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Mayo, Harry Surfing Photography collection
MS.405  
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Description
This collection includes photographs and films of Santa Cruz surfing during the mid-20th century, primarily centered around activities of the Santa Cruz Surfing Club. Also included are correspondence, organizational documentation and ephemera relating to the Santa Cruz Surfing Club and the Santa Cruz Surfing Sculpture Committee. Collected newspaper clippings, publications, and commercial films related to the history of surfing are included as well, many of which are accessible via Cruzcat.
Background
Harry Mayo was born in Pacific Grove, California in 1923 to William H. and Susie M. Mayo. He attended Santa Cruz High School from 1938-1942, and served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1942-1945, during which he was stationed at several points in California, including Santa Cruz. Mayo worked as a firefighter in the Santa Cruz Fire Department from 1949 until 1979, when he retired as a captain. He was a founding member of the Santa Cruz Surfing Club, a member of the Santa Cruz Surfing Sculpture Committee, and volunteer at the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum. He currently resides in Santa Cruz.
Extent
11 Linear Feet 14 boxes, 1 oversize folder
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. Copyright has been assigned to the Santa Cruz Surfing Club Preservation Society. Due to restrictions imposed by the donation agreement, UCSC Special Collections is not able to provide reproductions of photographs from this collection. To request a reproduction, contact the Santa Cruz Surfing Club Preservation Society at info@santacruzsurfingclub.com.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Access to original copies of film, video, and other media is restricted and requires advance notice. Access copies must be made prior to research use. Please contact Special Collections and Archives to request access to media.