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Oral history interview with Russell and Jean Lee, 1964 June 2

Interviewee:
Lee, Russell Werner, 1903-1986  Search this
Lee, Russell Werner, 1903-1986  Search this
Interviewer:
Doud, Richard Keith  Search this
Subject:
Lee, Jean  Search this
Evans, Walker  Search this
Rothstein, Arthur  Search this
Vachon, John  Search this
Vanderbilt, Paul  Search this
United States. Farm Security Administration.Historical Section.Photographs  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Documentary photography  Search this
Photographers -- Texas -- Austin -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Photography  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12176
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213619
AAA_collcode_lee64
Theme:
Photography
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213619
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Dorothea Lange, 1964 May 22

Interviewee:
Lange, Dorothea, 1895-1965  Search this
Lange, Dorothea, 1895-1965  Search this
Interviewer:
Doud, Richard Keith  Search this
Subject:
Evans, Walker  Search this
Rothstein, Arthur  Search this
Stryker, Roy Emerson  Search this
Vachon, John  Search this
Vanderbilt, Paul  Search this
United States. Farm Security Administration.Historical Section.Photographs  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
New Deal art  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Documentary photography -- United States  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women photographers  Search this
Theme:
New Deal  Search this
Women  Search this
Photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11757
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213615
AAA_collcode_lange64
Theme:
New Deal
Women
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213615
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Jack and Irene Delano, 1965 June 12

Interviewee:
Delano, Jack, 1914-1997  Search this
Delano, Jack, 1914-1997  Search this
Interviewer:
Doud, Richard Keith  Search this
Subject:
Delano, Irene, 1919-  Search this
Stryker, Roy Emerson  Search this
United States. Farm Security Administration.Historical Section.Photographs  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Documentary photography  Search this
Photographers -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Photography  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13026
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213391
AAA_collcode_delano65
Theme:
Photography
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213391
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Arthur Rothstein, 1964 May 25

Interviewee:
Rothstein, Arthur, 1915-1985  Search this
Rothstein, Arthur, 1915-1985  Search this
Interviewer:
Doud, Richard Keith  Search this
Subject:
Evans, Walker  Search this
Lee, Russell  Search this
Mydans, Carl  Search this
Shahn, Ben  Search this
Stryker, Roy Emerson  Search this
United States. Farm Security Administration.Historical Section.Photographs  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Documentary photography -- United States  Search this
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Photography  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13317
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213781
AAA_collcode_rothst64
Theme:
Photography
New Deal
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213781
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Charlotte Aiken and Helen Wool, 1964 April 17

Interviewee:
Aiken, Charlotte C.  Search this
Aiken, Charlotte C.  Search this
Interviewer:
Doud, Richard Keith  Search this
Subject:
Wool, Helen D  Search this
Stryker, Roy Emerson  Search this
United States. Farm Security Administration.Historical Section.Photographs  Search this
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Women arts administrators  Search this
Documentary photography  Search this
Theme:
Photography  Search this
New Deal  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11653
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213233
AAA_collcode_aiken64
Theme:
Photography
New Deal
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213233
Online Media:

John Collier monologue, 1959

Creator:
Collier, John, 1913-1992  Search this
Collier, John, 1913-1992  Search this
Subject:
United States. Farm Security Administration.Historical Section.Photographs  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Topic:
Photography  Search this
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10829
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214572
AAA_collcode_colljohn
Theme:
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214572

Survey Associates selected correspondence, 1891-1952

Creator:
Survey Associates  Search this
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. Farm Security Administration.Historical Section.Photographs  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
Theme:
Ephemera, Miscellany, and General Art Related  Search this
Photography  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

