Austinville Lead Mining Company (Austinville, Va.)
Lead mines and mining--Virginia
Shumate, Pamela D.
McRoberts, James E.
Eversole, David E.
text and audio
Coverage - Temporal
Appalachian Regional and Rural Studies Center. Radford University
Archives & Special Collections. McConnell Library. Radford University
In this project, Pamela Shumate wrote about the Austinville, VA lead mines. She focused on the actual mining process of the mining and milling of the final products, the comradery between the workers, and community. She interviewed her grandfather, James McRoberts, who worked outside the mine as a mechanic, and her uncle. David Eversole, who worked inside the mine as a miner. This interview is among projects created by students enrolled in English 446 (initially English 452), “Appalachian Folklore,” 1981-2019, and in graduate level counterparts English 548 and 648 “Appalachian Folk Culture(s)” offered 17 fall semesters between 1987 and 2009. Minimally contain collector’s introduction and analysis, transcribed informant interviews, and excerpted and labeled examples of oral, customary, and/or material folklore/folklife collected primarily within the Appalachian region. Most include also tables of contents, informant information, indexes (outlines) of interviews, photographs, miscellaneous paper items, and indexes of informants, genres, and geographic locations. Accompanying audio recordings (several minutes to 2+ hours). Transferred to McConnell Library Archives & Special Collections from Appalachian Regional and Rural Studies Center, Fall 2013.
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