Sound RecordingInterview with Roy Stryker
Stryker, Roy Emerson, b. 1893 d. 1975
Active in Washington, D.C.; N.Y.
Collection size: 3 sound tapes ; 7 in.
Format: Handwritten note on reel containers: Roy Stryker talks for International Harvester Company.
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.
Collection Summary: Stryker talks with an unidentified interviewer about his work for the Farm Security Administration and its photographic activities during the Great Depression.
Biographical/Historical Note: 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.
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Also in the Archives
- Oral history interview with Roy Emerson Stryker, 1963-1965
- Roy Emerson Stryker collection, 1932-1964
- Roy Emerson Stryker papers [microfilm], 1932-1964
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