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Arthur Rothstein photographs

 Collection — oversize-folder: 1
Identifier: MSS P 709

Scope and Contents

Contains 4 enlarged photographic prints that are matted and inscribed by Arthur Rothstein. There are 2 publications of Depression Years and Words and Pictures. Dated 1929-1978.


  • 1929-1978


Conditions Governing Access

Open to public research. Items kept in cold storage; access requires 24 hours advance notice.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

Arthur Rothstein was an American photographer who worked for the federal government during the Great Depression for the Farm Security Administration; they worked to publicize the conditions in rural America.


1 oversize folder (0.08 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

These items were donated to Special Collections in 1991.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donation; Wallace M. Barrus; 1991.


Photographs (Photograph Archives).

Related Materials

These items are part of the Photographs Archive.

Processing Information

Processed; Anne Ashton; October 2022. Updated finding aid for DACS compliance and accuracy.

Register of Arthur Rothstein photographs
Under Revision
Rose Frank
2011 December 2
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