Interview with Paul Collins, September 29, 1983

Project: Family Farms of Kentucky: Burley Tobacco Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Farmer/revenue agent, Mason County, Mayslick, "Night Riders," personal background, growing wheat, working in the Post Office, military service during World War One, work during World War Two as a tax commissioner, work in the Revenue Department and the Legislative Research Commission, growing tobacco in early 20th century, the Equity pool in 1907, Star tobacco and early cigarettes, pinhookers, price instability of tobacco crop in 1920s, importance of horses in beginning of 20th century, superstititions in the planting of tobacco, differences over time in the cutting of tobacco, picking a tobacco warehouse, changes in lifestyle of farmers after introduction of tobacco program, building of warehouses in Mason County, tenants and leasing tobacco

Interview Accession

1995oh172_ff502

Interviewee Name

Paul Collins

Interviewer Name

John Klee

Interview Date

1983-09-29

Interview Keyword

Heritage farms

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Collins, Paul Interview by John Klee. 29 Sep. 1983. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Collins, P. (1983, September 29). Interview by J. Klee. Family Farms of Kentucky: Burley Tobacco Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Collins, Paul, interview by John Klee. September 29, 1983, Family Farms of Kentucky: Burley Tobacco Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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