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United States Farm Security Administration

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Works: 1,365 works in 1,884 publications in 1 language and 30,938 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  History  Catalogs  Biography  Exhibition, pictorial works  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Exhibition catalogs  Short films  Historical films 
Roles: Other, Editor, Publisher, Creator, Photographer
Classifications: TR820.5, 779.9973917
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12 million black voices by Richard Wright( Book )

13 editions published between 1941 and 2008 in English and held by 1,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

12 Million Black Voices, first published in 1941, combines Wright's prose with startling photographs selected by Edwin Rosskam from the Security Farm Administration files compiled during the Great Depression. The photographs include works by such giants as Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, and Arthur Rothstein. From crowded, rundown farm shacks to Harlem storefront churches, the photos depict the lives of black people in 1930s America -- their misery and weariness under rural poverty, their spiritual strength, and their lives in northern ghettos. Wright's accompanying text eloquently narrates the story of these 90 pictures and delivers a powerful commentary on the origins and history of black oppression in this country. Also included are new prefaces by Douglas Brinkley, Noel Ignatiev, and Michael Eric Dyson. - Publisher
Walker Evans : photographs for the Farm Security Administration, 1935-1938 : a catalog of photographic prints available from the Farm Security Administration collection in the Library of Congress by Library of Congress( Book )

8 editions published between 1973 and 1983 in English and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bound for glory : America in color, 1939-43 by Paul Hendrickson( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents 180 full-color photographs from the Library of Congress's Farm Security Administration collection, taken by FSA photographers from 1939 to 1943, creating a portrait of America as it began to emerge from the Great Depression and prepared to fightWorld War II
A Vision shared : a classic portrait of America and its people, 1935-1943 by Hank O'Neal( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long time coming : a photographic portrait of America, 1935-1943 by Michael Lesy( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Long Time Coming is derived from the 145,000 photographs made between 1935 and 1943 by a team of now-famous photographers employed by the Farm Security Administration (FSA), whose ranks included Arthur Rothstein, Ben Shahn, Dorothea Lange, and Walker Evans. We are all familiar with the iconic images of poverty that are usually associated with the project. The agency's mission, however, went well beyond photographing dispossessed rural people, and this book is proof. It includes 410 remarkable images made in large cities (including New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Omaha, and Pittsburgh) as well as dozens of small towns and villages throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. These are images that have rarely been seen - some twenty percent have never been published before - images that present a portrait of a vanished America, a visual record of everyday existence that enhances and enlarges our assumptions about the era." "Setting the pictures in context, Michael Lesy's iconoclastic, groundbreaking text intercuts excerpts from primary and secondary sources (some given as "assigned reading" to the project photographers) with an extended look at Roy Stryker, the FSA's controversial director. It presents the FSA photographs in a very different light from the bleak vision to which we are accustomed."--Jacket
Chicago and downstate : Illinois as seen by the Farm Security Administration photographers, 1936-1943 by United States( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The photographs in this collection, drawn from the most extensive photodocumentary project ever conceived, reflect the wide diversity of what has been called the nations most representative state. The renowned photographers of Roy Strykers Farm Security Admin. staff traveled to throughout the state, focusing on the people of Illinois at home, at work, & at play. The editors selected 162 photos for this collection from the more than 2,400 taken in Illinois, by such photographers as John Vachon, Russell Lee, Arthur Rothstein, Jack Delano, Dorothea Lange, Esther Bubley, Theodor Jung, Carl Mydans, Ann Rosenor, & Edwin Rosskam"--Barnesandnoble.com
Dorothea Lange : Farm Security Administration photographs, 1935-1939 : from the Library of Congress by Dorothea Lange( Book )

