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 Alexis Peregoy. Hours are 10AM – 4PM, Monday-Friday. 

Educators: please visit our Education page for options about our photographic education opportunities and LENS initiative. 

Please note: the Laura Volkerding Study Center will be closed August 26-30, 2019; September 9-13, 2019; and October 7-11, 2019. 


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
Charles Harbutt ag144_harbutt.pdf
Louis Carlos Bernal ag182bernal.pdf
Shelby Lee Adams ag257_shelbylee_adams.pdf
William Silano ag263_silano.pdf
Marion Palfi miscellaneous ag130_palfi_misc.pdf
Edward Weston and Johan Hagemeyer ag5_hagemeyer.pdf
Jack Welpott ag218_welpott.pdf
Richard Whelan ag216_whelan.pdf
Jerry Uelsmann ag35_uelsmann.pdf
Ruth Bernhard ag152_bernhard.pdf
Lee Parry ag217_parry.pdf
Casey Allen ag148_allen.pdf
Images and Words ag121_images_and_words.pdf
Pacific Press Service Collection ag141_pacific_press.pdf
Minor White ag9_white_misc.pdf
Michael Bishop ag265_bishop.pdf
Mitchell Payne ag49_payne.pdf
Ralph Steiner miscellaneous ag142_steiner_misc.pdf
Portraits of Photographers Collection ag73_portraits_of_photographers.pdf
Marguerite Mesel ag221_mesel.pdf
Limelight Gallery ag74_gee_limelight_gallery.pdf
Oliver Gagliani ag240_gagliani.pdf
Ernest Bloch ag11_bloch.pdf
Louise Dahl-Wolfe miscellaneous ag153_dahlwolfe_misc.pdf
Josef Schneider ag222_schneider.pdf
W. Eugene Smith miscellaneous ag79_wesmith_misc.pdf
John Wolbarst ag61_wolbarst.pdf
Bernard Plossu ag71_plossu.pdf
Thomas Barrow ag202_barrow.pdf
Josef Schneider ag222_schneider.pdf
Wynn Bullock miscellaneous ag80_bullock_misc.pdf
Arnold Gassan ag58_gassan.pdf
Marion Post Wolcott ag114_post_wolcott.pdf
Wright Morris ag190_w_morris.pdf
John Yang ag260_yang.pdf
Jim Pomeroy ag155_pomeroy.pdf
Josef Breitenbach miscellaneous ag167_breitenbach_misc.pdf
Robert Sobieszek ag232_sobieszek.pdf
Photographic Literature Collection ag82_photo_literature.pdf
Judith Golden ag158_golden.pdf
Barbara Crane ag176_crane.pdf
LIGHT Gallery Miscellaneous Acquisitions ag276_light_gallery_misc_acq.pdf
Charles Pratt ag133_pratt.pdf
Milton Rogovin ag210_rogovin.pdf
Arthur Bell ag234_bell.pdf
Mark Johnstone ag236_johnstone.pdf
Paul Strand miscellaneous ag94_strand_misc.pdf
Barry Goldwater ag88_goldwater.pdf
Lee Witkin / Witkin Gallery ag62_witkin.pdf
W. Eugene Smith ag33_wesmith_temp2019.pdf


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