Physical Details: 1 film reel : sd., b&w ; 16 mm. ; 53 min., 3 sec.
Creator: British Broadcasting Corporation
Description: Tells the story of Ben Shahn's involvement in a project of the residents of Roosevelt, N.J. to create a Franklin Delano Roosevelt memorial.
Includes footage of the 1962 opening ceremony for the memorial (including a short speech by Eleanor Roosevelt), and an interview with Shahn about his mural in Roosevelt which focuses on the founding of the town as a new community for Jewish garment workers from Manhattan.
Written by Huw Wheldon and Humphrey Burton. Directed by Humphrey Burton; produced by Huw Wheldon.
Digitized in 2009 from VHS video created from original film in 2003.
Forms part of: Ben Shahn papers, 1879-1990, bulk 1933-1970
Citation: Episode of the BBC Monitor television series, "Roosevelt U.S.A., a film about Ben Shahn's America", circa 1962. Ben Shahn papers, 1879-1990, bulk 1933-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Digital ID: 12065
- Jewish artists
- Roosevelt, N.J.
- Shahn, Ben
Availability: This item has been digitally reformattted. It is available by appointment in the Archives of American Art's reading rooms, or in certain situations by request.