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
Richard Avedon ag89_avedon.pdf
Arnold Gassan ag58_gassan.pdf
Brian Weil ag175_weil.pdf
Clarence John Laughlin ag223_laughlin.pdf
Garry Winogrand miscellaneous ag188_winogrand_misc.pdf
Garry Winogrand AG 72 Winogrand Finding Aid
Ralph Gibson ag37_gibson.pdf
Judith Golden ag158_golden.pdf
Dan Weiner ag150_weiner.pdf
Alma Lavenson ag212_lavenson.pdf
William Mortensen miscellaneous ag191_mortensen_misc.pdf
Portraits of Photographers Collection ag73_portraits.pdf
Lee Parry ag217_parry.pdf
Mitchell Payne ag49_payne.pdf
Frederick Sommer ag28_sommer.pdf
Paul Strand ag17_strand.pdf
Barry Goldwater ag88_goldwater.pdf
Limelight Gallery ag74_gee_limelight_gallery.pdf
Marguerite Mesel ag221_mesel.pdf
George Grant ag55_grant.pdf
Joan Liftin ag262_liftin.pdf
W. Eugene Smith miscellaneous ag79_wesmith_misc.pdf
Wynn Bullock miscellaneous ag80_bullock_misc.pdf
Dean Brown ag18_dbrown.pdf
Josef Schneider ag222_schneider.pdf
Max Yavno ag136_yavno.pdf
Sid Grossman ag56_grossman.pdf
Carl Chiarenza ag87_chiarenza.pdf
Danny Lyon ag161_lyon.pdf
Robert Sobieszek ag232_sobieszek.pdf
Photographic Literature Collection ag82_photo_lit.pdf
Brett Weston ag143_bweston.pdf
Josef Schneider ag222_schneider.pdf
Marion Palfi ag46_palfi.pdf
Johan Hagemeyer ag44_hagemeyer.pdf
Mark Johnstone ag236_johnstone.pdf
Paul Strand miscellaneous ag94_strand_misc.pdf
Ansel Adams ag31_adams.pdf
Louise Dahl-Wolfe ag76_dahlwolfe.pdf
A. D. Coleman ag20_coleman.pdf
Mike Mandel ag12_clatworthy.pdf
Gene and Dorothy Gruver ag239_gruver.pdf
Harry Callahan miscellaneous ag96_callahan_misc.pdf
Andreas Feininger ag53_feininger.pdf
Lola Alvarez Bravo ag154_alvarez_bravo.pdf
LIGHT Gallery ag194_light_gallery.pdf
Lee Friedlander ag117_friedlander.pdf
George and Grace Schaub ag241_schaub.pdf
Willard Van Dyke miscellaneous ag97_vandyke_misc.pdf
Aaron Siskind ag30_siskind.pdf


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