Guide to the Chuck and Esther Abbott slide collection

M. Carey
University of California, Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz 95064

Contributing Institution: University of California, Santa Cruz
Title: Chuck and Esther Abbott slide collection
Identifier/Call Number: MS.039
Physical Description: 35 Linear Feet 4700 slides
Date (inclusive): circa 1950-1976
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.
Language of Material: English

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright for this collection resides with 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. UCSC Special Collections and Archives can grant permission to publish materials to which it holds the copyright.

Preferred Citation

Chuck and Esther Abbott slide collection. MS39. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Esther Abbott, 1976.

Existence and Location of Copies

Images from this collection are available through UCSC Library Digital Collections.

Biographical / Historical

The Abbotts 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 Contents

This collection consists of slides taken by the Abbotts, who photographed U.S. shopping malls and other sites depicting urban development in the 1950s and 1960s. Also includes slides of the Pacific Garden Mall in Santa Cruz, California.