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Oral history interview with Carl Mydans, 1964 Apr. 29

view Oral history interview with Carl Mydans, 1964 Apr. 29 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Mydans, Carl, 1907-2004
Interviewer:
Doud, Richard Keith
Subject:
Stryker, Roy Emerson
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
United States. Farm Security Administration. Historical Section
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Transcript: 15 p.
General Note:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformated in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 28 min.
Access Note / Rights:
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Summary:
An interview of Carl Mydans conducted 1964 Apr. 29, by Richard Doud, for the Archives of American Art.
Mydans speaks of his background in photography and photojournalism; joining the Farm Security Administration staff; Roy Stryker as a catalyst for creativity; some of his outstanding experiences with the FSA; styles of different photographers; the significance of the FSA in American history, and how it changed Americans' awareness of other Americans; subjects of his photographs and their treatment of him; the influence of his fellow FSA photographers; technological changes in photography.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Carl Mydans, 1964 Apr. 29. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript: microfilm reel 3697 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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:
Carl Mydans (1907-2004) was a photographer, associated with the Farm Security Administration.
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)12389
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213679
AAA_collcode_mydans64
Theme:
Photography
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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