Roth-Michalove Collection- M2022.07

Roth-Michalove Collection- M2022.07

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UNC Asheville Special Collections and University Archives


Roth-Michalove Collection



Date [inclusive]: 



1.0 Linear Feet; 2 Boxes

Description Note: 

A small collection consisting of photos, newspaper clippings, programs, booklets, and assorted ephemera

Location Note:

This collection is shelved in Row 3, Section 4 in the Special Collections storage area




[Identification of Item], Roth-Michalove Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library, Special Collections, University of North Carolina Asheville

Historical Note:

Jewish merchants were in Asheville very early in the twentieth century as evidenced by the Roth and Michalove families and others. For a comprehensive overview of Jewish business in Asheville, see Jewish Businesses in Asheville created by Sharon Fahrer and Jan Schochet of History @ Hand, an independent research group.


Any display, publication, or public use must credit the D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, University of North Carolina Asheville. Copyright retained by the creators of certain items in the collection, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Accruals Note:

Additional accruals are possible


Paul Roth, Sandra Roth

Processing Note: 

Processed by Assistant Archivist Ashley McGhee Whittle in Fall of 2023 and Spring 2024

Collection Inventory:

Box 1: 


  • Folder 1: Paul Roth- Family and Friends Photo Scrapbook, most undated, some dated between 1920s and 1940s
  • Folder 2: Three wooden pencils from “MI Roth, Expert Tailor” and a silver spoon from 1935 state theater

Box 2:


  • Folder 1: Handbook for Boys, Boy Scouts of America, “Paul Roth” written on the front cover; “Paul Roth- Troop 4” written along the side of the book, published September 1944
  • Folder 2: Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA, April 15, 1955, Paul Roth Article/Biography
  • Folder 3: Biltmore Plaza Rec Center Brochure and Cards
  • Folder 4: Photos
    • Photo 1: Maxine Kenneth Paul, Harrisonburg, VA, April 14, 1940
    • Photo 2: ? Charles Roth and another man in car
    • Photo 3: Paul Roth in Scout Uniform, May 1944
    • Photo 4: Bertha Michalove Roth, Paul Roth, Joan Blanken Roth, Charles Roth
    • Photo 5: Grottoes Theatre
    • Photo 6: Man Dressed as Tin Man and Holding a Wizard of Oz Collection Box
    • Photo 7: Jalopy to be Given Away at Cavalier, 5/14
    • Photo 8: Local Couple, First Time in Elkton Theatre
    • Photo 9: Theater at Night
    • Photo 10: Four Men Standing in front of a Building, words “AIR CONDITIONED” can be seen on the building behind them
    • Photo 11: Line of people entering building which appears to be a theater
    • Photo 12: Interior with various men, women, and children and a table set up with cartons of milk


  • Folder 5: New Elkton Theatre, Inaugural Program
  • Folder 6: Eagle Theatre Telegram to Chas Roth from L.E. Downing re: generator brushes and new son, March 29, 1930
  • Folder 7: Clipping on Samuel F. Roth on July 16, 1947
  • Folder 8: Roth Theatres Production Card
  • Folder 9: Newspaper Clippings of Roth Theatre Advertisements, March 9, 1984 from The Washington Post
  • Folder 10: Photo of Roth Family
  • Folder 11: Various photocopied news clippings re: Michaloves and Roths
  • Folder 12: CD-ROM with photos of Michaloves and Roths