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Oral history interview with C. B. (Calvin Benhan) Baldwin

Interviewee:
Baldwin, Calvin Benham, 1902-1975  Search this
Interviewer:
Doud, Richard Keith  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
United States. Farm Security Administration  Search this
Stryker, Roy Emerson, 1893-1975  Search this
Tugwell, Rexford G. (Rexford Guy), 1891-1979  Search this
Extent:
34 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 February 25
Scope and Contents:
An interview of C.B. Baldwin conducted 1965 February 25, by Richard K. Doud, for the Archives of American Art. Baldwin speaks of his family's influence on his development; working in Washington, D.C. with Rexford Tugwell for the Department of Agriculture; the New Deal projects which led to the formation of the Farm Security Administration; the photography project of the Farm Security Administration; finding photographers for the project; the usefulness of the work produced by the FSA. He recalls Roy Stryker.
Biographical / Historical:
C. B. (Calvin Benhan) Baldwin (1902-1975) was an administrator with the Farm Security Administration. The Farm Security Administration, under its Historic Section photographed the harsh living conditions of poverty-stricken rural and urban America during the late 1930s through the 1940s.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 5 min.
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.
Topic:
Documentary photography -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.baldwi65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-baldwi65

Untitled, Chicago, Illinois

Artist:
Gordon Parks, born Fort Scott, KS 1912-died New York City 2006  Search this
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
sheet and image: 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (34.3 x 24.1 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1950
Topic:
Ethnic\African-American  Search this
Recreation\leisure\smoking  Search this
Figure male\full length  Search this
Cityscape\Illinois\Chicago  Search this
Architecture Interior\commercial\tavern  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
Copyright:
© 1950, Gordon Parks Foundation
Object number:
1998.121.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk732188e62-2e5f-4110-b849-a084a106fc01
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1998.121.2

Coney Island

Artist:
Sid Grossman, born New York City 1913-died New York City 1955  Search this
Medium:
gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
sheet: 8 x 9 7/8 in. (20.3 x 25.1 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1947-1948
Topic:
Figure female  Search this
Recreation\sport and play  Search this
Landscape\New York  Search this
Landscape\New York\Coney Island  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum Purchase
Copyright:
©Miriam Grossman Cohen, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York
Object number:
1991.59.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7f97dd008-7bf0-4950-be94-45399b074ea1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1991.59.1

Photographic History Collection: Berenice Abbott

Maker:
Abbott, Berenice  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Object Name:
Berenice Abbott Collection
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1924-1956
1920
Subject:
Architecture, Commercial Buildings  Search this
Consumerism  Search this
ID Number:
COLL.PHOTOS.000017
Accession number:
288852
234066
Catalog number:
69.216.01-15
6126
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Advertising
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-4fe2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1322712

Pendulum (Small Arc)

Photographer:
Abbott, Berenice  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 19 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in; 49.53 cm x 11.43 cm
Object Name:
photograph
Date made:
1950s
ID Number:
PG.69.216.15
Catalog number:
69.216.15
Accession number:
288852
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Science & Mathematics
Sputnik
Art
Berenice Abbott Collection
Photo History Collection
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-4b00-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1321952

James Joyce

Referenced:
Joyce, James  Search this
Maker:
Abbott, Berenice  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 13 3/8 in x 10 1/4 in; 33.9725 cm x 26.035 cm
Object Name:
photograph
Place made:
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Date made:
1928
ID Number:
PG.69.216.01
Accession number:
288852
Catalog number:
69.216.01
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Berenice Abbott Collection
Photo History Collection
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-05d1-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1321967

Eugène Atget

Referenced:
Atget, Eugene  Search this
Maker:
Abbott, Berenice  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 13 1/2 in x 10 1/2 in; 34.29 cm x 26.67 cm
Object Name:
photograph
Place made:
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Date made:
ca 1924-1929
ID Number:
PG.69.216.02
Accession number:
288852
Catalog number:
69.216.02
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Berenice Abbott Collection
Photo History Collection
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-0689-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1321968

Princesse Eugènie Murat

Maker:
Abbott, Berenice  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 13 1/2 in x 10 3/8 in; 34.29 cm x 26.3525 cm
Object Name:
photograph
Place made:
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Date made:
ca 1924-1929
ID Number:
PG.69.216.03
Accession number:
288852
Catalog number:
69.216.03
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Berenice Abbott Collection
Photo History Collection
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-068a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1321969

Chicken Market, 55 Hester Street

Maker:
Abbott, Berenice  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 13 1/2 in x 10 3/8 in; 34.29 cm x 26.3525 cm
Object Name:
photograph
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1937-02-11
ID Number:
PG.69.216.04
Accession number:
288852
Catalog number:
69.216.04
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Berenice Abbott Collection
Photo History Collection
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-05d2-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1321970

Blossom Restaurant, 103 Bowery

Maker:
Abbott, Berenice  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 3/8 in x 13 1/2 in; 26.3525 cm x 34.29 cm
Object Name:
photograph
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1935-10-24
ID Number:
PG.69.216.05
Accession number:
288852
Catalog number:
69.216.05
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Berenice Abbott Collection
Photo History Collection
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-068b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1321971

Newsstand, 32nd St. and 3rd Ave.

