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Public Information Office records: photographs (University of California, Santa Cruz)
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  • Access
  • Use Restrictions
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Alternative Form of Material Available
  • Administrative History
  • Scope and Content
  • Processing Information

  • Contributing Institution: University of California, Santa Cruz
    Title: University of California, Santa Cruz Public Information Office records: photographs
    Creator: University of California, Santa Cruz. Public Information Office
    Identifier/Call Number: UA.128
    Physical Description: 33 Linear Feet 49 boxes
    Physical Description: 1.86 GB 238 digital files
    Date (inclusive): 1956-2014
    Date (bulk): 1962-2000
    Language of Material: English


    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.

    Use Restrictions

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    University of California, Santa Cruz, Public Information Office Records: Photographs. UA 128. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Transferred from UCSC University Relations circa 1980s and 2015.

    Alternative Form of Material Available

    Selected images from this collection have been digitized and are available online through UCSC Library Digital Collections.

    Administrative 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.

    Scope and Content

    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.

    Processing Information

    Collection was processed by Mary deVries in 2015-2016. Digital portion of the collection was processed by Kate Dundon and Teresa Mora in 2020-2021.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Slides (photographs)
    Contact sheets
    Negatives (Photographs)