Oral history interview with Jack and Irene Delano
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.delano65
Creators:
Delano, Jack
Delano, Irene, 1919-
Doud, Richard Keith
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1965 June 12
Languages:
English
.
Physical Description:
63 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Jack and Irene Delano in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, conducted 1965 June 12, by Richard Doud, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Delano speaks of his arts background and his background in photography; an early project photographing Pennsylvania coal miners; how he became associated with the Farm Security Administration; Roy Stryker's guidance; the growth of the project; how the FSA affected him personally; problems he had on assignments; significant experiences in the field; Stryker as an administrator; some areas he covered and his memories of them; the value of the project; his post-FSA career. Delano's wife, Irene, is also present and speaks of her own contribution to the project.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Jack Delano (1914-1997) was a photographer from Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript available on-line.
Author
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.
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 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav file. Duration is 2 hr., 22 min.

Digital Content

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

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Documentary photography Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographers -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Genre_form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Genre_form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
https://www.aaa.si.edu/services/questions
https://www.aaa.si.edu/