Maker:
Abbott, Berenice  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 15 1/2 in x 19 1/2 in; 39.37 cm x 49.53 cm
Object Name:
photograph
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1935-11-19
ID Number:
PG.69.216.07
Accession number:
288852
Catalog number:
69.216.07
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Berenice Abbott Collection
Photo History Collection
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-068c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1321973

Court of the First Model Tenement in New York City, 361-365 71st St., 1325-1343 First Ave., 360-364 72nd St.

Maker:
Abbott, Berenice  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 13 3/4 in x 11 in; 34.925 cm x 27.94 cm
Object Name:
photograph
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1936-03-16
ID Number:
PG.69.216.08
Accession number:
288852
Catalog number:
69.216.08
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Berenice Abbott Collection
Photo History Collection
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-0699-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1321974

Cherry St.

Maker:
Abbott, Berenice  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 1/2 in x 9 1/4 in; 19.05 cm x 23.495 cm
Object Name:
photograph
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1931
ID Number:
PG.69.216.09
Accession number:
288852
Catalog number:
69.216.09
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Berenice Abbott Collection
Photo History Collection
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-0910-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1321975

Night Aerial View, Midtown Manhattan

Maker:
Abbott, Berenice  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 13 1/2 in x 10 5/8 in; 34.29 cm x 26.9875 cm
Object Name:
photograph
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1933
ID Number:
PG.69.216.10
Accession number:
288852
Catalog number:
69.216.10
See more items in:
Work and Industry: Photographic History
Berenice Abbott Collection
Photo History Collection
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-0911-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1321976

Survey Associates selected correspondence, 1891-1952

Creator:
Survey Associates  Search this
Subject:
Stryker, Roy Emerson  Search this
Hine, Lewis Wickes  Search this
Kellogg, Paul Underwood  Search this
Kellogg, Arthur P.  Search this
Taylor, Paul Schuster  Search this
Lange, Dorothea  Search this
United States  Search this
Place:
United States -- Social conditions
Topic:
Survey graphic  Search this
Survey midmontly  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Documentary photography  Search this
Social problems  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10588
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214064
AAA_collcode_survasso
Theme:
Ephemera, Miscellany, and General Art Related
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214064

Roy Emerson Stryker papers [microfilm]

Creator:
Stryker, Roy Emerson, 1893-1975  Search this
Names:
United States. Farm Security Administration. Historical Section  Search this
Collier, John, Jr., 1913-1992  Search this
Delano, Jack  Search this
Evans, Walker, 1903-1975  Search this
Lange, Dorothea  Search this
Lee, Russell, 1903-1986  Search this
Locke, Edwin  Search this
Rothstein, Arthur, 1915-1985  Search this
Vachon, John, 1914-1975  Search this
Wolcott, Marion Post, 1910-1990  Search this
Extent:
9 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Place:
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945
Date:
1932-1964
Scope and Contents:
Papers documenting Stryker's career as the head of the Farm Security Administration's photographic section, including correspondence with John Collier, Jack Delano, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Russell Lee, Edwin Locke, Arthur Rothstein, John Vachon, Marion Post Wolcott and others; reports; articles on Stryker and the FSA; publications; speeches; photographs and miscellaneous materials.
Biographical / Historical:
Director of the Farm Security Administration Historical Section; Washington, D.C. Under Stryker the Photographic project of the FSA documented the drought, poverty and despair of rural and urban America during the Depression.
Provenance:
Papers lent for microfilming 1963-1966 by Roy Stryker.
Topic:
New Deal, 1933-1939  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Federal aid to the public welfare  Search this
Art and state  Search this
Documentary photography -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.stryroyp
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-stryroyp

