Archives of American Art

Oral history interview with John Collier

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.collie65
Creators:
Collier, John, Jr., 1913-1992
Doud, Richard Keith
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1965 January 18
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
33 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of John Collier conducted 1965 January 18, by Richard K. Doud, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Collier describes the Farm Security Administration as an experiment in group dynamics; he speaks of the difference in viewpoint between officials and photographers; Collier's New England and New Mexico work; and he appraises the value of the group effort in the FSA. He recalls Paul Vanderbilt, Roy Stryker, and Ben Shahn.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
John Collier (1913-1992) was a photographer.

Administration
Sponsor
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript available on line.
Reproduction Note
Duplicated on one cassette and again on one digital audio cassette.
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.

Digital Content

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

More Information
General
General
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 26 min.


Keywords
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Photographers -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stryker, Roy Emerson, 1893-1975 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vanderbilt, Paul 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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