Oral history interview with Russell and Jean Lee

Interviewee:
Lee, Russell, 1903-1986  Search this
Lee, Jean  Search this
Interviewer:
Doud, Richard Keith  Search this
Names:
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
United States. Farm Security Administration.Historical Section.Photographs  Search this
Evans, Walker, 1903-1975  Search this
Rothstein, Arthur, 1915-1985  Search this
Vachon, John, 1914-1975  Search this
Vanderbilt, Paul  Search this
Extent:
36 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 June 2
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Russell and Jean Lee conducted 1964 June 2, by Richard Doud, for the Archives of American Art.
Russell speaks of his background and education; his early interest in photography; meeting Roy Stryker and Ben Shahn; early assignments with FSA covering floods and droughts in the Midwest; overcoming technical problems while traveling around; cameras he experimented with; working in small towns and rural areas; working under Roy Stryker. He recalls John Vachon, Arthur Rothstein, and Walker Evans. Jean speaks of her first association with the FSA and working under Paul Vanderbilt. Both give personal opinions of the value of the work produced by the FSA, and speak of feelings toward the rural people who were the focus of the FSA project.
Biographical / Historical:
Russell Lee (1903-1986) was a photographer with the Farm Security Administration. Jean Russell was an administrator under Paul Vanderbilt with the Farm Security Administration of Austin, Tex.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 44 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.
Occupation:
Arts administrators -- Texas -- Austin -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Documentary photography  Search this
Photographers -- Texas -- Austin -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.lee64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97f57852d-099f-4a40-878f-c72b56598ea8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lee64
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Jack and Irene Delano

Interviewee:
Delano, Jack  Search this
Delano, Irene, 1919-  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.Photographs  Search this
Stryker, Roy Emerson, 1893-1975  Search this
Extent:
63 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1965 June 12
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Jack and Irene Delano in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, conducted 1965 June 12, by Richard Doud, for the Archives of American Art.
Delano speaks of his arts background and his background in photography; an early project photographing Pennsylvania coal miners; how he became associated with the Farm Security Administration; Roy Stryker's guidance; the growth of the project; how the FSA affected him personally; problems he had on assignments; significant experiences in the field; Stryker as an administrator; some areas he covered and his memories of them; the value of the project; his post-FSA career. Delano's wife, Irene, is also present and speaks of her own contribution to the project.
Biographical / Historical:
Jack Delano (1914-1997) was a photographer from Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav file. Duration is 2 hr., 22 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 -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.delano65
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e249858d-5667-419d-b3ba-2e63084ab0f8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-delano65
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Arthur Rothstein

Interviewee:
Rothstein, Arthur, 1915-1985  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.Photographs  Search this
Evans, Walker, 1903-1975  Search this
Lee, Russell, 1903-1986  Search this
Mydans, Carl  Search this
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969  Search this
Stryker, Roy Emerson, 1893-1975  Search this
Extent:
31 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
1964 May 25
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Arthur Rothstein conducted in New York, N.Y., 1964 May 25, by Richard Doud, for the Archives of American Art.
Rothstein speaks of the development of his interest in photography as a hobby while in pre-medical school during the Depression; meeting Roy Stryker and his early impressions of Stryker; the Resettlement Administration and its growth into the Farm Security Administration (FSA); the educational experience of working under Stryker's guidance; the influence of Ben Shahn and Walker Evans; the traveling experience and its influence on him; early assignments; developing as a photographer; documenting the Dust Bowl; the "skull" series and the controversy surrounding it; usage of the FSA works; the FSA's contribution to Rothstein's life and personal development; and going to work for LOOK magazine. He recalls Carl Mydans and Russell Lee.
Biographical / Historical:
Arthur Rothstein (1915-1985) was a photographer from New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 11 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 -- United States  Search this
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.rothst64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9bf7545fb-dd5d-44c4-953c-274df0133fea
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rothst64
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Dorothea Lange

