Scope and Content of Collection
Title: University Archives Photographs Collection
Dates: ca. 1891-1995
Collection number: UArch 112
16.0 linear feet
(63 photo binder boxes, 6 negative boxes, 2 oversize flat boxes and 1 map cabinet drawer).
University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
Abstract: The University Archives Photographs collection is comprised of photographs culled from other collections in the University
Archives. The dates of the photographs range from the 1890s to the present, with the majority being black and white photos
from the 1920s and 1950s. The subjects covered include all aspects of the UCSB campuses and academic and student life.
Physical location: Del Sur, University Archives, 25B.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or
quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given
on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
University Archives Photographs collection. UArch 112. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of
California, Santa Barbara.
Various sources and dates.
Scope and Content of Collection
The University Archives Photographs collection is comprised of photographs culled from other collections in the University
Archives. The photographs from various collections are stored together in order to provide improved archival storage and easier
retrieval. Most of the photographs were donated by the Office of Public Affairs. Older photographs were donated by Hazel Severy,
Ednah Rich Morse, and Anna Blake. The dates of the photographs range from the 1890s to the present, with the majority being
black and white photos from the 1920s and 1950s. The subjects covered include all aspects of the UCSB campuses and academic
and student life.
The collection is arranged in the following series:
Series I: Photographs. The photographs listed here are all prints. Negatives are available for about ten percent of the collection and they are
stored in the vault (see Series III). Most of the photos from the 1960s through the present have negatives in the Photography
Department at Learning Resources. This series is divided into the following subseries: Antecedents; Riviera Campus; Mesa Campus;
Goleta Campus, which contains many photos of departments, buildings, faculty, staff, and students, events, and the library;
and Oversize Photographs.
Series II: Slides. Contains slides of similar subjects found in the photographs series. This series is divided into the following subseries:
Campus and Buildings, Departments and Offices, Campus-wide Events, Library, and Students.
Series III: Negatives. Contains negatives for some of the photographs in Series I and one glass negative. Stored in Vault.
In the University Archives:
- Office of Public Information biographical files, UArch 11, has a large photograph series containing portraits of UCSB faculty
- Office of Public Information subject files, UArch 12, has a photograph series that covers many of the same subjects in this
collection, but are linked to specific subject files.
- Home Economics Club collection, UArch 105 – Contains many scrapbooks with photos of students.
- UCSB History and Antecedents collection, UArch 100 – Contains many scrapbooks with photos of students, student groups, campus,
and the Child Development Laboratory.
In Special Collections:
- Community Conservation and Development Collection (CDCC), SBHC Mss 1 – Also known as the Pearl Chase collection. Contains
large series of photographs, including images of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Isla Vista, and Santa Barbara City College.
- Isla Vista Archives, SBHC Mss 41 – Contains series of photographs of people (including students), places, and events of Isla
- Santa Barbara and Suburban Railway Photographs, SC 844 – Collection of four black and white photos showing Miss Ednah A. Rich,
President of the State Normal School, being presented with a spike maul, which she used to drive the golden spike at the end
of the Normal School Extension of the Santa Barbara & Suburban Railway, Nov. 6, 1913.
- Walker A. Tompkins collection, SBHC Mss 19 – Contains series of photographs, including images of Santa Barbara, Goleta, and
In Main Library:
La Cumbre yearbook – Includes photos of students, campus, and sometimes faculty and staff. Main Library & Special Collections Reading
Room LD800 .S35L.
UCSB 1970-71 [cartographic material]. Aerial photograph in poster format of the campus and area surrounding the University of California,
Santa Barbara. Map & Imagery Lab 3853 .S3:282:2U5 A4 1970 .U5.
University of California at the century [electronic resource]. Karen Sinsheimer, project co-director ; Therese Heyman, project co-director ; Stan Nicholson, administrative
director ; Cathy Pollock, coordinator ; Steven Brown, creative director and designer. Map & Imagery Lab and Special Collections
LD729.8 .U557 2001.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
University of California, Santa Barbara.