Allen, Dale D. 2016-07-28

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This interview features Dale Allen who discusses his memoir about working in the Soil Conservation Service. Allen shares how he became a photographer, and his time working with the SCS in the public information office.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Dale D. Allen

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: July 28, 2016

Location: Temple, Texas

Interviewer: Andy Wilkinson

Length: 01:57:27


Dale’s memoir; Being a Photographer; Working at SCS as being a calling; How Dale picked up photography; Joining the army; USDA Annual Reports; How his position helped Soil Conservationists; The impact of the Food Security Act; When Dale started writing his memoir; The ‘Don’t Mess With Texas’ campaign; Three books about soil and conservation; Songwriting and the music industry

Access Information

Original Recording Format: born digital

Recording Format Notes: patrons may listen to a CD copy in our reading room

Transcript: Transcript available on dspace

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