A 1999 Burks Fork area interview with Arlie Harman Tobler on preserving, sewing, casket work, farming, and country store she ran with her husband, Sherman.
A lively 2016 interview with Arva Conner Coleman, age 95, on farm life, one-room schools, and enterprise. She believed, “you’ve got to work. Work’s the one thing that has to go on.”
Carl Dobbins, Mae Dobbins, and Iva Bower describe their life on the river at the Dobbins home in Floyd County.
2017 oral history interview with Dale Belcher, as part of a high school, university, and non-profit project partnership
The Thompsons’ 2002 interview reflects a love of place and family, and a lifetime of beef cattle farming along the Little River.
Earl Moles provides a richly detailed 2000, Buffalo Mountain interview on area music, hunting, butchering, logging, games, preserving, country stores, and horse training.
2006 interview with long-time Locust Grove resident, Effie King Brown, on known migrations in and out of Floyd County, Virginia.
George Shelor provides a rich occupational and work themed interview (2000) with a detailed, place-based, family history of farm skills and enterprise.
In an interview focused on work themes, Harless and Blanche Wood speak of everyday rural life through the decades, from self-sufficiency on the land to later work with the National Park Service.
Mr. and Mrs. Alderman describe farm, family, and work life in the Buffalo Mt. area of Floyd County, with additional descriptions of music, recreation activities, and church.
A 1999 interview at the Rutrough home. The couple relate stories of local history, early medical practice, rural, recreational, and home life, Buffalo Mt. area, Willis.
Marie Vaughn Gallimore’s 2001 interview holds details on WGFC Radio station history and family life in the Burks Fork area of Floyd County, Virginia.
Nola Albert interview, Floyd County, Virginia, about observational and personal knowledge of migration in and out of Floyd, generational migration, and changes in town.
A WWII-era oral history with Orland Phillips of Indian Valley, Virginia. He was drafted prior to Pearl Harbor and served four years, seven months as an Army machinist in the South Pacific.
Roger Shortt describes WWII service overseas in detail as he repaired bridges on the Rhine.
Centered on the Depression and WWII, Sunny Bernardine shares her perspectives as a USO dancer. She notes changes over the years in women’s roles, mentioning the WWII poster icon “Rosie the Riveter” as an example.
Tom Franko, originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, came to Floyd as a founding member of the Zephyr community.