Interview with Alben W. Barkley, October 22, 1953

Project: Alben W. Barkley Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Alben W. Barkley describes two important legislative acts of the New Deal. He explains the purpose of the National Industrial Recovery Act which was administered by General Hugh Johnson. The act provided for universal standards for wages, and Barkley discusses some problems that this caused for Kentucky industries that did not have skilled labor forces. Barkley also discusses early supporters of the New Deal who later became bitter including General Johnson. Barkley also provides information on the "Gold Clause" legislation that devalued the dollar.

Interview Accession

2006oh055_bark020

Interviewee Name

Alben W. Barkley

Interviewer Name

Sidney Shalett

Interview Date

1953-10-22

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Barkley, Alben W. Interview by Sidney Shalett. 22 Oct. 1953. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Barkley, A.W. (1953, October 22). Interview by S. Shalett. Alben W. Barkley Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Barkley, Alben W., interview by Sidney Shalett. October 22, 1953, Alben W. Barkley Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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