This collection includes photographs and films of Santa Cruz surfing during the mid-20th
century, primarily centered around activities of the Santa Cruz Surfing Club. Also included
are correspondence, organizational documentation and ephemera relating to the Santa Cruz
Surfing Club and the Santa Cruz Surfing Sculpture Committee.
Harry Mayo was born in Pacific Grove, California in 1923 to William H. and Susie M. Mayo.
He attended Santa Cruz High School from 1938-1942, and served in the U.S. Coast Guard from
1942-1945, during which he was stationed at several points in California, including Santa
Cruz. Mayo worked as a firefighter in the Santa Cruz Fire Department from 1949 until 1979,
when he retired as a captain. He was a founding member of the Santa Cruz Surfing Club, a
member of the Santa Cruz Surfing Sculpture Committee, and volunteer at the Santa Cruz
Surfing Museum. He currently resides in Santa Cruz.
11 Linear Feet
14 boxes, 1 oversize folder
Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyright has been assigned to
the Santa Cruz Surfing Club Preservation Society. Due to restrictions imposed by the
donation agreement, UCSC Special Collections is not able to provide reproductions of
photographs from this collection, nor is photography of this material allowed. To request a
reproduction, contact the Santa Cruz Surfing Club Preservation Society.
Collection is open for research. Audiovisual media is unavailable until reformatted.
Digital files are available in the UCSC Special Collections and Archives reading room.
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
audiovisual media and digital files.