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Center for Creative Photography Archives

Welcome to CCP’s ArchivesSpace site! Here, you can search an online database of finding aids for access to CCP’s unique archival collections.

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Searching the Archives

There are over 8 million objects in CCP's archival collections, including photographic materials, letters, manuscripts, publications, oral histories, audiovisual recordings, unique artifacts, and so much more. This database of finding aids describe the creation, content, context, and arrangement of the archival collection materials, which enable users to identify and request materials relevant to their research. Please note that collections are non-circulating and must be used in CCP’s Laura Volkerding Study Center. Some collection materials may require advance notice for retrieval, such as negatives in frozen storage.

Basic search tips:
  • Enter names, terms, or keywords in the search bar above to begin.
  • Searches are not case sensitive.
  • Select the 'Collections' tab to see an alphabetical list of CCP's archival collections.
Visit our Guide to Searching for advanced tips on searching CCP’s archival collections in ArchivesSpace.

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Harmful Language Statement

Since 1975, CCP has collected, preserved, and made accessible historically valuable materials that reflect the society in which they were created. As such, materials found within CCP collections, and the language used to describe them, may be harmful, offensive, or outdated. If you encounter any of this language, please report your concern here.

Using the Archives

Please email us at to set up an appointment and request materials for viewing.