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Roy Emerson Stryker papers [microfilm], 1932-1964

Stryker, Roy Emerson, 1893-1975

Directors (performing arts)


Collection Information

Size: 9 Microfilm reels

Summary: Papers documenting Stryker's career as the head of the Farm Security Administration's photographic section, including correspondence with John Collier, Jack Delano, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Russell Lee, Edwin Locke, Arthur Rothstein, John Vachon, Marion Post Wolcott and others; reports; articles on Stryker and the FSA; publications; speeches; photographs and miscellaneous materials.

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.


Papers lent for microfilming 1963-1966 by Roy Stryker.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals in University of Louisville, Ekstrom Library, Special Collections Photographic Archives, Louisville, Ky.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels NDA 4, NDA 8-9, NDA 24-26, and NDA 30-31 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

How to Cite This Collection

Roy Emerson Stryker papers [microfilm], 1932-1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.