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Oral history interview with Romana Javitz, 1965 Feb. 23

Interviewee:
Javitz, Romana, 1903-1980
Interviewer:
Doud, Richard Keith
Subject:
Evans, Walker
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
United States.Farm Security Administration
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Sound recording: 1 sound tape ; 7 in.
Transcript: 20 p.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Summary:
An interview of Romana Javitz conducted 1965 Feb. 23, by Richard Doud, for the Archives of American Art, February 23, 1965. Javitz speaks of her views on photographs; Farm Security Administration Photo File; Walker Evans; opinion of federal government being involved with photographs; and her background as an artist.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Romana Javitz, 1965 Feb. 23. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript: microfilm reel 3949 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Romana Javitz (1903-1980) was a photographer and teacher from New York, N.Y. Associated with Farm Security Administration. Director of NYPL Picture Collection.
Provenance:
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:
Artists
Documentary photography
Federal aid to the arts
Interviews
Photographers
Sound recordings
Women artists
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12963
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213590
AAA_collcode_javitz65
Theme:
New Deal
Women
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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