Arnold D. Roth Photographs
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.
- Late 1800s-1930s
- Roth, Arnold (Person)
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.
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.
6 Linear Feet (14 boxes)
Language of Materials
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.
An inventory of the photographs in this collection is available. Contact Special Collections for more 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.
64 nitrate negatives were transferred to safety film by library staff in 1981. The nitrate originals were discarded.
This collection was processed by Ted Hathaway in 2019.
- Houses and homes -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis Subject Source: Local sources
- Minneapolis (Minn.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Photographs. Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Vanderwater, Harold E. (Person)
- Arnold D. Roth Photographs
- Jenna Jacobs
- July 2019
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Part of the Hennepin County Library Special Collections Repository
Minneapolis Central Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis MN 55401 U.S.A.