The Public Information Office collection of more than 200,000 images contains the
photographic materials that were used to promote the University of California, Santa Cruz,
from the first invitation to the Board of Regents by the city of Santa Cruz to the recent
past. Comprised of negatives, contact sheets, slides, prints, and digital files, the images
in the collection document the history and achievements of all members of the UCSC
community. Included are aerial and landscape photographs of the campus and neighboring Santa
Cruz, construction of campus buildings, scenes from daily campus life and activities, and
people and events significant to UCSC history.
The mission of the Public Information Office (PIO), under the auspices of UCSC's University
Relations, was to promote the University through news releases, public relations, and campus
publications. The collection of photographic materials created and collected by the PIO has
been used extensively in publications including the UC Santa Cruz
Review, Currents, campus Viewbooks, and the General Catalog, to share with
the University and the broader community the activities and achievements of UCSC faculty,
students, and alumni.
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Property rights for this collection reside with the University of California. Literary
rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. In some cases,
copyright is held by the Regents of the University of California. The publication or use of
any work protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use for research or educational
purposes requires written permission from the copyright owner. Responsibility for obtaining
permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Collection open for research. Digital files are available in the UCSC Special Collections
and Archives reading room. Some files may require reformatting before they can be accessed.
Technical limitations may hinder the Library's ability to provide access to some digital
files. Access to digital files on original carriers is prohibited; users must request to
view access copies. Contact Special Collections and Archives in advance to request access to