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, please contact Leslie Squyres. To make an appointment to visit our collections in person, please contact Deidre Thompson. Hours are 10AM – 4PM, Monday-Friday. 


List of archival collections

Finding Aids

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.

Finding Aids

Name Arizona Archives Onlinesort descending Finding Aid PDF
John Gutmann miscellaneous ag242_gutmann_misc.pdf
Witkin Gallery Miscellaneous Acquisitions ag259_witkin_misc.pdf
Pacific Press Service Collection ag141_pacific_press.pdf
Barbara Morgan ag95_morgan.pdf
George Grant ag55_grant.pdf
Lee Witkin / Witkin Gallery ag62_witkin.pdf
Mike Mandel miscellaneous ag230_mandel_misc.pdf
Harvey Wang ag255_wang.pdf
Ralph Steiner miscellaneous ag142_steiner_misc.pdf
Charles Morris ag116_cmorris.pdf
Sid Grossman ag56_grossman.pdf
Helen Gee ag74_gee_limelight.pdf
Wright Morris ag190_w_morris.pdf
Society for Photographic Education ag78_society_photographic_ed.pdf
Laura Volkerding Miscellaneous Acquisitions ag256_volkerding_misc.pdf
Louise Dahl-Wolfe miscellaneous ag153_dahlwolfe_misc.pdf
John G. Morris ag127_jmorris.pdf
William (Bill) Jay ag184_jay.pdf
W. Eugene Smith ag33_wesmith.pdf
Rudy Bender ag151_bender.pdf
Henry Holmes Smith ag32_hhsmith.pdf
Center for Creative Photography ag1_ccp.pdf
J. George Midgley ag264_midgley.pdf
David Muench ag178_muench_book_inventory.pdf
Miscellaneous Artwork Collection ag21_misc_artwork.pdf
Joan Myers ag237_myers.pdf
McGraw Colorgraph Company ag22_mcgraw_colorgraph.pdf
Peter Stackpole ag169_stackpole.pdf
Todd Webb ag2_webb.pdf
Melissa Shook ag224_shook.pdf
Ray McSavaney ag266_mcsavaney.pdf
Josef Breitenbach miscellaneous ag167_breitenbach_misc.pdf
Patrick Nagatani ag183_nagatani_tracey.pdf
Louis Carlos Bernal ag182bernal.pdf
George Dunham / William Mortensen ag43mortensen-dunham.pdf
Kenji Nakahashi ag267_nakahashi.pdf
Ylla ag138_ylla.pdf
Rosalind Solomon ag208_solomon.pdf
Michael Bishop ag265_bishop.pdf
Grey Silva ag134_silva.pdf
Lynn Stern ag238_stern.pdf
Water in the West ag172water_in_the_west.pdf
Hans Namuth ag135_namuth.pdf
Frederick Sommer miscellaneous ag36_sommer_misc.pdf
Mitchell Payne ag49_payne.pdf
Robert Heinecken ag45_heinecken.pdf
Ernest Bloch ag11_bloch.pdf
Stephen Sprague ag65_sprague.pdf
William Silano ag263_silano.pdf
Friends of Photography ag186_friends_of_photography.pdf


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