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. The UCSC Library Digital Collections are open to all.

A-Z List of Collections

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...

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 ...

UC Santa Cruz Photography Services Photographs

The Photography Services Photographs collection includes photographs created by staff photographers employed by the University of California, Santa Cruz. The...