Oral history interview with Romana Javitz

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.javitz65
Creators:
Javitz, Romana, 1903-1980
Doud, Richard Keith
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1965 Feb. 23
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Sound tape
Sound recording: 1 sound tape
7 in.
20 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Romana Javitz conducted 1965 Feb. 23, by Richard Doud, for the Archives of American Art, February 23, 1965. Javitz speaks of her views on photographs; Farm Security Administration Photo File; Walker Evans; opinion of federal government being involved with photographs; and her background as an artist.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Romana Javitz (1903-1980) was a librarian and artist who represented the New York Public Library's Picture Collection from 1928-1968..

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3949 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Author
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.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript: Patrons must use microfilm copy.

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Federal aid to the arts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Documentary photography Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Evans, Walker, 1903-1975 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
Archives of American Art
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