6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Times of sorrow & hope : documenting everyday life in Pennsylvania during the Depression and World War II : a photographic record( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Between 1935 and 1946 a group of photographers working for the federal government fanned out across the country to record American life in pictures. Among them were some of the great documentary photographers in American history—including Marjory Collins, Jack Delano, Sheldon Dick, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Ben Shahn, and Marion Post Wolcott. This massive photographic project, carried out primarily under the auspices of the Farm Security Administration (FSA) and the Office of War Information (OWI) and later preserved at the Library of Congress, was unrivaled in scope: no comparable attempt to document life in this country has ever been made. Times of Sorrow and Hope is devoted to the Pennsylvania photographs in the FSA-OWI collection. It is both a book and an online catalog. The Times of Sorrow and Hope book features 150 selected images from the approximately 6,000 Pennsylvania photographs, and they cover themes ranging from coal mining, steelworkers, and women in wartime industries to cities and small towns, farm life, family life, and life among the Amish and Mennonites. The book also includes an essay introducing the FSA-OWI project, an introduction to the catalog of the entire collection of Pennsylvania photographs, and a historical essay on Pennsylvania during the Great Depression and World War II"--Publisher's website
Mountaineers to main streets : the Old Dominion seen through the Farm Security Administration photographs by Brooks Johnson( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Years of bitterness and pride : Farm Security Administration, FSA photographs, 1935-1943( Book )

5 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The photos of the Farm Security Administration of the 1930s, in an unprecedented feat, documented an entire land and its people. Of the 270,000 photos taken between 1937 and 1943, under the enthusiastic goading of Roy Stryker, hundreds today are considered masterpieces of photography worthy of exhibition and publication as art. Taken by such great photographers as Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Ben Shahn, and Russell Lee, and showing that even in poverty there is a spirit of hope, these images, which are a national treasure, bring to life a historic time.--cover
Heartland New Mexico : photographs from the Farm Security Administration, 1935-1943 by Nancy C Wood( Book )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In New Mexico, Dorothea Lange and Arthur Rothstein revealed the heart-rending plight of Dust Bowl residents in Mills and covered relocation efforts at Bosque Farms. In Pie Town, Russell Lee discovered a stubborn group of homesteaders living a frontier life. John Collier, Jr., added another dimension to Lee's coverage of Hispanic villages in an unforgettable series on the eighteenth-century towns of Las Trampas and Peñasco. In addition to thorough research in the Library of Congress files, Nancy Wood has retraced the steps of the photographers and found the Hispanic villages, the Dust Bowl communities, and the frontier towns where they photographed. She has interviewed people who remember being photographed over forty years ago. Their recollections and the photographs of that time provide a vivid portrait of their struggles to survive. What began under the FSA as a project to garner support for New Deal legislation became a multifaceted portrait of a nation, showing the triumphant as well as the bitter aspects of the era. Roy Stryker had a clear idea that his file of photographs would live beyond the specific moment and applications for which it was intended. In this book, Nancy Wood ensures that longevity and provides both a moving human history of depression-era New Mexico and an updated look at the people and places"--Dust jacket flap
Selected problems in the law of water rights in the West by Wells A Hutchins( Book )

