Survey Associates selected correspondence, 1891-1952

Survey Associates

Collection size: 2 microfilm reels.

Collection Summary: Correspondence with Lewis Hine, Roy Stryker, Paul Taylor and Dorothea Lange concerning the publication of photographs and articles. Hine correspondence is with Paul and Arthur Kellogg, 1918-1940, and concerns Hine's work for the American Red Cross and many other projects. Stryker correspondence, 1934-1948, is mainly with managing editor Florence Kellogg concerning his work in the Farm Security Administration. Taylor, professor of economics at University of California at Berkeley, and husband of photographer Dorothea Lange, corresponds mainly with Kellogg, 1934-1945, about articles he is writing for the magazine on "rural immigrants," Japanese internment camps, and other topics, and the photographs illustrating them by Lange. The Lange correspondence consists of a few letters, 1943-1945, concerning the mailing and payment for photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note: Publisher (New York, N.Y.) of the magazine The Survey, which appeared as two separate periodicals from 1933-1948, Survey Graphic and Survey Midmontly. Leading journal of the social work profession and social reform activities. Paul Underwood Kellogg was editor 1912-1952; his brother Arthur was managing editor.

Microfilmed for the Archives of American Art by the University of Minnesota Libraries, 1987. The University received the Survey Associates, Inc. records in 1964 from Helen Hall.

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