Jack Delano papers, 1939-1943

Delano, Jack, b. 1914 d. 1997
Active in Washington, D.C.; Puerto Rico

Collection size: 75 items (on 1 microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: Correspondence, mostly with Roy Stryker, Chief of the Historical Section of the Farm Security Administration. Stryker gives Delano his field assignments as a traveling photographer; discusses FSA policy, photographic techniques; his own philosophy about the work; change in budget and focus because of defense emphases; the war; subjects to photograph; activities of other personnel; and personal matters.

Biographical/Historical Note: Illustrator, photographer; New York, N.Y. Born 1914. Delano was a photographer for the Farm Security Administration photography project which documented urban and rural America during the Depression.

Lent for microfilming 1965 by Jack Delano.

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