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Center For Creative Photography

Identifier: AG 1

Scope and Contents

The quality and quantity of documentation in the Director's Subject Files make them central to an understanding of CCP activities. In the Center's early years (1975 ca.1979), these files represented the entirety of CCP records, with all staff members putting their records in these files. Although the Center's records have become more dispersed since 1979, it is important to check the Director's Subject Files, in addition to other series that might seem more relevant, when searching for records pertaining to any CCP activities.

The Center's active exhibition and publication programs are well documented by printed materials (publications, posters, exhibition announcements, checklists, etc.), correspondence, press releases, news clippings, and other records. Through the use of Exhibition and Publication Registers (in the form of single pages for each CCP exhibition and publication), an attempt has been made in this finding aid to bring together the location of all records relevant to a particular exhibition or publication. Someone interested in a CCP exhibition or publication can consult one page which will give the location and quantity of all relevant records. But no attempt has been made to list records from the Director's Subject Files in these Registers which underscores the importance of checking the Subject Files for additional material.

As the staff and programs of the Center grew, staff members began to create files separate from the Director's Subject Files. Around 1980, the Exhibitions Curator and the Publications Coordinator began to maintain their own files. The arrangement of the records in the Archive reflects these changes separate subgroups have been created for both the Exhibitions Curator and Publications Coordinator, and similar records that were previously placed in the subject files have been separated and combined with later exhibition and publication records. All of the records of the Curator/Librarian are filed in the Director's Subject Files.

The size and duties of the staff continue to change from year to year. Some of the subgroups created for the initial transfer of CCP records will have to be modified, and new ones added, to meet these changes.


  • 1975 - 2016


Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

As an institution funded by the State of Arizona, the Center's records are public and are open to research with a few exceptions. All personnel files are restricted. Some confidential correspondence is restricted. Some financial records are restricted. Consult the Archivist for further information.


206.5 Linear Feet

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Records, 1975 , of the Center for Creative Photography. Includes records pertaining to all phases of the Center's operation exhibitions, publications, acquisitions, and administrative activities which evidence the evolution of the Center through its growth in programs and collections. The collection is still active. 206.5 linear feet.

Processing Information

Inventory written by Charles Lamb, 1983. Revised July 1988 by Leslie Calmes.

Finding aid for the Center for Creative Photography
Finding aid created by Erica Gulledge
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for Creative Photography Archives Repository

1030 N. Olive RD
Tucson Arizona 85721 United States