Oral history interview with Romana Javitz, 1965 Feb. 23
Javitz, Romana, 1903-1980
Doud, Richard Keith
United States.Farm Security Administration
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
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Sound recording: 1 sound tape ; 7 in.
Transcript: 20 p.
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Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
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.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Romana Javitz, 1965 Feb. 23. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Transcript: microfilm reel 3949 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Romana Javitz (1903-1980) was a photographer and teacher from New York, N.Y. Associated with Farm Security Administration. Director of NYPL Picture Collection.
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