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Episode of the BBC <em>Monitor</em> television series, "Roosevelt U.S.A., a film about Ben Shahn's America", circa 1962

Episode of the BBC Monitor television series, "Roosevelt U.S.A., a film about Ben Shahn's America", circa 1962

British Broadcasting Corporation

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Title: Episode of the BBC Monitor television series, "Roosevelt U.S.A., a film about Ben Shahn's America"

Date: circa 1962

Physical Details: 1 film reel : sd., b&w ; 16 mm. ; 53 min., 3 sec.

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.

Creator: British Broadcasting Corporation

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.

Availability: This item has been digitally reformatted. It is available by requesting an appointment in the Archives of American Art's reading rooms, or in certain situations as a Reproduction Request.

Digital ID: 12065