Oral history interview with Marion Post Wolcott

Interviewee:
Wolcott, Marion Post, 1910-1990  Search this
Interviewer:
Doud, Richard Keith  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
United States. Farm Security Administration. Historical Section  Search this
Stryker, Roy Emerson, 1893-1975  Search this
Extent:
23 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 January 18
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Marion Post Wolcott conducted 1965 January 18, by Richard Doud, for the Archives of American Art, at the artist's home, in Mill Valley, California.
Wolcott speaks of her background in photography; experimenting with cameras; working as a photojournalist; joining the Farm Security Administration project; her first assignment photographing West Virginia coal miners; the camaraderie among the FSA photographers; the propagandistic aspects of the work; how the program was run and work assigned; her interest in landscapes; problems of being a woman photographer; the learning experience of meeting Americans all over the country; and the FSA project's long-term value. She recalls Roy Stryker.
Biographical / Historical:
Marion Post Wolcott (1910-1990) was a photographer from San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound cassette. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav file. Duration is 1 hr., 4 min.
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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Women photographers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Documentary photography  Search this
Photographers -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.wolcot65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wolcot65

Oral history interview with Todd Webb

Interviewee:
Webb, Todd  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984  Search this
Callahan, Harry M.  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia , 1887-1986  Search this
Stieglitz, Alfred, 1864-1946  Search this
Extent:
57 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1990 September 4-1992 May 22
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Todd Webb conducted 1990 September 4-1992 May 22, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art. Webb speaks of his childhood in Detroit and Ontario, Canada; friendship with photographer Harry Callahan and the influence of a course by Ansel Adams on them both; service as a Navy photographer in World War II; development of a close friendship with Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O'Keeffe during the late 1940s; photographic assignments with FORTUNE magazine for Standard Oil Company under Roy Stryker, and in England and France under Rene Leonhardt, a photo agency; writing and photographic essays on the American West; assignments in 1960s for the United Nations; sale, in the 1970s, of negatives and work to date to the collector George Rinhart; residence in Maine; and his frequent travels.
Biographical / Historical:
Todd Webb (1905-2000) was a photographer and writer from Bath, Maine. Born Charles Clayton Webb III, in Detroit, Michigan, in 1905. Studied with Ansel Adams.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hrs., 32 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Documentary photography  Search this
Photographers -- Maine -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.webb90
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-webb90

Oral history interview with Edwin and Louise Rosskam

Interviewee:
Rosskam, Edwin, 1903-1985  Search this
Rosskam, Louise, 1910-2003  Search this
Interviewer:
Doud, Richard Keith  Search this
Creator:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
United States. Farm Security Administration. Historical Section  Search this
Lange, Dorothea  Search this
Stryker, Roy Emerson, 1893-1975  Search this
Vachon, John, 1914-1975  Search this
Wolcott, Marion Post, 1910-1990  Search this
Wright, Richard, 1908-1960  Search this
Extent:
70 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 August 3
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Edwin and Louise Rosskam conducted 1965 August 3, by Richard Doud, for the Archives of American Art, at their home, in Roosevelt, N.J.
Edwin Rosskam speaks of his background and youth in Germany; coming to the United States; his education in painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts; the early development of his interest in photography; getting his photojournalism career started; joining the Farm Security Administration and working under Roy Stryker; the view of America presented by the work produced by the FSA; photography exhibits he has done; the effect upon him of the people he met and photographed during his FSA career; the political impact of the FSA; applications and uses of the photographs produced by the FSA; the project's strengths and weaknesses; books and other projects he has contributed to. He recalls Roy Stryker, Dorothea Lange, Marion Post Wolcott, John Vachon, and the novelist Richard Wright. Louise Rosskam discusses the impact upon her of the people who were photographed, propagandistic aspects of the work, and the impact of the FSA project on photojournalism.
Biographical / Historical:
Edwin (1903-1985) and Louis Rosskam (1910-2003) were photographers from Roosevelt, N.J.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 49 min.
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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Documentary photography  Search this
Photographers -- New Jersey -- Roosevelt -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.rosska65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rosska65

Oral history interview with Gordon Parks

Creator:
Parks, Gordon, 1912-2006  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Interviewer:
Doud, Richard Keith  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
United States. Farm Security Administration  Search this
Stryker, Roy Emerson, 1893-1975  Search this
Extent:
19 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 Dec. 30
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Gordon Parks conducted 1964 Dec. 30, by Richard Doud, for the Archives of American Art, in New York, N.Y.
Parks speaks of his background; his early interest in photography; influences on him; his early career as a fashion photographer; joining the Farm Security Administration; his early impressions of the FSA; Roy Stryker's influence and guidance; how being Black and the experience of racism influenced his ability to relate to his subjects; memorable people he met during the FSA years; his post-FSA career, including his novels and his work for LIFE; and his opinions about the FSA's impact on people and on photography.
Biographical / Historical:
Gordon Parks (1912-2006) was a filmmaker, author, photographer, and composer from New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 1 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 1 min.
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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Filmmakers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Composers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art and race  Search this
Documentary photography  Search this
Photography  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American photographers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.parks64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-parks64

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