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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Samuel B. Bledsoe
RLIN number: NXCP87-A22
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Childhood and education; newspaper work in Memphis, 1921-23, and Washington, D.C., 1928-35; Agricultural Adjustment Administration Information Section, 1935-40; assistant to Vice President Henry Wallace, 1941; assistant to Secretary of Agriculture Wickard: preparing for war; commodity production and price ceilings; Farm Bureau Federation and the Farmers' Union; political influence of the Department of Agriculture; Pearl Harbor, reorganization and prices; control of food production and agricultural manpower; War Production Board; congressional relations; relations of the Farm Security Administration with labor and the political left; production and supply of farm machinery; control of the War Food Administration; departmental reorganization, November, 1942; Herbert W. Parisius and the Food Production Administration; Gardner Jackson; Claude Wickard as War Food Administrator, 1941-43; work with New York TIMES, US NEWS, National Cotton Council, National Association of Manufacturers, 1943-53.
Extent: Transcript: 689 leaves, Tape: 1 reel, Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1972. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part I, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1954 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Bledsoe, Samuel B., 1898-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1898
Speaker occupation: Agriculturist
Age at speaking: 56
Document date: 1954
Interviewer: Albertson, Dean, 1920-
Organizations discussed: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Agricultural administration; Agriculturists; Journalism; Journalists; New Deal, 1933-1939--United States; North America; Oral history; U.S. Department of Agriculture; United States; World War II, 1939-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Bledsoe, Samuel B., 1898-; United States--Politics and government--1933-1945; World War, 1939-1945--Food question
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0017967-13410