The Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Collection in the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress in Washington, D. C. includes all of the negatives of photographs Lange made on assignment for the FSA between 1935 and 1939, as well as her original captions and reports from 1939 (which she called general captions).
The Dorothea Lange Collection at the Oakland Museum of California is the primary archive for Lange’s life and work, including Lange’s handwritten field notes and taped conversations with Lange recorded in the 1960s by KQED.
The Roy E. Stryker Collections at the University of Louisville include the correspondence of Stryker (Dorothea Lange’s boss at the FSA) with Lange and other Photographers.
Other Web Sites:
About Life: The Photographs of Dorothea Lange at the Getty Museum presents a biography and timeline of Lange’s life in the context of American history and lesson plans for using Lange’s photographs in teaching students from kindergarten through high school.
Dorothea Lange: Photographer of the People presents Lange’s photographs of the Depression, with emphasis on California, in a context appropriate to high school and college students.
The New Deal Network articles by Paul Taylor, Dorothea Lange’s husband, one illustrated with her photographs. Other articles include authors whom Lange cited, such as Carey McWilliams, and articles that she clipped and submitted along with her reports, such as Richard Neuberger’s 1939 article, “The Columbia Flows to the Land.”
Many thanks to the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress, especially to Beverly Brannan, to Drew Johnson and the Dorothea Lange Collection at the Oakland Museum of California for permission to reproduce Lange’s field notes and recordings from the 1960s, and to the University of Louisville for permission to quote from letters in the The Roy E. Stryker Collections. A special thanks to Rondal Partridge for his photographs of Lange and permission to reproduce them.