Oral history interview with Jack and Irene Delano, 1965 June 12
Delano, Jack, 1914-1997
Doud, Richard Keith
Stryker, Roy Emerson
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
United States.Farm Security Administration.Historical Section.Photographs
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Transcript: 63 pages
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav file. Duration is 2 hr., 22 min.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Jack and Irene Delano in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, conducted 1965 June 12, by Richard Doud, for the Archives of American Art.
Delano speaks of his arts background and his background in photography; an early project photographing Pennsylvania coal miners; how he became associated with the Farm Security Administration; Roy Stryker's guidance; the growth of the project; how the FSA affected him personally; problems he had on assignments; significant experiences in the field; Stryker as an administrator; some areas he covered and his memories of them; the value of the project; his post-FSA career. Delano's wife, Irene, is also present and speaks of her own contribution to the project.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Jack and Irene Delano, 1965 June 12. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Transcript available on-line.
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Jack Delano (1914-1997) was a photographer from Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico.
This interview conducted as part of the Archives of American Art's New Deal and the Arts project, which includes over 400 interviews of artists, administrators, historians, and others involved with the federal government's art programs and the activities of the Farm Security Administration in the 1930s and early 1940s.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001