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Chuck and Esther Abbott Slide Collection
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Description
This collection contains scenic and urban views throughout the United States and Canada with an emphasis on malls, redevelopment, signage, urban blight and visual pollution. Also included are slides of downtown Santa Cruz before and after the creation of the Pacific Garden mall.
Background
Chuck and Esther Abbott were both professional photographers who moved to Santa Cruz, California in 1962 and became active in the historic preservation of Santa Cruz buildings. Chuck Abbott became known as the "Father of the Pacific Garden Mall".
Extent
4700 slides
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Availability
Collection is open for research.