Farm Security Administration

The Farm Security Administration (FSA) was one of many New Deal programs created during the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt to respond to the Great Depression. The FSA was created when its predecessor, the Resettlement Administration, was moved to the Department of Agriculture in 1937. The function of the FSA was to provide assistance to the rural poor and migrant agricultural workers. Today, the FSA is well known for the body of documentary photographs produced through its photographic section by photographers such as Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans. Some of the photos included in the Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin Migrant Worker Collection were made by FSA photographers Dorothea Lange and Arthur Rothstein.To view photographs produced under the auspices of the FSA see the American Memory online presentation, Color Photographs from the Farm Security Administration and the Office of War Information, ca. 1938-1944.

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