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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Henry Agard Wallace
RLIN number: NXCP88-A
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: A memoir abundantly supported by diaries and correspondence. Childhood; WALLACE'S FARMER; impressions of Henry Cantwell Wallace; the McNary-Haugen fight; election of 1932; organizing the Department of Agriculture and Agricultural Adjustment Administration; Hugh Johnson; National Recovery Administration and early New Deal personalities; Resettlement Administration; election of 1936; Supreme Court fight; New Deal and farm problems, 1937; Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938; "Ever-Normal Granary"; recession, 1937-39; the "purge"; politics and the third term issue; Food Stamp plan; food administration; Forest Service controversy; election of 1940; Mexican trip; World War II; stockpiling; Supply Priorities and Allocations Board; Board of Economic Warfare; Vice-Presidency; "The Century of the Common Man" speech; United States-British relations; invasion of North Africa; Latin American trip, 1943; Britain and Russia in wartime; Democratic Party politics, 1943; trip to Soviet Asia; election of 1944; Department of Commerce; United Nations; Export-Import Bank; Russia after the war; Palestine; resignation; Bernard Baruch atomic energy plan; NEW REPUBLIC; trips abroad; Progressive Party and the election of 1948; policies.
Extent: Transcript: 5197 leaves, Tape: 3 reels, Miscellaneous papers relating to oral history
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1976. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part III, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1951 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Wallace, Henry Agard, 1888-1965
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1888
Speaker occupation: Cabinet member; Government executive
Age at speaking: 63
Document date: 1951
Interviewer: Albertson, Dean, 1920-
Organizations discussed: U.S. Department of Agriculture; U.S. Department of Commerce
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Government executives--United States; North America; Oral history; Presidents--United States--Election--1948; U.S. Department of Agriculture; U.S. Department of Commerce; United States; United States--Foreign relations--1933-1945; United States--Politics and government--1933-1945; United States--Politics and government--1945-; Vice-Presidents--United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: New Deal, 1933-1939; United States--Economic policy--1933-1945; Wallace, Henry Agard, 1888-1965
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0019724-15167