Wilson, Elvin 2015-08-25

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This interview features Elvin Wilson. Wilson discusses his life as a farmer in West Texas and his involvement in the National Famers Organization and the American Agriculture Movement. Wilson also recounts his experience in the navy during World War Two.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Elvin Wilson

Additional Parties Recorded: n/a

Date: August 25, 2015

Location: Hereford, Texas

Interviewer: Andy Wilkinson

Length: 01:42:01 (1 hours, 42 minutes)


Background and family; Dust Storm and farm life; Siblings and South Dakota ranch; Moving back to Texas; Farm crisis and NFO involvement; Involvement in the American Agriculture Movement; Accomplishments of Washington D.C. trip; Wilson’s children; Lasting effects of the American Agriculture Movement; Changes in agriculture; Military service; Story about Wilson’s father; Leg injury; Son and grandson

Access Information

Original Recording Format: born digital audio

Recording Format Notes: audio CD recording available for listening in our Reading Room

Transcript: forthcoming

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