Burley Tobacco Oral History Collection, 1983-1988.


Burley Tobacco Oral History Collection, 1983-1988.

This collection of oral history interviews documents the heyday of the tobacco industry and the first decades of its decline in Kentucky. The collection will be of particular interest to researchers of economic and agricultural history. The interviews, which date from the early-to-mid-1980s, cover all aspects of the tobacco industry in the Kentucky and, in some cases, the world; topics include everything from traditional farming methods to the changing international marketplace. Interviewees include farmers, company executives, tobacco plant workers, leaders of major tobacco organizations, agricultural extension agents, buyers, auctioneers, warehouse men, agronomists, lawyers and journalists. The collection consists of 62 interviews on 78 60-min. audio cassette tapes. The collection also includes transcripts of 59 of the interviews, and cassette user copies of all tapes.

78 sound cassettes (ca. 58 hr.) : analog, stereo.Transcripts : 7 folders.

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Valleau, William Dorney, 1891-

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Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association.

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Council on Burley Tobacco.

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American Tobacco Company

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True to the Farm (Radio program)

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Kentucky Farm Bureau

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WFTM (Radio station : Maysville, Ky.)

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Rickard, F. W.

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Kentucky Oral History Commission

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Berry, John M., Sr.

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Watts, John C. (John Clarence), 1902-1971.

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Congressman. Born in Nicholasville, Ky., Watts graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1926 and was admitted to the Kentucky Bar Association in 1927. He was active in state politics from 1928 until 1951, when he was elected to the U.S. Congress to represent Kentucky's Sixth District. He remained in this position until his death 20 years later. As a Democratic congressman, Watts proved to be a moderate conservative who strongly supported the tobacco and whiskey indus...

Klee, John

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Clay Seed Company.

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Boswell, David E., Jr., 1949-

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