Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hrs., 27 min.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Charlotte Aiken and Helen Wool conducted 1964 April 17, by Richard Doud, for the Archives of American Art.
Both women discuss working for the Farm Security Administration under Roy Stryker.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Charlotte Aiken and Helen Wool, 1964 April 17. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Charlotte Aiken was an accountant and Helen Wool was Roy Stryker's secretary in the Farm Security Administration; both are from Washington, D.C. Stryker was director of the FSA photographic survey of rural and urban America during the depression.
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