Interviewee:
Lange, Dorothea  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.Photographs  Search this
Evans, Walker, 1903-1975  Search this
Rothstein, Arthur, 1915-1985  Search this
Stryker, Roy Emerson, 1893-1975  Search this
Vachon, John, 1914-1975  Search this
Vanderbilt, Paul  Search this
Extent:
23 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 May 22
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Dorothea Lange conducted 1964 May 22, by Richard Doud, for the Archives of American Art.
Lange speaks of her decision of photography as a career; working in commercial photography; the development of her individual style; the organization of the Farm Security Administration and her association with it; camaraderie among the FSA staff; Roy Stryker's influence and guidance and political abilities; the subjects of photographs and their reactions to being photographed; the people she encountered and her feelings about them, including migratory workers and Dust Bowl farmers; opinions of her colleagues; what made the FSA a success; trends in the field of photography and photojournalism and its future.
She recalls Walker Evans, Arthur Rothstein, John Vachon and Paul Vanderbilt.
Biographical / Historical:
Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) was a photographer in California. Lange worked on FSA photograph project during the Depression.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 51 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 -- California  Search this
Topic:
New Deal art  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Documentary photography -- United States  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women photographers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.lange64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw99fdbe30d-7ffd-4e1a-b27c-9535ff20e3db
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-lange64
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Charlotte Aiken and Helen Wool

Interviewee:
Aiken, Charlotte, C.  Search this
Wool, Helen D.  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.Photographs  Search this
Stryker, Roy Emerson, 1893-1975  Search this
Extent:
56 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1964 April 17
Scope and Contents:
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.
Biographical / Historical:
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.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hrs., 27 min.
Provenance:
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:
Arts administrators -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Women arts administrators  Search this
Documentary photography  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.aiken64
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97e04bd0a-43e6-4b14-9b13-946c41b87bb2
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-aiken64
Online Media:

Survey Associates selected correspondence

Topic:
Survey graphic
Survey midmontly
Creator:
Survey Associates  Search this
Names:
United States. Farm Security Administration.Historical Section.Photographs  Search this
Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940  Search this
Kellogg, Arthur P., d. 1934  Search this
Kellogg, Paul Underwood, 1879-1958  Search this
Lange, Dorothea  Search this
Stryker, Roy Emerson, 1893-1975  Search this
Taylor, Paul Schuster, 1895-  Search this
Extent:
2 Microfilm reels
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Microfilm reels
Place:
United States -- Social conditions
Date:
1891-1952
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence with Lewis Hine, Roy Stryker, Paul Taylor and Dorothea Lange concerning the publication of photographs and articles. Hine correspondence is with Paul and Arthur Kellogg, 1918-1940, and concerns Hine's work for the American Red Cross and many other projects. Stryker correspondence, 1934-1948, is mainly with managing editor Florence Kellogg concerning his work in the Farm Security Administration. Taylor, professor of economics at University of California at Berkeley, and husband of photographer Dorothea Lange, corresponds mainly with Kellogg, 1934-1945, about articles he is writing for the magazine on "rural immigrants," Japanese internment camps, and other topics, and the photographs illustrating them by Lange. The Lange correspondence consists of a few letters, 1943-1945, concerning the mailing and payment for photographs.
Biographical / Historical:
Publisher (New York, N.Y.) of the magazine The Survey, which appeared as two separate periodicals from 1933-1948, Survey Graphic and Survey Midmontly. Leading journal of the social work profession and social reform activities. Paul Underwood Kellogg was editor 1912-1952; his brother Arthur was managing editor.
Provenance:
Microfilmed for the Archives of American Art by the University of Minnesota Libraries, 1987. The University received the Survey Associates, Inc. records in 1964 from Helen Hall.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Documentary photography  Search this
Social problems  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.survasso
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw931bd101b-2727-4832-94d9-69f3d4e06f3b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-survasso

John Collier monologue

Creator:
Collier, John, Jr., 1913-1992  Search this
Names:
United States. Farm Security Administration.Historical Section.Photographs  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (sound reel, 7 in.)
14 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Date:
1959
Scope and Contents:
A monologue by John Collier produced for Roy Stryker. Collier speaks of his work on the Farm Security Administration, Photographic Section under Stryker, and his thoughts on the project and the FSA file.
Biographical / Historical:
Photographer, California; Died 1992.
Provenance:
Donated by Roy Stryker with Collier's permission.
Topic:
Photography  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.colljohn
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw93c3ea068-688c-4417-b122-0445bae27768
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-colljohn

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