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Arnold D. Roth Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: M/A 0349

Description of Contents

The collection consists of prints, acetate negatives, and glass-plate negatives of photographs taken by Arnold D. Roth in Minneapolis during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Principal subjects include downtown street scences and businesses, houses, and Minnehaha Falls.

Dates

  • Late 1800s-1930s

Creator

Access Restrictions

The physical collection is available for use in Special Collections during the department's open hours. Photographs from this collection are available in the Arnold D. Roth Collection in the Hennepin County Library Digital Collections.

Biography

Arnold D. Roth (1863-1941) was a Minneapolis commercial photographer from the late 1800s to 1941. Roth specialized in real estate photography and railroad and streetcar claims. He was a member of the Ark lodge, Royal Arch Masons.

Extent

6 Linear Feet (14 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in three series by format: Print Photographs, Acetate Negatives, Glass-Plate Negatives. Images are numbered across the series. Numbers correspond to the identifier listed in the Hennepin County Library Digital Collections.

Other Guides

An inventory of the photographs in this collection is available. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Donor Information

This collection was donated by Harold E. Vanderwater in the late 1960s. They were managed by the library for many years and formally accessioned as accession 2019.10 in 2019.

Negatives

64 nitrate negatives were transferred to safety film by library staff in 1981. The nitrate originals were discarded.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Ted Hathaway in 2019.

Source

Creator

Title
Arnold D. Roth Photographs
Status
Completed
Author
Jenna Jacobs
Date
July 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Hennepin County Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis MN 55401 U.S.A.
612-543-8200