Marvin Jones Oral History Interview

May 6, 1905
Oral History #OH0016
Jones, Marvin
Physical description
0.003 Cubic Feet, 16 microfiche, 1,453 pages
Preferred Citation
Marvin Jones Oral History Interview (#OH0016), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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This finding aid pertains to the transcript of an oral history conducted in 1953. The original audio format of this material is owned by Columbia University and is housed at the Oral History Research Office, Columbia University.

Biographical/historical information

Jones, a native of Texas, served in Congress (1917-1941) and as judge and chief justice of the U.S. Court of Claims (1940-1947). He was chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture (1931-1940).

Scope and arrangement

He recounts his impressions of Congress; World War I; farm legislation; Farm Bureau; National Grange; Farmer's Union; McNary-Haugen Bill; House Agriculture Committee; state and national elections; Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal; Emergency Farm Mortgage Act; Farm Credit Act; R. A.; O.E.S.; W.F.A.; and personal recollections of Henry A. Wallace, George Peek, James F. Byrnes, Claude Wickard, Chester Davis, and others.

Deposited in Microforms Department of J. Y. Joyner Library, 9/25/75

Administrative information
Source of acquisition

Gift of Marvin Jones

Processing information

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

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
Jones, Marvin, 1882-1976
Agriculture and state--United States--History--20th century
Agriculture--United States--History--20th century
United States--History--1901-1953
United States--Officials and employees