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  • Contributing Institution: University of California, Santa Cruz
    Title: Alexander Lowry photographs
    Creator: Lowry, Alexander, 1937-2010
    Identifier/Call Number: MS.188
    Physical Description: 2 Linear Feet 2 flats
    Date (inclusive): 1989
    Abstract: This collection consists of black and white photographs taken of downtown Santa Cruz, California, immediately after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake and scenes of the University of Califoria, Santa Cruz Campus.
    Physical Location: Stored in Special Collections & Archives: Advance notice is required for access to the papers.
    Language of Material: English


    Collection open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights for this collection reside with the University of California. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. 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. Responsibility for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Preferred Citation

    Alexander Lowry Photographs. MS 188. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Alexander Lowry in 1990

    Alternative Format Available

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


    Alexander Lowry has been making personal and professional photographs since 1957. During his career he has been a newspaper photographer and public relations photographer, and for the last 30 years has concentrated on contract work, primarily for educational and conservation organizations. Photo Researchers, Inc. in New York has represented his stock photography since 1964. He has taught workshops for University of California, Santa Cruz Extension and others since 1974. His photographs have appeared in more than 500 publications worldwide over a span of five decades. He has exhibited widely in both solo and group shows, and his prints are in public and private collections.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection consists of twenty four 8x10" black and white photographs taken of the damage to downtown Santa Cruz, California, after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.
    At the time of the earthquake, Alexander Lowry and his wife owned and operated a studio in downtown Santa Cruz. He took these photographs immediately after the earthquake and during the next few days when most of the downtown was off limits to the general public.
    Also included are scenes of the University of California, Santa Cruz campus.

    Related Material

    1. F868.S25L68 Santa Clara County, a second look; photographic essay, 1965.
    2. LD781.S4C3 Tutorial project. Photos by Alexander Lowry, with inroduction by Tom Knight, 1968.
    3. F868.S33L68 Castle Rock: west of skyline. Photographs by Alexander Lowry, text by Deanne Earnshaw, 1973.
    4. TR 654.L68 10 Critters by Alexander Lowry; afterword by David Brockman, 1978.
    5. F868.S3I5 In the ocean wind; the Santa Cruz north coast. Cynthia Wayburn and Peter Scott, editors. With an introd. by Peter Beagle. Felton, Calif., Glenwood Publishers, 1974.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Santa Cruz (Calif.) -- History
    Loma Prieta Earthquake, Calif., 1989
    Photographs -- California -- Santa Cruz -- 1989
    Lowry, Alexander, 1937-2010