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Guide to the William J. Roege Photograph Collection
1910-1937, undated
 PR 181

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
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Collection processed by Jennifer Lewis

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on September 10, 2019
Description is in English.

Administrative Information


Approximately 500 vintage negatives and corresponding photographic prints by William J. Roege were purchased on March 19, 1940. The vintage prints were dispersed throughout the Geographic File (PR 020); the negatives remain in this collection. Modern contact prints in this collection were produced between 1968 through 1970 by Klein Brothers Studio, New York, under contract with the New-York Historical Society to reformat its oversize glass negatives. The majority of the oversize negatives from which photographic prints were made were destroyed.

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers.

Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to ten exposures of stable, unbound material per day. (Researchers may not accrue unused copy amounts from previous days.) Researchers on site may print out unlimited copies from microfilm reader-printer machines at per-exposure rates. See guidelines in Reading room for details.

Use Restrictions

Permission to quote from this collection in a publication must be requested and granted in writing. Send permission requests, citing the name of the collection from which you wish to quote and a transcription of your quote, to

Library Director
The New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024

The copyright law of the United States governs the making of photocopies and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials. Unpublished materials created before January 1, 1978 cannot be quoted in publication without permission of the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as William J. Roege Photograph Collection, PR 181, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, The New-York Historical Society.

Related Material

Nearly 500 vintage prints by Roege, many of which correspond to negatives in this collection, remain dispersed throughout the Geographic File (PR 020). Oversize negatives and modern prints from the William J. Roege Photograph Collection were originally housed with the George P. Hall & Son Photograph Collection; it is possible that a few items by Roege remain in the Hall Collection if they carry no indication of their creator.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital copies are available in the Shelby White and Leon Levy Digital Library.