Interview with James W. Martin, February 18, 1981

Project: University of Kentucky Oral History Project

  • Description
  • Play Interview
  • Rights & Request
  • Citation

Interview Summary

In this interview with James W. Martin, former director of the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Kentucky, Martin discusses the effects of World War II on many aspects of society. He talks about how the war affected Kentucky's economy, as well as the economy of all of the Southern states. He discusses how the war affected the Bureau of Business Research, and talks about the University of Kentucky's lack of preparation for the influx of students returning after the end of the war.

Martin discusses at length the issues he found with tax administration in Kentucky, focusing primarily on property tax. He talks about property tax discrimination and the number of properties in Kentucky illegally listed as being tax exempt. He talks about conducting financial studies for the city of Louisville, as well as other cities throughout Kentucky, and discusses his findings. He talks about being a consultant for various politicians, including Mayor Charles Farnsley and Governor Earle Clements.

Interview Accession

1981oh017_af123

Interviewee Name

James W. Martin

Interviewer Name

William J. Marshall

Interview Date

1981-02-18

Interview Rights

All rights to the interviews, including but not restricted to legal title, copyrights and literary property rights, have been transferred to the University of Kentucky Libraries.

Interview Usage

Interviews may be reproduced with permission from Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Restriction

No Restrictions


access interview in full screen  

Interviews may be reproduced with permission from Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, Special Collections, University of Kentucky Libraries.

All rights to the interviews, including but not restricted to legal title, copyrights and literary property rights, have been transferred to the University of Kentucky Libraries.

Add this interview to your cart in order to begin the process of requesting access to a copy of and/or permission to reproduce interview(s). 


Martin, James W. Interview by William J. Marshall. 18 Feb. 1981. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Martin, J.W. (1981, February 18). Interview by W. J. Marshall. University of Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Martin, James W., interview by William J. Marshall. February 18, 1981, University of Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





Persistent Link for this Record: https://kentuckyoralhistory.org/ark:/16417/xt79cn6z020z