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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
Shelby Lee Adams ag257_shelbylee_adams.pdf
Yasuo Kuniyoshi ag85_kuniyoshi.pdf
Stephen Sprague ag65_sprague.pdf
Garry Winogrand miscellaneous ag188_winogrand_misc.pdf
John Gutmann ag173_gutmann.pdf
Linda Connor miscellaneous ag254_connor_misc.pdf
J. George Midgley ag264_midgley.pdf
Todd Walker ag83_walker.pdf
Edward Weston and Johan Hagemeyer ag5_westonhagemeyer.pdf
Casey Allen ag148_allen.pdf
Clarence John Laughlin ag223_laughlin.pdf
Ralph Steiner ag68_steiner.pdf
William Mortensen miscellaneous ag191_mortensen_misc.pdf
Ray McSavaney ag266_mcsavaney.pdf
Carl Chiarenza ag87_chiarenza.pdf
Alma Lavenson ag212_lavenson.pdf
Grace Sternberg ag245_sternberg.pdf
George Dunham / William Mortensen ag43mortensen-dunham.pdf
Brian Weil ag175_weil.pdf
Portraits of Photographers Collection ag73_portraits_of_photographers.pdf
Jay Sternberg ag245_sternberg.pdf
Lynn Stern ag238_stern.pdf
Dan Weiner ag150_weiner.pdf
Limelight Gallery ag74_gee_limelight_gallery.pdf
Jack Welpott ag218_welpott.pdf
W. Eugene Smith miscellaneous ag79_wesmith_misc.pdf
Thomas Barrow ag202_barrow.pdf
Joan Liftin ag262_liftin.pdf
Larry Sultan ag12_clatworthy.pdf
LIGHT Gallery ag194_light_gallery.pdf
William Silano ag263_silano.pdf
A. D. Coleman ag20_coleman.pdf
Richard Whelan ag216_whelan.pdf
Wynn Bullock miscellaneous ag80_bullock_misc.pdf
Wynn Bullock ag10_bullock.pdf
Minor White ag9_white_misc.pdf
Photographic Literature Collection ag82_photo_literature.pdf
Arthur Bell ag234_bell.pdf
Danny Lyon ag161_lyon.pdf
Mickey Pallas ag145_pallas.pdf
Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust ag203_aaprt.pdf
Robert Frank ag102_frank.pdf
Magnum Photos ag104_magnum.pdf
George Platt Lynes ag105_lynes.pdf
Vivienne Silver ag106_silver.pdf
Virginia Stevens ag107_stevens.pdf
Ben Maddow ag108_maddow.pdf
Robert Fichter miscellaneous ag109_fichtermisc.pdf
Faurest Davis ag111_davis.pdf
Ben Maxey ag112_maxey.pdf


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