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William F. Roleff photographs

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: S2240

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of photographs of logging camps and scenes in northeastern Minnesota.


  • 1912-1916


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Kathryn A. Martin Library, Archives and Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

William F. Roleff was born in 1873 in Menomonie, Wisconsin. As a young man he worked as a barber. In 1893 he moved to Two Harbors, Minnesota where he worked in Halliday Barber Shop. In 1900 he married Josephone Therrien. He initially took up photography as a spare time activity. He operated photography studios in Duluth, Minnesota both on his own and with John Rudolph Zweifel. In 1923 he joined the Duluth New Tribune as a photographer. He retired in 1942.


1.00 Volumes

Language of Materials



The collection consists of photographs of logging camps and scenes in northeastern Minnesota.

Physical Location

This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at or 218-726-8526.

Related Materials:

NEMHC Archival Collections S3744 Zweifel-Roleff Studio photograph collection for DM&IR and Oliver Iron Mining


This collection is part of the Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections, which are housed in the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives at the Kathryn A. Martin Library.

Guide to the William F. Roleff photographs
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Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526