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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of James G. Patton
RLIN number: NXCP87-A123
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Family and education, teaching experiences, selling insurance; politics of the Depression and agriculture: Smoot-Hawley Tariff, Agricultural Adjustment Administration; Truman administration and farm policy: Missouri Valley Authority and Pick-Sloan Plan, appointment of Charles Brannan as Secretary of Agriculture, controversy over flexible parity and price supports; federal farm programs and land use through the 1970s; war on poverty: role of Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, Peace Corps, Community Action Programs; Vietnam; international food issues: shortages, Third World production, high tariffs; growth of corporate farming; president, National Farmers Union, 1940-46, role as lobbyist; McCarthyism; viability of Farmer-Labor coalitions; reminiscences of Presidents Franklin Roosevelt, Truman, Johnson and Kennedy, politicians Aubrey Williams, Sam Rayburn, Henry Wallace, Harry Hopkins, Orville Freeman, and Hubert Humphrey.
Extent: Transcript: 285 leaves
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1984. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part V, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1979 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Patton, James G., 1902-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1902
Speaker occupation: Agriculturist
Age at speaking: 77
Document date: 1979
Interviewer: Edwin, Ed
Organizations discussed: National Farmers Union, US; U.S. Department of Agriculture
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Agriculture--United States; National Farmers Union, US; North America; Oral history; U.S. Department of Agriculture; United States; United States--Economic conditions--1918-1945; United States--Politics and government--1933-1945; United States--Politics and government--1945-
Topics discussed - Other terms: Agriculturists; Farmers' cooperatives; International agricultural cooperation; Patton, James G., 1902-; United States--Agricultural Adjustment Administration; United States--Economic conditions--1945-
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0017088-12531