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Oral history interview with Jack and Irene Delano, 1965 June 12

view Oral history interview with Jack and Irene Delano, 1965 June 12 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Delano, Jack, 1914-1997
Interviewer:
Doud, Richard Keith
Subject:
Stryker, Roy Emerson
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
United States.Farm Security Administration.Historical Section.Photographs
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
Transcript: 63 pages
General Note:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav file. Duration is 2 hr., 22 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Summary:
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.
Citation:
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.
Additional Forms:
Transcript available on-line.
Funding:
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.
Biography Note:
Jack Delano (1914-1997) was a photographer from Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico.
Provenance:
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.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Documentary photography
Interviews
Photographers
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13026
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213391
AAA_collcode_delano65
Theme:
Photography
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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