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R.A. Romanes Collection

Identifier: MSS 90-03

Content Description

The main body of the collection consists of photographic prints and negatives of various sizes (2" x 3" to 8" x 10") for the period of 1928 - 1972, although most items are concentrated in the years 1930 - 1960.

Also included in the collection are news clippings and magazine articles, either featuring photographs in the Romanes collection or concerning subjects featured in the photographs. There is one folder each of correspondence, financial data, and biographical information on R.A. Romanes.


  • 1928 - 1972

Conditions Governing Use

No publication fee is made for use of Western Carolina University Library special collections material in scholarly publications. The Library retains sole right to judge what constitutes a non-scholarly or commercial publication. Permission to publish commercially, in circumstances where the Library is qualified to grant it, requires proper authorization. Please contact Special Collections at for more information.

Biographical / Historical

R.A.(Reinfried Armstrong) Romanes (April 4, 1896 - 1978) was born in Germany and moved to Georgia in the early 1920s. He pursued an interest in photography, and took numerous photographs showing scenes and/or subjects in north Georgia and portions of western North Carolina.


17.5 Linear Feet

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Repository Details

Part of the Hunter Library - Special Collections Repository

Cullowhee United States