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Jung, Theodor, 1906-1996  Search this
Doud, Richard Keith  Search this
United States. Farm Security Administration. Historical Section  Search this
United States. Federal Emergency Relief Administration  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Sound recordings
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
1 Sound tape reel, Sound recordings: (1 hour 15 min.), 7 in.; 27 Pages, Transcript
Access Note / Rights:
This interview is open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
An interview of Theodor Jung conducted 1965 Jan. 19, by Richard Doud, for the Archives of American Art. Jung speaks of his first camera and the development of his interest in photography; subject matter that interested him early; poverty and other social problems that moved him; his European travels; starting out with the Federal Emergency Relief Administration as a draftsman and later as a photographer; working with the Farm Security Administration (FSA) photography project; how work was assigned in the FSA; subjects' responses to the photographers; propagandistic aspects of the project; public reaction to the project; his post-FSA career; and uses for the photographs.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Theodor Jung, 1965 Jan. 19. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3697 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Biography Note:
Theodor Jung (1906-1996) was a photographer from Palo Alto, Calif. Worked on Farm Security Administration documenting Depression-era America.
Language Note:
English .
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
Documentary photography  Search this
Photographers -- Interviews  Search this
Photography  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art