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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
Louis Carlos Bernal ag182bernal.pdf
Lee Witkin / Witkin Gallery ag62_witkin.pdf
Helen Gee ag74_gee_limelight.pdf
Edward Weston miscellaneous ag6_eweston_misc.pdf
Henry Holmes Smith ag32_hhsmith.pdf
Willard Van Dyke miscellaneous ag97_vandyke_misc.pdf
Brett Weston ag143_bweston.pdf
Book Production Materials Collection ag219_book_prod.pdf
Ruth Bernhard ag152_bernhard.pdf
Dorothy Norman ag164_norman.pdf
Melissa Shook ag224_shook.pdf
Richard Avedon miscellaneous ag98_avedon_misc.pdf
Oliver Gagliani ag240_gagliani.pdf
Ansel Adams ag31_adams.pdf
Todd Walker miscellaneous ag220_walker_misc.pdf
Ilse Bing ag189_bing.pdf
Palm Press ag231_palm_press.pdf
Michael Bishop ag265_bishop.pdf
William (Bill) Jay ag184_jay.pdf
New Documents Exhibition Collection ag99_new_documents.pdf
Ralph Doyle Hosenpud ag227_hosenpud.pdf
Andreas Feininger ag53_feininger.pdf
Louis Carlos Bernal miscellaneous ag233_bernal_misc.pdf
Ernest Bloch ag11_bloch.pdf
Peter Stackpole ag169_stackpole.pdf
Interviews/Oral History Collection ag19interviews.pdf
Lee Parry ag217_parry.pdf
Grey Silva ag134_silva.pdf
Photographic Materials Collection ag100_photographic_materials_coll.pdf
Harold Jones ag67_hjones.pdf
Arnold Gassan ag58_gassan.pdf
Aaron Siskind ag30_siskind.pdf
Judith Golden ag158_golden.pdf
John Gutmann miscellaneous ag242_gutmann_misc.pdf
Robert Heinecken miscellaneous ag235_heinecken_misc.pdf
Miscellaneous Artwork Collection ag21_misc_artwork.pdf
Mitchell Payne ag49_payne.pdf
Stephen Sprague ag65_sprague.pdf
Lectures, Writings, Manuscripts ag101_lectures.pdf
Shelby Lee Adams ag257_shelbylee_adams.pdf
Mike Mandel miscellaneous ag230_mandel_misc.pdf
McGraw Colorgraph Company ag22_mcgraw_colorgraph.pdf
Ralph Steiner ag68_steiner.pdf
Ernest Bloch miscellaneous ag103_bloch_misc.pdf
Yasuo Kuniyoshi ag85_kuniyoshi.pdf
Casey Allen ag148_allen.pdf
Society for Photographic Education ag78_society_photographic_ed.pdf
Bernard Plossu ag71_plossu.pdf
Grace Sternberg ag245_sternberg.pdf
Jay Sternberg ag245_sternberg.pdf


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