Farm Security Administration collection

Title
Farm Security Administration collection / Farm Security Administration.
Author
United States. Farm Security Administration, sponsoring body.
Publication
1935-1942.
Electronic Resource
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Box 1Still imageUse in libraryAvailableSc Photo Farm Security Administration Collection Box 1Schomburg Center - Photographs & Prints
Box 2Still imageUse in libraryAvailableSc Photo Farm Security Administration Collection Box 2Schomburg Center - Photographs & Prints
Box 3Still imageUse in libraryAvailableSc Photo Farm Security Administration Collection Box 3Schomburg Center - Photographs & Prints
Box 4Still imageUse in libraryAvailableSc Photo Farm Security Administration Collection Box 4Schomburg Center - Photographs & Prints
Box 5Still imageUse in libraryAvailableSc Photo Farm Security Administration Collection Box 5Schomburg Center - Photographs & Prints
Box 6Still imageUse in libraryAvailableSc Photo Farm Security Administration Collection Box 6Schomburg Center - Photographs & Prints
Box 7Still imageUse in libraryAvailableSc Photo Farm Security Administration Collection Box 7Schomburg Center - Photographs & Prints
Box 8Still imageUse in libraryAvailableSc Photo Farm Security Administration Collection Box 8Schomburg Center - Photographs & Prints
Box 9Still imageUse in libraryAvailableSc Photo Farm Security Administration Collection Box 9Schomburg Center - Photographs & Prints
Box 10Still imageUse in libraryAvailableSc Photo Farm Security Administration Collection Box 10Schomburg Center - Photographs & Prints
Box 11Still imageUse in libraryAvailableSc Photo Farm Security Administration Collection Box 11Schomburg Center - Photographs & Prints
Box 12Still imageUse in libraryAvailableSc Photo Farm Security Administration Collection Box 12Schomburg Center - Photographs & Prints
Box 13Still imageUse in libraryAvailableSc Photo Farm Security Administration Collection Box 13Schomburg Center - Photographs & Prints
Box 14Still imageUse in libraryAvailableSc Photo Farm Security Administration Collection Box 14Schomburg Center - Photographs & Prints
Box 15Still imageUse in libraryAvailableSc Photo Farm Security Administration Collection Box 15Schomburg Center - Photographs & Prints

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Description
  • 1,719 items (4.5 cubic ft., 15 boxes); 26 x 21 cm and smaller.
  • 373 photographic prints : gelatin silver, black and white ;
  • 1,317 photographic prints : gelatin silver, black and white ;
  • 29 photographic prints : gelatin silver, black and white ;
Genre/Form
  • Portrait photographs – 1930-1949.
  • Group portraits – 1930-1949.
  • Landscape photography – 1930-1949.
  • Gelatin silver prints – 1930-1949.
Note
  • Title based on photo captions.
  • Most photographs bear the Farm Security Administration's hand stamp on verso; some items bear hand stamp of the Resettlement Administration (FSA's predecessor) on verso and/or recto. Many items bear printed or typewritten captions on verso; some items bear typewritten or printed caption labels attached to verso; some items bear handwritten captions on verso. Some items bear printed captions on recto; some items bear handwritten captions on recto. Some items bear cropping and retouching marks; some items are cropped. Some items are mounted; one item is matted. Some items are duplicates.
  • Collection contains work by John Collier, Jack Delano, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Russell Lee, Edwin Locke, Carl Mydans, Gordon Parks, Arthur Rothstein, Ben Shahn, John Vachon and Marion Post Wolcott.
Original Location (note)
  • Library of Congress;
Terms of Use (note)
  • Some items may be under copyright and require permission of the copyright holder for duplication.
Biography (note)
  • The Farm Secuirty Administration (1937-1942) was a federal government program that provided assistance to the rural poor and migrant agricultural workers during the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The program was created when its predecessor, the Resettlement Administration (1935-1937), was moved to the Department of Agriculture. The program's photography project, formed in 1935 and lead by photographer Roy E. Stryker (1935-1943), initially documented cash loan programs to farmers and community construction projects, but later focused on the lives of Southern sharecroppers, migratory agricultural workers in the Midwestern and Western states, and urban and rural conditions throughout the United States. The photography project, after becoming part of the Office of War Information (1942-1944), focused on domestic war mobilization efforts during World War II. The photography project ended in 1944, and the collection was transferred to the Library of Congress. In 1946, the FSA was succeeded by the Farmers Home Administration.
Call Number
Sc Photo Farm Security Administration Collection
OCLC
1273426809
Author
United States. Farm Security Administration, sponsoring body.
Title
Farm Security Administration collection / Farm Security Administration.
Production
1935-1942.
Type of Content
still image
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
sheet
Summary
Collection documents the living and working conditions of African Americans residing mostly in depressed rural and agricultural regions, primarily in the American South and border states, as well as some of the projects sponsored by the Farm Security Administration (FSA) to assist them, from 1935 to 1942. The collection consists of views of farmers, sharecroppers and migrant workers; some skilled workers, factory workers, and service employees; families of farmers and laborers; displaced persons, including evicted families and flood refugees from the Ohio and Mississippi River flood of 1937; housing and living conditions, including migrant camps; construction and resettlement projects; social and educational activities and religious gatherings; farm and plantation properties; and rural towns and businesses.
The states mainly represented are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. Depictions of Northern and Western states, and United States territories, are limited; depictions of major urban areas, other than Chicago, Illinois and Washington, D.C., are very limited.
Original Location
Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information Photograph Collection Library of Congress; 101 Independence Ave., SE, Washington, D.C. 20540
Terms Of Use
Some items may be under copyright and require permission of the copyright holder for duplication.
Biography
The Farm Secuirty Administration (1937-1942) was a federal government program that provided assistance to the rural poor and migrant agricultural workers during the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The program was created when its predecessor, the Resettlement Administration (1935-1937), was moved to the Department of Agriculture. The program's photography project, formed in 1935 and lead by photographer Roy E. Stryker (1935-1943), initially documented cash loan programs to farmers and community construction projects, but later focused on the lives of Southern sharecroppers, migratory agricultural workers in the Midwestern and Western states, and urban and rural conditions throughout the United States. The photography project, after becoming part of the Office of War Information (1942-1944), focused on domestic war mobilization efforts during World War II. The photography project ended in 1944, and the collection was transferred to the Library of Congress. In 1946, the FSA was succeeded by the Farmers Home Administration.
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Collier, John, Jr., 1913-1992, photographer.
Delano, Jack, photographer.
Evans, Walker, 1903-1975, photographer.
Lange, Dorothea, photographer.
Lee, Russell, 1903-1986, photographer.
Locke, Edwin, photographer.
Mydans, Carl, photographer.
Parks, Gordon, 1912-2006, photographer.
Rothstein, Arthur, 1915-1985, photographer.
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969, photographer.
Vachon, John, 1914-1975, photographer.
Wolcott, Marion Post, 1910-1990, photographer.
Research Call Number
Sc Photo Farm Security Administration Collection
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