6 editions published between 1942 and 1971 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picturing Minnesota, 1936-1943 : photographs from the Farm Security Administration( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Picturing Minnesota brings together the best of the images taken in Minnesota from the collection of photographs commissioned by the Farm Security Administration during the depression era and the advent of World War II. Among the photographers represented here are John Vachon, a native of St. Paul, Russell Lee, Jack Delano, Arthur Rothstein and Marion Post Wolcott. Outstanding as photographic works of art, these pictures are unique in their ability to convey the details of life in Minnesota during those years"--Publisher's description from lensculture.com
Back home again : Indiana in the Farm Security Administration photographs, 1935-1943( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Back Home Again consists almost entirely of 132 photographs—but what photographs! These pictures from the Great Depression and the World War II homefront document a brief and often troubling period in the lives of some typical Hoosiers. The limiting word is "some," for the Farm Security Administration photographers worked on specific assignments and did not cover the full range of Indiana society or geography. Their subjects were chiefly the ordinary people of farms and small towns, mainly in central and southern Indiana. Indianapolis is well represented in numbers, but the peacetime pictures seem rather cold and distant when compared with the intensely human drama of the farms and small towns. A more emotional atmosphere appears in the pictures taken at Fort Benjamin Harrison and the wartime bus station. Robert L. Reid's comments are brief but helpful, describing the photographic program of the Resettlement Administration of 1935, renamed the Farm Security Administration after the Department of Agriculture absorbed it in 1937. Unlike some picture books, the images here are sharply printed in a generous six-by-eight-inch format and carefully identified by photographer, location, date, and Library of Congress file number ... From the improverished farmers in the hills of Brown County to the great flood of 1937 and the young soldiers and sailors of 1942, Dorothea Lange, Theodor Jung, and their colleagues produced an eloquent record of a not-so-distant yet long-ago Indiana. Reid has selected a few of their finest photographs for this attractive volume"--Patrick J. Furlong, scholarworks.iu.edu
A southern Illinois album : Farm Security Administration photographs, 1936-1943 by Herbert K Russell( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Featured in this book are more than one hundred photographs from the collection of a quarter of a million taken by FSA photographers between 1935 and 1943. These pictures capture life during the Great Depression as viewed in the coal-mining towns of Herrin, West Frankfort, and Zeigler; the river communities of Shawneetown, Cairo, and Grayville; the farming regions near McLeansboro, Newton, and Harrisburg— more than two dozen southern Illinois county seats, hamlets, and landings. Together they comprise a photographic portrait of the determination, hard work, and capacity to find ways to celebrate life exemplified by the people of southern Illinois during one of the most difficult periods of American history. FSA photographers helped to invent and popularize the "documentary style," a type of photography in which pictures and their arrangement carry much of the information in a story. Intended to document the success of a government project, these pictures survived to preserve for later generations the story of the people of southern Illinois and how they endured the difficult times of the Great Depression"--Publisher's website
Trials and triumphs : a Colorado portrait of the Great Depression with FSA photographs by Stephen J Leonard( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Security Administration (FSA) collection, to bring 1930s Colorado alive. Leonard tells the story of ordinary people under extraordinary circumstances fighting for food, shelter, and dignity: dry-land farmers coping with dust storms; miners attempting to unionize; Hispanic farm laborers struggling to survive; and thousands of people mailing chain letters filled with dimes. Trials and Triumphs also explores the decade's personalities, events, controversies, and
The plow that broke the plains by Pare Lorentz( Visual )

43 editions published between 1936 and 1998 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the Mississippi River and its tributaries. Shows the consequences of sharecropping, soil exhaustion, unchecked erosion, and flooding. Concludes with scenes of regional planning, Tennessee Valley Authority development, and correlated Federal efforts
American photographers of the depression : Farm Security Administration photographs, 1935-1942( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little waters : a study of headwater streams & other little waters, their use and relations to the land by Harlow S Person( Book )

4 editions published in 1936 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Walker Evans : photographs for the Farm Security Administration, 1935-1938 : a catalog of photographic prints available from the Farm Security Administration collection in the Library of Congress
Alternative Names

controlled identityUnited States. Department of Agriculture

controlled identityUnited States. Farmers Home Administration

controlled identityUnited States. Resettlement Administration

controlled identityUnited States. War Food Administration. Office of Production

ASA

Estados Unidos Farm Security Administration

Estados Unidos Resettlement Administration

Estados Unidos War Food Administration Office of Production Farm Security Administration

F.S.A.

F.S.A. (United States. Farm Security Administration)

Farm Security Administration

Farm security administration États-Unis

Farm Security Administration former government agency of the United States

Farm Security Administration United States

FSA

FSA (United States. Farm Security Administration)

FSAプロジェクト

Lauksaimniecības nodrošināšanas pārvalde

United States Administración de Seguro Agricola

United States. Department of Agriculture. Farm Security Administration

United States. Dept. of Agriculture. Farm Security Administration

United States Farm Security Administration

United States. War Food Administration. Office of Production. Farm Security Administration

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Walker Evans : photographs for the Farm Security Administration, 1935-1938 : a catalog of photographic prints available from the Farm Security Administration collection in the Library of CongressBound for glory : America in color, 1939-43Long time coming : a photographic portrait of America, 1935-1943Chicago and downstate : Illinois as seen by the Farm Security Administration photographers, 1936-1943Times of sorrow & hope : documenting everyday life in Pennsylvania during the Depression and World War II : a photographic recordPicturing Minnesota, 1936-1943 : photographs from the Farm Security AdministrationBack home again : Indiana in the Farm Security Administration photographs, 1935-1943