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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Milburn Lincoln Wilson
RLIN number: NXCP87-A185
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: 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.
Extent: Transcript: 2,165 leaves, Tape: 1 reel
Restrictions: Access: Open. 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. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part II, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1956 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Wilson, Milburn Lincoln, 1885-1969
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1885
Speaker occupation: Agriculturist
Age at speaking: 71
Document date: 1956
Interviewer: Albertson, Dean, 1920-
Organizations discussed: U.S. Department of Agriculture; U.S. Department of the Interior
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Agriculture--United States; Government executives--United States; North America; Oral history; U.S. Department of Agriculture; U.S. Department of the Interior; United States; United States--Politics and government--1933-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Agriculturists--United States; New Deal, 1933-1939; United States--Agricultural Adjustment Administration; United States--Bureau of Agricultural Economics; United States--Farm Security Administration; United States--Resettlement Administration; Wilson, Milburn Lincoln, 1885-1969
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0017770-13213