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Milton Rogovin collection

Identifier: AG 210

Scope and Contents

There are three boxes that have not yet been arranged and described at the series level. Materials include correspondence, publications, transcripts, and a wide variety of audiovisual materials, including mostly U-matic tapes and audiotapes.


  • 1988-2007


Language of Materials

Material in English

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission from the copyright owner (which could be the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates or literary executors) prior to any copyright-protected uses of the collection.

The user agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Arizona Board of Regents, the University of Arizona, Center of Creative Photography, including its officers, employees, and agents, from and against all claims made relating to copyright or other intellectual property infringement

Biographical Note

Milton Rogovin was born in New York City in 1909 where he graduated from Columbia University in 1931 with a degree in optometry. He soon after moved to Buffalo, New York. Rogovin purchased his first camera in 1942 and later taught documentary photography at the University of Buffalo from 1972-1974, where he also received an MA in American Studies in 1972. His photographic work focused on social activism, and in 1983 he won the prestigious W. Eugene Smith Award for Documentary photography, which allowed him to travel internationally to continue his “Family of Miners” series. Rogovin died in 2011.


3 Boxes (1 linear foot)

Metadata Rights Declarations

  • License: This record is made available under an Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Creative Commons license.


This collection contains miscellaneous materials documenting the life and career of Milton Rogovin (1909 - 2011), photographer and social activist. The collection is active.

Custodial History

Materials acquired from the photographer starting in 2007.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection includes CDs, VHS tapes, 1/2 in. tapes, and 3/4 in. tapes.

Processing Information

Finding aid updated by Meghan Jordan in 2016. Finding Aid updated in 2022 by Elias Larralde to include series 4.

Milton Rogovin Collection, 1988-2007
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for Creative Photography Archives Repository

1030 N. Olive RD
Tucson Arizona 85721 United States