Extent:
13 cds, .01 Cubic Feet
Language of the Material:
English .
Abstract:
Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church Immigrant Oral Histories, 2007, is comprised of sound recordings of interviews of parishioners of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Harrisonburg, Virginia, regarding experiences of immigrating to the Central Shenandoah Valley. The interviews were conducted by James Madison University students in Dr. Laura Zarrugh's course, SOC395: Immigrants in American Society.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [box #, folder #] Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church Immigrant Oral Histories, 2007, SdArch 30, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

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Bio/Historical Note

In the spring of 2007, the students in Dr. Laura Zarrugh's course, SOC395: Immigrants in American Society at James Madison University, conducted twenty-two interviews with parishioners at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in downtown Harrisonburg, VA. The recordings were made available to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church for use in conjunction with the church's centennial anniversary celebration. The majority of the interviews were conducted at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Harrisonburg, but several interviews were conducted in the office of William (Chris) Blake at James Madison University, and one interview (Gisel and Nicolas Vazquez) was conducted in the interviewees' home.

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Scope and Content

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church Immigrant Oral Histories, 2007, is comprised of sound recordings of interviews of parishioners of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Student interviewers asked the interviewees to talk about their own and their family's experiences as immigrants to the Central Shenandoah Valley. The interviews were conducted by James Madison University students in Dr. Laura Zarrugh's course, SOC395: Immigrants in American Society.

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Arrangement

Interviews are listed alphabetically by interviewee last name.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Access to the Oral Histories is governed by agreements with the narrators. Pseudonyms (a single initial) are used at the request of the narrators. At the discretion of the repository, select audio has been restricted and select interviews have been assigned pseudonyms. Two interviews are restricted, due to incomplete documentation.

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated by Dr. Laura Zarrugh on June 6, 2007.

Appraisal

After reviewing the material in 2020, select interviews were removed. Interview 30-4 and 30-21 are inaudible, and have been deaccessioned. Audio recordings of Interview 30-8, 30-15, and 30-20 were not present at the time of processing, and have been deaccessioned.

Processing Information

The collection is comprised of 22 audio recordings, 20 of which are on cassettes, and 2 on microcassettes. The original media was not found at the time of processing. The cassettes were transferred to CDs by JMU's Libraries and Education Technologies Media Resources in August 2007; recorded on MAMA-R 100 MB gold cd using Tascam cc-222mkll; mp3's created using iTunesv7. Mp3s and wav file were uploaded to the M:Drive in September and October of 2007.

Select recordings had transcripts at the time of donation, while others were created in 2019 by a vendor, AZUR CART and Captioning services. Two interviews, 30-3 and 30-11, do not have transcripts and are unavaible pending further processing.

Use Restrictions

Copyright interests 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).

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

Personal Name

  • Zarrugh, Laura

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Collection Inventory

Title/Description Instances
L., interviewed by Aaron Rossi, March 18, 2007

Audio is restricted. Full access to transcript with pseudonym, per repository.

Digital-Materials SdArch30-SET-001
Transcript box 1 folder 1
Y., interviewed by Sarah Midkiff and Lynsey Steele, March 18, 2007

Audio is restricted. Full access to transcript with pseudonym, per repository.

Digital-Materials SdArch30-SET-001
Transcript box 1 folder 2
A., N., and O., interviewed by Aaron Rossi, March 25, 2007

Audio is restricted. No transcript, pending processing.

A., interviewed by Aaron Rossi, March 25, 2007

Audio is restricted. Full access to transcript with pseudonym, per narrator's request.

Digital-Materials SdArch30-SET-001
Transcript box 1 folder 3
F., interviewed by Lynn Brosmer, March 21, 2007

Audio is restricted. Full access to transcript with pseudonym, per repository.

Digital-Materials SdArch30-SET-001
Transcript box 1 folder 4
M., interviewed by Courtney Robinson, March 25, 2007

Audio is restricted. Full access to transcript with pseudonym, per narrator's request.

Transcript box 1 folder 5
G., interviewed by Ryan Tamborini, March 21, 2007

Audio is restricted. Full access to transcript with pseudonym, per repository.

Digital-Materials SdArch30-SET-001
Transcript box 1 folder 6
K., interviewed by Rachel Repko, March 25, 2007

Audio is restricted. Full access to transcript with pseudonym, per narrator.

Digital-Materials SdArch30-SET-001
Transcript box 1 folder 7
O., interviewed by Brooke Boyer, March 18, 2007

Processing Information:

Audio is restricted. No transcript available, pending processing.

B., interviewed by Christine Kahlke, March 21, 2007

Audio is restricted. Full access to transcript with pseudonym, per narrator's request.

Digital-Materials SdArch30-SET-001
Transcript box 1 folder 8
R., interviewed by Emily Poly, March 14, 2007

Audio and transcript restricted due to incomplete documentation.

H. and M., interviewed by Allison Brooks, March 18, 2007

Audio restricted. Full access to transcript with pseudonym, per repository.

Digital-Materials SdArch30-SET-001
Transcript box 1 folder 9
G., interviewed by Lynn Brosmer, March 18, 2007

Audio restricted. Full access to transcript with pseudonym, per repository.

Digital-Materials SdArch30-SET-001
Transcript box 1 folder 10
Salvador Romero Jr., interviewed by Susan Washburn, March 25, 2007

Full access to audio and transcript.

Digital-Materials SdArch30-SET-001
Transcript box 1 folder 11
A., interviewed by Christine Gerardi, March 25, 2007

Audio is restricted. Full access to transcript with pseudonym, per repository.

Digital-Materials SdArch30-SET-001
Transcript box 1 folder 12
E., interviewed by Christine Khalke, March 25, 2007

Audio is restricted. Full access to transcript with pseudonym, per repository.

Digital-Materials SdArch30-SET-001
Transcript box 1 folder 13
G. and N., interviewed by Sarah Midkff and Sarah Steele

Audio and transcript restricted due incomplete documentation.