Rockingham County Moonshine Oral Histories, 2009-2010

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Summary Information

Repository:
Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
Creator:
Tiffany, Cole
Title:
Rockingham County Moonshine Oral Histories
Collection No.:
SdArch 33
Date:
2009-2010
Extent:
2 cd-rs, .01 Cubic Feet
Language of the Material:
English .
Abstract:
Rockingham County Moonshine Oral Histories, 2009-2010, is comprised of recorded interviews with five individuals who discuss moonshining in the Shenandoah Valley.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [container #], Rockingham County Moonshine Oral Histories, 2009-2010, SdArch 33, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University.

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Bio/Historical Note

Tiffany Cole completed a masters thesis titled, "Moonshining in Rockingham County: a case study in oral traditions and folkways," in 2010, in fulfillment of a Masters in History at James Madison University. The paper explores the history of moonshining in the Shenandoah Valley, starting in the mid-1700s, and uses oral histories to examine ways local residents perceive moonshiners, and how moonshiners perceive themselves.

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Scope and Content

Rockingham County Moonshine Oral Histories, 2009-2010 is comprised of recorded interviews with five individuals who discuss moonshining in the Shenandoah Valley. Individuals interviewed by Cole are descendants of people who made or sold moonshine in the Shenandoah Valley, and discuss their memories of the moonshine business, and family stories that were passed down about the practice.

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Arrangement

The interviews are arranged chronologically, by the date of the interview.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Access to oral histories is governed by agreements with the narrators. 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.

Conditions Governing Use

Oral histories audio and transcripts are either in the public domain or the 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).

Acquisition Information

Items were donated by Tiffany Cole on July 15, 2010.

Processing Information

Audio was transferred to WAV files in 2010, and converted to mp3 on July 2, 2018.

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)

Personal Name

  • Tiffany, Cole

Subject

  • Mountain people -- Virginia -- Shenandoah National Park -- Social life and customs
  • Mountain life -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.)
  • Folklore -- Virginia -- Rockingham County
  • Storytelling -- Virginia
  • Traditional medicine -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.)
  • Superstition -- Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.)
  • Superstition -- Virginia -- History
  • Rockingham County (Va.) -- History
  • Shenandoah National Park (Va.) -- History, Local

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Bibliography

Cole, Tiffany W., "Moonshining in Rockingham County: A case study on oral traditions and folkways" (2010). Masters Theses. 406.

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Collection Inventory

Title/Description Instances
Peggy Shifflett, interviewed by Tiffany Cole, August 7, 2009

Audio and transcript are open for research.

Use Restrictions:

Copyright interests have been transferred to JMU Special Collections.

Digital-Materials SdArch33-SET-001
Desmond Dove, interviewed by Tiffany Cole, August 8, 2009

Audio and transcript are open for research.

Use Restrictions:

Copyright interests have been transferred to JMU Special Collections.

Digital-Materials SdArch33-SET-001
Chris Mathias, interviewed by Tiffany Cole, August 27, 2009

Audio and transcripts are open for research.

Use Restrictions:

Copyright interests have been transferred to JMU Special Collections.

Digital-Materials SdArch33-SET-001
Pat Ritchie, interviewed by Tiffany Cole, November 19, 2009

Audio and transcript are open for research.

Use Restrictions:

Copyright interests have been transferred to JMU Special Collections.

Digital-Materials SdArch33-SET-001
Tammy Losh, interviewed by Tiffany Cole, January 5, 2010

Audio and transcript are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright interests have been transferred to JMU Special Collections.

Digital-Materials SdArch33-SET-001