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Photograph Collections

The University Archives has extensive holdings of more than 100,000 images available for research. The images, consisting of prints, negatives, slides, and contact sheets, are organized by source into collections. The collections include images created or accumulated by offices on campus, by individuals associated with the university, or by professional photographers.

A subject authority list serves as a retrieval guide for many of the photograph collections. Some collections have collection descriptions in the Library's online catalog.

  • ClaraVision - a digital collection of selected images from the University Archives
  • University Photograph Collections
  • University Communications Collection (NWS)
  • Portrait Collection (POR)
  • Redwood Collection (RED)

Included are special collections of photographs taken by a particular photographer; gathered by a particular person to accompany a manuscript, research or personal collection; or that accompany and describe the life of a particular person. The University Archives has in its holdings the following collections, some of which have accompanying inventories available in the Archives.

  • James H. Barr Collection, 1928-1930
  • E.R.A. Boland, S.J. Collection, 1910-1945
  • Vince Carrese Collection, 1915-1930
  • Richard Coz, S.J. Collection, 1974-1994
  • William Eymann Collection, 1962-1978
    Eymann was the first professional photographer contracted/hired to document university people and events over a long period of time. Subjects include the campus and buildings, events and activities, in addition to portraits of students, faculty, and visitors to SCU. Collection contains 8x10 prints, contact sheets (1972-1978) and original negatives. See also NWS collection.
  • Paul Galtes, S.J. Collection, 1900-1920
  • Andrew P. Hill Collection, 1890s
  • Bernard R. Hubbard, S.J. Collection, 1923-1962
  • John J. Montgomery Collection, 1870-1911
  • Bernard J. Reid Collection, 1844-1902
  • William J. Rewak, S.J. Collection, 1977-1988
  • St. Joseph's Church (San Jose) Collection, 1878-1961
  • Rev. George Schoener Collection, ?-1941
  • Henry Schmidt Collection, 1929-1939
  • Walter E. Schmidt, S.J., Collection, 1957-1986
  • Arthur D. Spearman, S.J., Collection
  • Bernard Stanley Collection, 1937-1938
  • Tommy Temple Collection, 1919-1926
  • Thomas Dutton Terry, S.J., Collection, 1970-1988
  • Turrill - Miller Collection, 1900-1920
  • James F. Twohy Collection, 1950's-1960's
  • James Vaughan, S.J., Collection, 1913-1917
  • Unidentified Collection, 1913-1926
  • John Waddell Collection, 1860-1879
  • Henry J. Walsh, S.J., Collection, 1905-1908
  • Ernest Watson, S.J., Collection, 1910-1940
  • Wempe-Pellerano-Boitano Collection (WPB) 1851
  • Douglas Wesson (WES) (Acc 991-044) Summer 1939
  • Harry Wolter (WOL) 1866-1870; 1900-1910
  • Jack Wright Collection (WRI) 1940