Archives & Manuscripts
Scholars, authors, museum professionals, artists, and students are invited to use the archives for a wide range of projects including books, bibliographies, films, and dissertations focusing on photography as well as cultural studies, environmental history, music, and many other areas.
Archives and manuscripts are accessed through the Laura Volkerding Study Center. For assistance with reference questions about the Center’s collections, or to make an appointment to visit our collections in person, please contact Alexis Peregoy. Hours are 10AM – 4PM, Monday-Friday.
Educators: please visit our Education page for options about our photographic education opportunities and LENS initiative.
January 2021 update: The Study Center remains closed due to the University of Arizona’s COVID-19 response and safety response policy. Research services provided through the Volkerding Study Center are extremely limited through the Spring 2021 semester due to COVID-19.
CCP staff are eager to help you with your research! Whether you have a specific question, or would like some suggestions for how to get started with archives, please reach out. To request assistance, please fill out the Research Assistance form.
Detailed descriptions of all of the Center's archival collections.
Searching tip: search across all of the Center’s finding aids by using the search box in the top right corner of this page, and enter the last name (or gallery name) of the collection you are searching for and the term “finding aid.” For example, searching for “weston finding aid” will result in a list including Edward Weston’s finding aids, Brett Weston’s finding aids, and other related finding aids. A search for “weston” will find all of the collections containing information about Weston.
Please click "LAST NAME" below at right to display archives in alphabetical order.