Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima
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.
- 1945 February 23
- Rosenthal, Joe, 1911-2006 (photographer, Person)
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.
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.
1 photograph (0.01 linear ft.) : b&w ; 24 x 19.7 cm
Language of Materials
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.
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.
Photographs (Photograph Archives).
Processed; Anne Ashton, student photograph processor; 2014.
- Register of Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima
- Anne Ashton
- 2014 February 7
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.
Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States