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Reminiscences of Milburn Lincoln Wilson : oral history, 1956.

Creator: Wilson, M. L. 1885-1969.
Project: Individual interviews oral history collection.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript 2,165 leaves. Tape 1 reel.
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note


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.


Access Conditions

Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1975. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.

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