Oral history interview with Theodor Jung
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.jung65
Creators:
Jung, Theodor, 1906-
Doud, Richard Keith
New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project
Dates:
1965 Jan. 19
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
1 Sound tape reel
Sound recordings: (1 hour 15 min.)
7 in.
25 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Theodor Jung conducted 1965 Jan. 19, by Richard Doud, for the Archives of American Art. Jung speaks of his first camera and the development of his interest in photography; subject matter that interested him early; poverty and other social problems that moved him; his European travels; starting out with the Federal Emergency Relief Administration as a draftsman and later as a photographer; working with the Farm Security Administration (FSA) photography project; how work was assigned in the FSA; subjects' responses to the photographers; propagandistic aspects of the project; public reaction to the project; his post-FSA career; and uses for the photographs.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Theodor Jung (1906-1996) was a photographer from Palo Alto, Calif. Worked on Farm Security Administration documenting Depression-era America.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript: 35mm microfilm reel 3697 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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.

Digital Content

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

Keywords
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Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Documentary photography Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographers -- Interviews Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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United States. Farm Security Administration. Historical Section Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States. Federal Emergency Relief 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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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
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