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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of James G. Patton
RLIN number: NXCP87-A124
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Childhood in Colorado; life insurance salesman 1920s; creation of farmers union insurance program, 1932-34; executive secretary and later president of Colorado Farmers Union, 1934-1941; president, National Farmers Union, 1940-1966: producer and consumer cooperatives, membership struggles, relations with other farmers unions and farm organizations, national politics, international affairs, relationships with labor unions; impressions of United States presidents from Franklin Roosevelt to Jimmy Carter; reminiscences of Charles Brannan, Henry Wallace, Ed Costigan, Josephine Roach and others.
Extent: Transcript: 285 leaves, Tape: 6 cassettes, Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1978 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Patton, James G., 1902-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1902
Speaker occupation: Agriculturist
Age at speaking: 76
Document date: 1978
Interviewer: Livermore, Charles
Organizations discussed: National Farmers Union, US
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Agriculture--United States; National Farmers Union, US; North America; 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: Agricultural cooperative credit associations; Agriculture--Economic aspects; Agriculturists; Patton, James G., 1902-; United States--Economic conditions--1945-
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0017090-12533