Farm Security Administration Photographs

Collection Number: 6125 P

Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Farm Security Administration Photographs, 1936-1938
Collection Number:
6125 P
Creator:
United States Farm Security Administration (FSA)
Quantity:
0.3 linear ft.
Forms of Material:
Photographs.
Repository:
Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

In an attempt to combat rural poverty, the United States, as part of the New Deal, created the Resettlement Administration (RA) in 1935. The RA turned into the Farm Security Administration (FSA).
The Farm Bureau criticized the FSA and their efforts to improve the lifestyle of sharecroppers, tenants, very poor landowning farmers, and a program to purchase submarginal land owned by poor famers and resettle them in group farms on land more suitable for efficient farming.
The Conservative coalition took control of Congress and it changed the FSA into a progam to help poor farmers buy land, that program is still in effect and is now called the Farmers Home Administration.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Farm Security Administration

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Access Restrictions:
Access to the collections in the Kheel Center is restricted. Please contact a reference archivist for access to these materials.
Restrictions on Use:
This collection must be used in keeping with the Kheel Center Information Sheet and Procedures for Document Use.
Cite As:
Farm Security Administration Photographs #6125 P. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Box 1 Folder 1
10 photographs
Box 1 Folder 2
9 photographs