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 Emily Una Weirich. Hours are 10AM – 4PM, Monday-Friday. 

We will be closed from Monday, December 25, 2017, through Monday, January 1, 2018. Our normal hours will resume on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.


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
Louise Dahl-Wolfe miscellaneous ag153_dahlwolfe_misc.pdf
Richard Whelan ag216_whelan.pdf
Jerry Uelsmann ag35_uelsmann.pdf
Dean Brown ag18_dbrown.pdf
Brett Weston ag143_bweston.pdf
Gregory Conniff ag119_coniff.pdf
Minor White ag9_white.pdf
W. Eugene Smith ag33_wesmith.pdf
Ralph Doyle Hosenpud ag227_hosenpud.pdf
Dorothy Norman ag164_norman.pdf
Ansel Adams ag31_adams.pdf
Todd Webb ag2_webb.pdf
Harold Jones ag67_hjones.pdf
Lee Parry ag217_parry.pdf
Andreas Feininger ag53_feininger.pdf
George M. Craven ag132_craven.pdf
ESPEJO Project ag81_espejo.pdf
Frederick Sommer miscellaneous ag36_sommer_misc.pdf
Josef Breitenbach miscellaneous ag167_breitenbach_misc.pdf
John Wolbarst ag61_wolbarst.pdf
Rosalind Solomon ag208_solomon.pdf
Mitchell Payne ag49_payne.pdf
Aaron Siskind ag30_siskind.pdf
Johan Hagemeyer and Edward Weston ag5_hagemeyer.pdf
Marion Post Wolcott ag114_post_wolcott.pdf
Barbara Crane ag176_crane.pdf
Marguerite Mesel ag221_mesel.pdf
Robert Heinecken ag45_heinecken.pdf
Yasuo Kuniyoshi ag85_kuniyoshi.pdf
Dody Weston Thompson ag258_thompson.pdf
Edward Weston and Johan Hagemeyer ag5_hagemeyer.pdf
Water in the West ag172_water_in_the_west.pdf
Friends of Photography ag186_friends_of_photography.pdf
Lee Witkin ag62_witkin_gallery.pdf
Josef Schneider ag222_schneider.pdf
Richard Avedon ag89_avedon.pdf
Clarence John Laughlin ag223_laughlin.pdf
Casey Allen ag148_allen.pdf
Portraits of Photographers Collection ag73_portraits.pdf
Indivisible Project ag187_indivisible.pdf
Helen Gee ag74_gee_limelight.pdf
Josef Schneider ag222_schneider.pdf
Ralph Gibson ag37_gibson.pdf
Edward S. Curtis ag7_curtis.pdf
Alma Lavenson ag212_lavenson.pdf
Limelight Gallery ag74_gee_limelight_gallery.pdf
Garry Winogrand miscellaneous ag188_winogrand_misc.pdf
Paul Strand ag17_strand.pdf
W. Eugene Smith miscellaneous ag79_wesmith_misc.pdf
William Mortensen miscellaneous ag191_mortensen_misc.pdf


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