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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 research questions about the Center’s collections, please contact Alexis Peregoy

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

Please note: 

In the interest of the health and welfare of our patrons, staff, faculty, and students, the Center will be closed effective immediately until further notice. This includes our galleries as well as our programs, events, and research spaces. We believe this is a responsible and ethical step, and while it is disappointing to cancel events, we look forward to coming together again as a community when the time is right.


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
Portraits of Photographers Collection ag73_portraits_of_photographers.pdf
Charles Pratt ag133_pratt.pdf
Beaumont Newhall miscellaneous ag125_newhallmisc.pdf
Robert Heinecken miscellaneous ag235_heinecken_misc.pdf
Andreas Feininger ag53_feininger.pdf
Marguerite Mesel ag221_mesel.pdf
Harold Jones ag67_hjones.pdf
Limelight Gallery ag74_gee_limelight_gallery.pdf
Milton Rogovin ag210_rogovin.pdf
Max Yavno ag136_yavno.pdf
Aaron Siskind ag30_siskind.pdf
Josef Schneider ag222_schneider.pdf
W. Eugene Smith miscellaneous ag79_wesmith_misc.pdf
Ben Rose ag57_rose.pdf
Marion Palfi ag46_palfi.pdf
Shelby Lee Adams ag257_shelbylee_adams.pdf
Josef Schneider ag222_schneider.pdf
Wynn Bullock miscellaneous ag80_bullock_misc.pdf
Louise Dahl-Wolfe ag76_dahlwolfe.pdf
Lola Alvarez Bravo ag154_alvarez_bravo.pdf
Casey Allen ag148_allen.pdf
John Gutmann miscellaneous ag242_gutmann_misc.pdf
Robert Sobieszek ag232_sobieszek.pdf
Yasuo Kuniyoshi ag85_kuniyoshi.pdf
Photographic Literature Collection ag82_photo_literature.pdf
Marion Palfi miscellaneous ag130_palfi_misc.pdf
Lee Friedlander ag117_friedlander.pdf
Mike Mandel miscellaneous ag230_mandel_misc.pdf
Mark Johnstone ag236_johnstone.pdf
Clarence John Laughlin ag223_laughlin.pdf
Paul Strand miscellaneous ag94_strand_misc.pdf
Warner Taylor ag215_taylor.pdf
Pacific Press Service Collection ag141_pacific_press.pdf
Laura Volkerding ag162_volkerding.pdf
Society for Photographic Education ag78_society_photographic_ed.pdf
Gene and Dorothy Gruver ag239_gruver.pdf
Alma Lavenson ag212_lavenson.pdf
Harry Callahan miscellaneous ag96_callahan_misc.pdf
Ralph Steiner miscellaneous ag142_steiner_misc.pdf
Josef Breitenbach ag90_breitenbach.pdf
Center for Creative Photography ag1_ccp.pdf
Carl Chiarenza ag87_chiarenza.pdf
George and Grace Schaub ag241_schaub.pdf
Louise Dahl-Wolfe miscellaneous ag153_dahlwolfe_misc.pdf
John Gutmann ag173_gutmann.pdf
Thomas Barrow ag202_barrow.pdf
Gordon Bennett ag253_bennett.pdf
Ylla ag138_ylla.pdf
Etherton Gallery ag243_etherton_gallery.pdf
Joan Liftin ag262_liftin.pdf


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