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Photography Services Photographs (University of California, Santa Cruz)
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Arrangement of collection
  • Organizational History
  • Additional Collection Guide
  • Preferred Citation
  • Finding aid revision statement
  • Scope and Contents
  • Conditions Governing Use

  • Contributing Institution: University of California, Santa Cruz
    Title: University of California, Santa Cruz, Photography Services Photographs
    Creator: University of California, Santa Cruz. Photography Services
    Identifier/Call Number: UA.050
    Physical Description: 42 Linear Feet 43 boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1965-2004
    Language of Material: English .

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open for research. Selected images from this collection have been digitized and are available online through UCSC Library Digital Collections. .

    Arrangement of collection

    The materials are arranged by format, following the job numbering of the photo shoots, which is roughly chronological.The job number is used as the unique identifier for images in all represented formats, including digital file names.

    Organizational 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.

    Preferred Citation

    UCSC Photography Services photographs. UA 50. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz

    Finding aid revision statement

    This finding aid was revised in the Reparative Archival Redescription Project in 2021-2022. Previous versions of this finding aid are available upon request.

    Scope and Contents

    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.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Copyright for the items in this collection is owned by Regents of the University of California. Reproduction or distribution of any work protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the copyright owner. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether a use is fair use, and to obtain any necessary permissions. UCSC Special Collections and Archives can grant permission to publish materials to which it holds the copyright. For more information see UCSC Special Collections and Archives policy on Reproduction and Use.

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