Fred A. Rosenstock papers, 1849-1970  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Rosenstock, Fred A.
Title
Fred A. Rosenstock papers
Dates
1849-1970 (inclusive)
1912-1970 (bulk)
Quantity
1 linear feet
Collection Number
Ms0487
Summary
The Fred A. Rosenstock papers (1849-1970) consist of business letters and research materials dealing with the history of the Western United States. The bulk of the materials consists of correspondence between Fred Rosenstock and Dale Morgan concerning publishing activities and personal correspondence from various persons to Alphonso Jennings, a western outlaw. Also included are a few historical items: a photocopy and transcript of an 1849 overland diary of Hugh Skinner, a letter from J. Exton to Hepworth Dixon (1868), and a letter from James W. Porter to Charlotte Porter Avery (1859). Fred Rosenstock (1895-1986) was a bookstore owner who's main interest was the history of the West.
Repository
University of Utah Libraries, Special Collections.
Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library
University of Utah
295 South 1500 East
Salt Lake City, UT
84112-0860
Telephone: 801-581-8863
SPCreference@lists.utah.edu
Access Restrictions

Twenty-four hour advanced notice encouraged. Materials must be used on-site. Access to parts of this collection may be restricted under provisions of state or federal law.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Fred Asher Rosenstock was born on 29 November 1895 in Austria. In 1913 his family moved to Rochester, New York. Rosenstock moved West in 1920 for health reasons and settled in Denver where he opened his first bookstore. He married Frances Goodman in 1926 and opened another bookstore. He published textbooks for Colorado school, as well as western books. His press was called "The Old West Publishing Company." In 1981, he sold his bookstore and opened an art gallery featuring western art. He died in 1986.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Fred A. Rosenstock papers (1849-1970) consist of business letters and research materials dealing with the history of the Western United States. The bulk of the materials consists of correspondence between Fred Rosenstock and Dale Morgan concerning publishing activities and personal correspondence from various persons to Alphonso Jennings, a western outlaw. Also included are a few historical items: a photocopy and transcript of an 1849 overland diary of Hugh Skinner, a letter from J. Exton to Hepworth Dixon (1868), and a letter from James W. Porter to Charlotte Porter Avery (1859).

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

The library does not claim to control copyright for all materials in the collection. An individual depicted in a reproduction has privacy rights as outlined in Title 45 CFR, part 46 (Protection of Human Subjects). For further information, please review the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Use Agreement and Reproduction Request forms.

Preferred Citation

Initial Citation: Fred A. Rosenstock papers, MS 0487, Box [ ]. Special Collections and Archives. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Following Citations: MS 0487.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Research Materials and CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1-2
Hugh Skinner Diary
Photocopy and transcript.
1849
1 3
Letters
From J. Exton to Hepworth Dixon, and James W. Porter to Charlotte Porter Avery.
1859; 1868
1 4
Pritchard Book
Letter and four photograph photocopies for book.
1959
1 5-13
Letters from Dale Morgan to Fred Rosenstock
1944-1970
1 14
Christmas Cards from Dale Morgan to Fred Rosenstock
1955-1969
1 15
Correspondence
From Lawton Kennedy, Alpheus Walter, Jom Holliday, George Hammond, and Mrs. Dennis Flynn.
1955-1965

Alphonso Jennings MaterialsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
2 1-11
Letters to Alphonso Jennings
1912-1960
2 12
Transcripts for Jennings' Stories and Movies
2 13
The Southwesterner
1963

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Overland journeys to the Pacific
  • Personal Names :
  • Jennings, A. J. (Alphonso J.)--Correspondence
  • Morgan, Dale Lowell, 1914-1971--Correspondence
  • Rosenstock, Fred A.--Correspondence
  • Geographical Names :
  • West (U.S.)--Description and travel
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Correspondence
  • Diaries