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Arthur Rothstein papers, 1936-1984

Arthur Rothstein papers, 1936-1984

Rothstein, Arthur, 1915-1985


Collection Information

Size: 1.6 linear ft.

Summary: Correspondence, notes and writings concerning photography, art work, printed material, subject files, and a slide set.

Biographical/Historical Note

Photographer; New York City. Died 1985 After earning a B.A. from Columbia College, Rothstein was a photographer with the U.S. Farm Security Administration from 1935-1940. He worked for LOOK magazine from 1940 until 1943, when he served as a Photo Officer with the U.S. Army Signal Corps in China, Burma, and India until 1946. Upon completion of his military service, Rothstein became the Director of Photography for LOOK magazine until 1971. From 1971-1972, he was Editor of INFINITY magazine, and was Associate Editor (1972-1976) and Director of Photography (beginning in 1976) for PARADE magazine.


Donated 1984 by Arthur Rothstein.

Location of Originals

  • Roy Stryker letters: originals are part of the Roy Stryker Papers, Photographic Archives, University of Louisville.
  • Bicentennial letters: Originals are in the possession of the donor's widow.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Arthur Rothstein papers, 1936-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.