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 Learn page for options about our photographic education opportunities and LENS initiative.
In the interest of the health and welfare of our patrons, staff, faculty, and students, the Center will be closed effective immediately until the end of the semester. This includes our galleries as well as our programs, events, and research spaces. We believe this is a responsible and ethical step, and while it is disappointing to cancel events, we look forward to coming together again as a community when the time is right.
Fine Print viewing will be unavailable from May 15, 2020 through July 15, 2020 due to building renovations. The CCP Archives will be avaible for research during this time, but if you need to look at items from the fine print collection, please arrange your visit during other times of the year.
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.