J. Con Lanier Oral History Interview

March 19, 1973
Oral History #OH0009
Lanier, J. Con, 1891-1975; Lennon, Donald R.
Physical description
0.005 Cubic Feet, 1 audiocasette, 1.5 hour, 26 pages
Preferred Citation
J. Con Lanier Oral History Interview (#OH0009), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Scope and arrangement

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.

Administrative information
Source of acquisition

Gift of J. Con Lanier

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Encoded by Apex Data Services

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Repository does not own copyright to the oral history collection. Permission to cite, reproduce, or broadcast must be obtained from both the repository and the participants in the oral history, or their heirs.

General note


Key terms
Personal Names
Lanier, J. Con, 1891-1975
Corporate Names
Marshall Plan
United States. Army--Officers
Lawyers--North Carolina--Greenville
Tobacco farmers--North Carolina--Greenville
Tobacco--Law and legislation--North Carolina
World War, 1914-1918--France
World War, 1939-1945--Economic aspects--North Carolina