Chuck and Esther Abbott Slide Collection

M. Carey
The University Library
Special Collections and Archives
University Library
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California, 95064
Email: specoll@library.ucsc.edu
URL: http://library.ucsc.edu/speccoll/
© 2009
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Chuck and Esther Abbott Slide Collection

Collection number: MS 39

The University Library

Special Collections and Archives

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California
Processed by:
M. Carey
Date Completed:
November 2009
Encoded by:
M. Carey
© 2009 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Chuck and Esther Abbott slide collection
Dates: 1940-1980
Collection number: MS 39
Creator: Abbott, Chuck
Creator: Abbott, Esther
Collection Size: 4700 slides
Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
Santa Cruz, California 95064
Abstract: This collection contains scenic and urban views throughout the United States and Canada with an emphasis on malls, redevelopment, signage, urban blight and visual pollution. Also included are slides of downtown Santa Cruz before and after the creation of the Pacific Garden mall.
Physical location: Stored in Special Collections and Archives: Advance notice is required for access to the materials.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English
UCSC Library Digital Collections

Access

Collection is 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

Chuck and Esther Abbott slide collection. MS 39. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Chuck and Esther Abbott in 1970.

Biography

Chuck and Esther Abbott were both professional photographers who moved to Santa Cruz, California in 1962 and became active in the historic preservation of Santa Cruz buildings. Chuck Abbott became known as the "Father of the Pacific Garden Mall".

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection contains scenic and urban views throughout the United States and Canada with an emphasis on malls, redevelopment, signage, urban blight and visual pollution. Also included are slides of downtown Santa Cruz before and after the creation of the Pacific Garden mall.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Abbott, Charles H. (Charles Henry)--Archives
Abbott, Esther
Cities and towns--Growth
Shopping malls--United States
Cities and towns--Pictorial works
Pacific Garden Mall (Santa Cruz, Calif.)
Santa Cruz (Calif.)--Architecture

Related Material

Selected images from MS 39, Chuck and Esther Abbott Slide Collection can be found in UCSC Digital Collections: