About the UCSC Library Digital Collections

Explore over 100,000 digitized items from UCSC Special Collections & Archives. This site is a living database with new photographs, documents, maps, audio and video added regularly. While only a small fraction of the Library’s archival collections are digitized, you can learn more about the unique archives from which these items originate in the Collection Guides linked to each item.

A-Z List of Collections

Alexander Lowry Photographs

The Alexander Lowry collection consists of black and white photographs taken of downtown Santa Cruz, California, immediately after the 1989 Loma Prieta earth...

Ansel Adams Photographs

This online collection consists of digitized images selected from the Library's 485 black and white, silver gelatin prints by Ansel Adams. Adams took the pho...

Atkinson Photographic Archive

In 2002, Richard C. Atkinson commissioned Alan Nyiri to photograph extraordinary architecture found on the ten University of California campuses. This collec...

Branson DeCou Archive

The Branson DeCou Archive consists of digitized images of hand-tinted 3-1/4 x 4 in. glass lantern slides used in years of travel lecture tours covering all c...

Cabrillo Music Festival of Contemporary Music Recordings Collection

The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music (previously Cabrillo Music Festival), is an annual music festival featuring symphonic works by contemporary compo...

Carol Foote photographs of the University of California, Santa Cruz

This collection consists of images of campus life taken by Carol Foote at the University of California, Santa Cruz, from 1978 to 1982. Included are performan...

Chuck and Esther Abbott Slide Collection

The Chuck and Esther Abbott Slide collection consists of slides of downtown Santa Cruz before and after the creation of the Pacific Garden mall.

Eric N. Schmidt papers

The collection contains images of the UCSC Farm and Garden Project. The photographs were taken by Eric N. Schmidt during his apprenticeship, and the images c...

Eric Thiermann photographs of the University of California, Santa Cruz

This collection contains images selected from 90 rolls of black and white negatives taken by Eric Thiermann, from 1966 to 1969. Most of the photographs were ...

F. Louis Fackler scrapbooks

This collection includes five scrapbooks by Louis Fackler from the start of his employement with the University of California, Santa Cruz until his retiremen...

Frank Kofsky Audio and Photo Collection of the Jazz and Rock Movement

This collection includes photographs of renowned jazz and rock musicians, created by jazz scholar Frank Kofsky in the late 1960s. Included are photographic p...

Frank Zwart papers

This collection contains images from Frank Zwart's work as yearbook student photographer for Cowell College "Markings, 1969".

Gordon R. Sinclair papers

This collection contains photographs documenting the City of Santa Cruz's bid for the new UC campus led by the Santa Cruz Sentinel's Managing Editor, Gordon ...

Grateful Dead Archive Media

Selected audio files from the Grateful Dead Records. Recordings along with additional descriptive information are also available at gdao.org.

Harry Mayo Surfing Photography Collection

This collection contains photographs of Santa Cruz Surfing Club members and associated individuals from the 1930s-1940s. Most images capture the surfing scen...

Lick Observatory photographs

The Lick Observatory Archive documents one of the most historically important observatories in the world, and is a unique resource for the study of the histo...

Peggy Long slides of the University of California, Santa Cruz

This collection consists of photographs taken by Peggy Long at the University of California, Santa Cruz, from 1964 to 1968. The images of the campus include ...

Porter College dedication photographs

The Porter College dedication photographs include a scrapbook of photographs and ephemera marking the dedication of Porter College (formerly College Five) at...

Ruth-Marion Baruch and Pirkle Jones Photographs

This collection contains a selection of photographs by Ruth-Marion Baruch and Pirkle Jones, whose work visually documents the people and landscape of the San...

Santa Cruz County History Collections

Photographic images of Santa Cruz County from the late 1960s to the 1990s. Notable subjects include Santa Cruz architecture before and after the Loma Prieta ...

Santa Cruz County historic photograph collection

This collection of photographs spans more than 100 years of Santa Cruz city and county development and activity. The photographs document communities and tow...

Shakespeare Santa Cruz records

The Shakespeare Santa Cruz posters include posters from the 1982-2013 theatrical seasons of Shakespeare Santa Cruz, a professional repertory theater company ...

Sigrid McLaughlin photographs of the University of California, Santa Cruz

This collection consists of images of campus views, landmarks, students, and architecture taken by Sigrid McLaughlin at the University of California, Santa C...

Steve Rees photographs of the University of California, Santa Cruz

This collection consists of images of campus life taken by Steve Rees at the University of California, Santa Cruz, from the fall of 1966 through the spring o...