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

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.baldwi65
Creators:
Baldwin, Calvin Benham, 1902-1975
Doud, Richard Keith
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1965 February 25
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
34 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
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
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.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3418 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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.

General
General
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 5 min.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Documentary photography -- United States Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Stryker, Roy Emerson, 1893-1975 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tugwell, Rexford G. (Rexford Guy), 1891-1979 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Farm Security Administration Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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