Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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This draft of a House resolution by Abbitt, directed the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct research into the quality and health factors of tobacco and other ingredients and materials used in the manufacture of cigarettes. This copy includes a…

This is a copy of a document listing the bills and resolutions introduced by Abbitt in the 82nd Congress, including bills about commemorative stamps, tobacco, peanuts, the Appomattox Courthouse National Monument, and the establishment of the Air…

This bill, introduced by Abbitt in the House of Representatives, called for amendments to an act concerning marketing quotas and price supports for fire-cured, dark air-cured, and Virginia sun-cured tobacco.

Newton of Williamston, North Carolina, wrote to Abbitt to discuss problems surrounding the surplus of tobacco and the separation of Type 21 Virginian dark-fired tobacco from Type 22, 23, and 24 Kentucky and Tennessee tobacco. Abbitt thanked Newton…

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Newspaper editorial from Farmville Herald congratulating Abbitt on preventing the passing of a bill seen as unfavorable to growers of dark-fired tobacco

Two vinyl records distributed by 'The Academy of Creative Salesmanship of the National Association of Tobacco Distributors'. The vinyls were meant to instruct people on how to sell a product and convince people. They were created by Dr Jesse S.…

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Abbitt wrote to J.P. Noble of Rice, Virginia, and Mrs. Derwood Walker of Church Road, Virginia to send them a press release about upcoming hearings of the Tobacco subcommittee to give to those who opposed pending legislation on the tobacco program. …

A series of pamphlets charging U.S. cigarette companies with using "Communist Tobacco," created by the Committee to Warn of the Arrival of Communist Merchandise on the Local Business Scene. This piece of propaganda also includes letters from R. J.…

Editorial in the FarmVille Herald objecting to negative economic consequences for Virginia farmers of grouping of Type 21 Virginian grown with Type 22, 23 and 24 in the tobacco allotment program.

These three photographs illustrate the process by which tobacco was cured in the U.S. South.

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