|Title:||J. Con Lanier Oral History Interview|
Lanier, J. Con
Lennon, Donald R.
|Repository:||ECU Manuscript Collection|
|Extent:||0.0050 Cubic feet, 1 audiocasette, 1.5 hour, 26 pages.|
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J. Con Lanier Oral History Interview (#OH0009), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
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Mr. Lanier, a veteran of World War I and a leading tobacco expert, relates his experiences as a soldier and tobacconist. He discusses his role in drafting the first tobacco production control legislation (1933-1934), efforts to gain support from farmers, introduction of grading systems, development of export markets, tobacco taxes, acreage quotas, and changes in marketing and production methods since 1930. On World War I he elaborates on experiences as a soldier in France and Germany. For related material see Collection #229.
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