The Benson Latin American Collection

Farm Security Administration Migrant Worker Photographs, 1937, 1941



Descriptive Summary

Creator United States. Farm Security Administration. Historical Section
Title Farm Security Administration Migrant Worker Photographs
Dates: 1937, 1941
Abstract Photographs of Mexican or Mexican American agricultural workers in their families in the American Midwest taken by the New Deal agency Farm Security Administration.
Call No. BENSON-MS FSA MIGRANTS
OCLC Record No. 23249548
Extent 19 8x10 in. photoprints, 18 4x5 in. photonegatives
Language English
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

A New Deal agency which operated 1937-1942, formerly the Resettlement Administration (1935-1937). The Historical Section within the FSA documented agriculture, industry, and social life through photographs.


Scope and Contents Note

Images show Mexican or Mexican American agricultural workers and their families in the American Midwest. Russell Lee's photographs were taken in Minnesota during September and October of 1937; John Vachon's photographs were taken in Saginaw County, Michigan, in August, 1941. The photographs show migrant agricultural laborers who worked in the sugar beet industry and their families.

Organized in two series: 1. Russell Lee photographs, and 2. John Vachon photographs. Arranged numerically according to LC-assigned numbers.

Available on microfiche as part of America 1935-1946: The FSA/OWI Photographs. Cambridge, Eng.: Chadwick-Healey, Ltd. Reproduction photoprints from Washington, D.C.: Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Standard copyright restrictions apply.


Index Terms

The Farm Security Administration Migrant Worker Photographs are classified under the following Subject Headings in the University of Texas Libraries catalog:
Mexican American agricultural laborers--Michigan--Photographs
Mexican American agricultural laborers--Minnesota--Photographs
Migrant agricultural laborers--Michigan--Photographs
Migrant agricultural laborers--Minnesota--Photographs
Sugar beet industry--Michigan--Photographs
Sugar beet industry--Minnesota--Photographs
Lee, Russell, 1903-1986
Vachon, John

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Farm Security Administration Migrant Worker Photographs, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.


Box and Folder Inventory

 

Farm Security Administration Migrant Worker Photographs, 1937, 1941

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