Reminiscences of Milburn Lincoln Wilson : oral history, 1956.
Scope and Contents
Childhood, education; early farming experiences in Nebraska and Montana; dry-farming; Nonpartisan League; grain cooperatives; McNary-Haugen Bill; Fairway Farms Corporation; Department of Agriculture, 1924; advisory trip to Russia, 1929; extension service; Grange, Farmers' Union; Bureau of Agricultural Economics; domestic allotment plans, writing agricultural speeches for Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1932; first hundred days; Agricultural Adjustment Administration; land resettlement, use of submarginal land; Division of Subsistence Homesteads in Interior Department, 1933; Arthurdale project; Cuban sugar survey; Assistant Secretary of Agriculture, 1934; shelter belts; Farm Security Administration; Roerich expedition, Wallace mysticism; visits of George Russell; Dust Bowl and land use; Department of Agriculture purge; Resettlement Administration; soil conservation; 1936 campaign; Under Secretary of Agriculture, 1937; impressions of many prominent New Deal figures, especially Henry A. Wallace, Rexford Tugwell, Chester Davis.
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