Found are scraps and notes of names and addresses of friends, colleagues, and family, biographical sketches and resumes, travel papers, identification cards, Stefan Hirsch and Elsa Rogo's marriage and Rogo's divorce documents, scattered medical documents including prescriptions, and material relating to Hirsch's military service. Also found are two sound recordings, a personal recording and one of Elsa Rogo appearing on a Spanish National Radio, Voice of Spain program hosted by Alex Gross. Materials concerning the Office of Strategic Services include applications for federal employment, correspondence, and resumes.
Use of original papers requires an appointment. 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.
Stefan Hirsch and Elsa Rogo papers, 1851-1986, bulk 1920s-1960s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by Smithsonian Institution's Collections Care and Preservation Fund. Funding for the preservation of the Stefan Hirsch and Elsa Rogo home movies shot in Mexico was provided by the National Film Preservation Foundation. Glass plate negatives in this collection were digitized in 2019 with funding provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.