The UCSC Photography Services photographs is a collection of more than 200,000 images. It contains primarily 35mm black and
white negatives, contact sheets, prints, and slides created by staff photographers employed by the University of California,
Santa Cruz. The collection visually documents the history of UCSC from the campus opening in 1965, until the department was
closed, in 2005. Images include aerial and landscape photographs of the campus and neighboring Santa Cruz, construction views,
scenes from daily campus life and activities, classrooms, labs, and curricular materials, and people and events significant
to UCSC history.
University of California, Santa Cruz, Photography Services, commonly known as the "Photo Lab," began operations under the
auspices of Instructional Services when the campus opened in 1965. Initially run by local photographer J. Alexander "Al" Lowry,
various photographers and technicians were employed over the years, including Alan Donaldson, Gypsy Ray, Catharina Marlowe,
Don Fukuda, Shmuel Thaler, Don Harris, Victor Schiffrin, and Angelika Frebert. Photography Services closed in 2005.
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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. For permission to reproduce or publish the material, or to order a reproduction, please visit guides.library.ucsc.edu/speccoll/reproduction-publication.
Collection is open for research. Selected images from this collection have been digitized and are available online through
UCSC Library Digital Collections.