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United States Farm Security Administration Historical Section

Works: 32 works in 35 publications in 1 language and 460 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Photographs 
Classifications: ML87, 779.9780973
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Hard luck blues : roots music photographs from the Great Depression by Rich Remsberg( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Showcasing American music and music making during the Great Depression, Hard Luck Blues presents more than two hundred photographs created by the New Deal's Farm Security Administration photography program. With an appreciation for the amateur and the local, FSA photographers depicted a range of musicians sharing the regular music of everyday life, from informal songs in migrant work camps, farmers' homes, barn dances, and on street corners to organized performances at church revivals, dance halls, and community festivals. Captured across the nation from the northeast to the southwest, the images document the last generation of musicians who learned to play without the influence of recorded sound, as well as some of the pioneers of Chicago's R & B scene and the first years of amplified instruments. The best visual representation of American roots music performance during the Depression era, Hard Luck Blues features photographs by Jack Delano, Dorothea Lange, Russell Lee, Arthur Rothstein, Ben Shahn, Marion Post Wolcott, and others." "Photographer and image researcher Rich Remsberg breathes life into the images by providing contextual details about the persons and events captured, in some cases drawing on interviews with the photographers' subjects. Also included are a foreword by author Nicholas Dawidoff and an afterword by music historian Henry Sapoznik"--Publisher description
Roy Emerson Stryker papers by Roy Emerson Stryker( )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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
Farm Security Administration (FSA) selected records and photographs by United States( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

218 copy prints of photographs of America taken for the FSA, including landscapes, people, homes and other architecture, rural scenes, urban scenes, workers, products of farm and industry, transportation, entertainment, and the Quarter Circle U Ranch, Birney, Montana. Photographers include: Arthur Rothstein, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, John Collier, Marion Post Wolcott, Jack Delano, Russell Lee, John Vachon, Ben Shahn, Carl Mydans, and Edwin Rosskam
Farm Security Administration migrant worker photographs, 1937, 1941 by United States( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Images show Mexican or Mexican American agricultural workers and their families in the American Midwest
Cameras with a purpose : the photojournalists of F.S.A. by Werner J Severin( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jack Delano papers by Jack Delano( )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Correspondence, mostly with Roy Stryker, Chief of the Historical Section of the Farm Security Administration. Stryker gives Delano his field assignments as a traveling photographer; discusses FSA policy, photographic techniques; his own philosophy about the work; change in budget and focus because of defense emphases; the war; subjects to photograph; activities of other personnel; and personal matters
Roy Emerson Stryker collection by Roy Emerson Stryker( )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A letter from Archie Robertson to Stryker about traveling photographic exhibitions; 2 manuscripts on the origins of the FSA and containing biographical information of Stryker, the staff, and photographers on the project; a photograph of a poem, "Merry Christmas to Stryker"; "Stryker's Credo," a statement he made upon leaving the "Jersey Company" (Standard Oil); "The Children of Esso," 1948 by John Vachon, a psalm-like parody about Stryker and his affiliation with Standard Oil; and a copy of "Their Blood is Strong," 1940 by John Steinbeck on migratory agricultural workers in California illustrated with photos by Dorothea Lange for the FSA, signed by Steinbeck
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