Interview with Gilbert Darnell, June 18, 1985

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

Interview Summary

Tobacco buyer for Parker Tobacco, smaller companies that went out of business, how dealers get orders, types of cities and differences in the work environment, relationship among buyers, Piedmont Leaf Tobacco Company, flue-cured tobacco, buying season, bidding process, first sale of a season, different tobaccos and use in cigarettes, differences in slick and grainy tobacco, how Parker Tobacco works with the co-op, different types of tobacco, wrapper tobacco, involvement in Honduras and Brazil, most important changes in tobacco business, foreign buyers, domestic companies' attitudes toward tobacco and how they use dealers, differences in tobacco according to region, work in the tobacco processing plant, houseburn tobacco, nicotine in tobacco

Interview Accession

1995oh155_ff485

Interviewee Name

Gilbert Darnell

Interviewer Name

John Klee

Interview Date

1985-06-18

Interview Keyword

Heritage farms

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Darnell, Gilbert Interview by John Klee. 18 Jun. 1985. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Darnell, G. (1985, June 18). 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.

Darnell, Gilbert, interview by John Klee. June 18, 1985, Family Farms of Kentucky: Burley Tobacco Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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