Oral history interview with Charlotte Aiken and Helen Wool

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.aiken64
Creators:
Aiken, Charlotte, C.
Doud, Richard Keith
Wool, Helen D.
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1964 April 17
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
56 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Charlotte Aiken and Helen Wool conducted 1964 April 17, by Richard Doud, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Both women discuss working for the Farm Security Administration under Roy Stryker.

Biographical / Historical
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.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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.

General
General
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hrs., 27 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Photography -- 20th century -- History -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts administrators -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Stryker, Roy Emerson, 1893-1975 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Farm Security Administration.Historical Section.Photographs Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Washington, D.C. 20001
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