Stefan Hirsch and Elsa Rogo papers, 1851-1986, bulk 1920s-1960s
Hirsch, Stefan, 1899-1964
Rogo, Elsa, 1901-1996
Halpert, Edith Gregor
Field, Hamilton Easter
Downtown Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
United States.Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs
Place of publication, production, or execution:
19.4 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Original film reels and archival negative copies are stored off-site and are closed to researchers. Contact Reference Services for more information.
The papers of artists and educators Stefan Hirsch and Elsa Rogo measure 19.4 linear feet and date from 1851 to 1986, with the bulk of the material dating from 1920s to the 1960s. Their artistic, teaching, and journalism careers are documented through biographical materials, correspondence, writings and notes, professional files, printed materials, photographs and motion picture films, and sketchbooks and other artwork.
Stefan Hirsch and Elsa Rogo papers, 1851-1986, bulk 1920s-1960s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Nine reels of motion picture film in this collection have been preserved and also copied to video for research access and are available in the Archives of American Art offices. Projection prints of these films, compiled into two 16 mm reels, are also available for loan. In addition, the sound recordings have been digitized for research access.
Funding for the preservation of the Stefan Hirsch and Elsa Rogo home movies shot in Mexico was provided by the National Film Preservation Foundation. Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by Smithsonian Institution's Collections Care and Preservation Fund.
German-born Stefan Hirsch (1899-1964) was a painter and educator. Elsa Rogo (1901-1966) was married to Hirsch and was an artist, educator and journalist.
Collection is in English, Spanish, and German.
Portions of the Stefan Hirsch and Elsa Rogo papers were donated in 1996 by the Elsa Rogo estate, via Sylvia Siskin, executrix. Additions were donated 2002 and 2014 by professor James Oles, Art Department, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts on behalf of Sylvia Siskin.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001