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Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima

 Collection — oversize-folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 8379

Scope and Contents

Material is a print from the original negative of Joe Rosenthal's Pulitzer Prize winning photograph of five Marines and one Navy corpsman raising the American flag on Mount Suribachi during the battle of Iwo Jima during World War II on February 23, 1945.

Dates

  • 1945 February 23

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima / Joe Rosenthal must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Joe Rosenthal (1911-2006) was an American photographer, renowned for his photograph of American soldiers raising the flag over Iwo Jima.

Joe Rosenthal was born October 9, 1911 in Washington, D.C. His interest in photography started during the Great Depression. He was rejected by the U.S. Army as a photographer during World War II for poor eyesight, so he joined the Associated Press and followed the U.S. Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater of Operations. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1945 for his photograph of five Marines and one Navy corpsman raising the American flag on Mt. Suribachi during the battle of Iwo Jima. He died August 20, 2006.

Extent

1 photograph (0.01 linear ft.) : b&w ; 24 x 19.7 cm

Language

English

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.

Custodial History

Materials were purchased by L. Tom Perry Special Collections from Vintage Works, Ltd. in 2013.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; from Vintage Works, Ltd.; 2013.

Appraisal

Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Processing Information

Processed; Anne Ashton, student photograph processor; 2014.

Creator

Title
Register of Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima
Status
Completed
Author
Anne Ashton
Date
2014 February 7
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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