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Guide to the Alexander Lowry Photographs
MS 188  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Alexander Lowry Photographs
    Dates: 1989
    Collection number: MS 188
    Creator: Lowry, Alexander
    Collection Size: 30 photographs

    2 flats
    Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
    Santa Cruz, California 95064
    Abstract: This collection consists of black and white photographs taken of downtown Santa Cruz, California, immediately after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake and scenes of the University of Califoria, Santa Cruz Campus.
    Physical location: Stored in Special Collections & Archives: Advance notice is required for access to the papers.
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English


    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    Alexander Lowry Photographs. MS 188. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Alexander Lowry in 1990


    Alexander Lowry has been making personal and professional photographs since 1957. During his career he has been a newspaper photographer and public relations photographer, and for the last 30 years has concentrated on contract work, primarily for educational and conservation organizations. Photo Researchers, Inc. in New York has represented his stock photography since 1964. He has taught workshops for University of California, Santa Cruz Extension and others since 1974. His photographs have appeared in more than 500 publications worldwide over a span of five decades. He has exhibited widely in both solo and group shows, and his prints are in public and private collections.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection consists of twenty four 8x10" black and white photographs taken of the damage to downtown Santa Cruz, California, after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.
    At the time of the earthquake, Alexander Lowry and his wife owned and operated a studio in downtown Santa Cruz. He took these photographs immediately after the earthquake and during the next few days when most of the downtown was off limits to the general public.
    Also included are scenes of the University of California, Santa Cruz campus.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Lowry, Alexander--archives
    Photographers--California--Santa Cruz County
    Earthquakes--California--Loma Prieta
    Photographic Prints--1980-1989

    Related Material

    • F868.S25L68 Santa Clara County, a second look; photographic essay, 1965.
    • LD781.S4C3 Tutorial project. Photos by Alexander Lowry, with inroduction by Tom Knight, 1968.
    • F868.S33L68 Castle Rock: west of skyline. Photographs by Alexander Lowry, text by Deanne Earnshaw, 1973.
    • TR 654.L68 10 Critters by Alexander Lowry; afterword by David Brockman, 1978.
    • F868.S3I5 In the ocean wind; the Santa Cruz north coast. Cynthia Wayburn and Peter Scott, editors. With an introd. by Peter Beagle. Felton, Calif., Glenwood Publishers, 1974.