Interview with Roy E. Stryker

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.stryroyl
Creators:
Stryker, Roy Emerson, 1893-1975
Dates:
circa 1960 Jan
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
3 Sound tapes
7 in.
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Stryker talks with an unidentified interviewer about his work for the Farm Security Administration and its photographic activities during the Great Depression.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Director of the Farm Security Administration Historical Section; Washington, D.C. Under Stryker the Photographic project of the FSA documented the drought, poverty and despair of rural and urban America during the Depression.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Provenance unknown.

General
General
Handwritten note on reel containers: Roy Stryker talks for International Harvester Company.
General
Date of circa January 1960 was derived from information received by a researcher who located information in the interview, transcribed here: "... in this latest Infinity he [Peter Pollack] quotes you as saying 'a picture should not be a precious thing." This reference corresponds to an article by Peter Pollock with the Stryker quote in the December 1959 issue of Infinity. The next issue of Infinity came out January 1960.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Untranscribed; use requires an appointment.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Repository Contact
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