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 Wolbarst ag61_wolbarst.pdf
Garry Winogrand miscellaneous ag188_winogrand_misc.pdf
Thomas Barrow ag202_barrow.pdf
Helen Gee / Limelight Gallery Miscellaneous Acquisitions ag248_gee_limelight_misc.pdf
Richard Avedon miscellaneous ag98_avedon_misc.pdf
Frances Murray ag268_murray.pdf
Josef Breitenbach miscellaneous ag167_breitenbach_misc.pdf
Todd Webb ag2_webb.pdf
Marion Post Wolcott ag114_post_wolcott.pdf
Oliver Gagliani ag240_gagliani.pdf
William Mortensen miscellaneous ag191_mortensen_misc.pdf
Limelight Gallery Miscellaneous Acquisitions ag248_gee_limelight_misc.pdf
New Documents Exhibition Collection ag99_new_documents.pdf
Joan Myers ag237_myers.pdf
Water in the West ag172water_in_the_west.pdf
Rosalind Solomon ag208_solomon.pdf
Barbara Crane ag176_crane.pdf
Henry Holmes Smith ag32_hhsmith.pdf
Arthur Bell ag234_bell.pdf
William Christenberry miscellaneous ag250_christenberry_misc.pdf
Ralph Doyle Hosenpud ag227_hosenpud.pdf
Patrick Nagatani ag183_nagatani_tracey.pdf
Friends of Photography ag186_friends_of_photography.pdf
Robert Heinecken ag45_heinecken.pdf
Lee Witkin / Witkin Gallery ag62_witkin.pdf
Arnold Gassan ag58_gassan.pdf
Melissa Shook ag224_shook.pdf
Benjamen Chinn ag251_chinn.pdf
Harold Jones ag67_hjones.pdf
Kenji Nakahashi ag267_nakahashi.pdf
Richard Avedon ag89_avedon.pdf
Helen Gee ag74_gee_limelight.pdf
Judith Golden ag158_golden.pdf
LIGHT Gallery ag194_light_gallery.pdf
Linda Connor miscellaneous ag254_connor_misc.pdf
Hans Namuth ag135_namuth.pdf
Ralph Gibson ag37_gibson.pdf
Barry Goldwater ag88_goldwater.pdf
Grey Silva ag134_silva.pdf
Rudy Bender ag151_bender.pdf
Edward Weston miscellaneous ag6_eweston_misc.pdf
Yasuo Kuniyoshi ag85_kuniyoshi.pdf
Paul Strand ag17_strand.pdf
William (Bill) Jay ag184_jay.pdf
George Grant ag55_grant.pdf
Stephen Sprague ag65_sprague.pdf
Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust ag203_aaprt.pdf
Louis Carlos Bernal ag182bernal.pdf
Andreas Feininger miscellaneous ag205_feininger_misc.pdf
Clarence John Laughlin ag223_laughlin.pdf


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