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
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 digital files.