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Arthur Rothstein photographs

Identifier: MSS 8376

Scope and Contents

Materials include six Arthur Rothstein photographs from between 1935 and 1937. They are photographs of people during the Depression and the Dustbowl.


  • 1935-1937


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public access.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Arthur Rothstein photographs must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical History

Arthur Rothstein (1915-1985) was an American photographer renowned for his work during the Great Depression.

Arthur Rothstein was born July 17, 1915 in Manhattan, New York City. He graduated from Columbia University in 1934. He was hired by the Farm Security Administration during the Great Depression to publicize the conditions in rural America. He died November 11, 1985.


1 folder (0.1 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

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

Custodial History

Materials were purchased by the L. Tom Perry Special Collections from Charles Schwartz, Ltd. and Lee Gallery, Inc. in 2013.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; from Charles Schwartz, Ltd.; 2013. Purchased; from Lee Gallery, Inc.; 2013.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Processing Information

Processed; Anne Ashton, student photograph processor; 2014.


Register of Arthur Rothstein photographs
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.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States