Mel Rosenthal Photograph Collection
Language of Materials
The collection consists of photographs of members of various refugee communities in New York state, including immigrants from Vietnam, the Ukraine, Haiti, Cambodia, and elsewhere.
The collection is divided into two series: Refuge: The Newest New Yorkers; and General Photographs.
Scope and Content Note
The Mel Rosenthal Photograph Collection spans the period from 1983 to 2001 and primarily contains photographs from his series documenting new immigrants to New York City and State. Individual prints are signed and captioned on verso by the photographer.
Materials in this collection may be stored offsite. For more information on making arrangements to consult them, please visit www.nyhistory.org/library/visit.
Taking images of documents from the library collections for reference purposes by using hand-held cameras and in accordance with the library's photography guidelines is encouraged. As an alternative, patrons may request up to 20 images per day from staff.
Application to use images from this collection for publication should be made in writing to: Department of Rights and Reproductions, The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024-5194, firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: (212) 873-3400 ext. 282.
Copyrights and other proprietary rights may subsist in individuals and entities other than the New-York Historical Society, in which case the patron is responsible for securing permission from those parties. For fuller information about rights and reproductions from N-YHS visit: https://www.nyhistory.org/about/rights-reproductions
This collection should be cited as Mel Rosenthal Photograph Collection, PR 090, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, The New-York Historical Society.
Location of Materials
Purchase, 2001, and Gift, 2004.