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Photography in Library Special Collections


UCLA Library Special Collections’s photographic collections are wide-ranging and include the works of many of the most celebrated practitioners, excellent examples of a variety of 19th century historical photographic processes, and extensive documentation of the greater Los Angeles area.

It should be noted that some of the photographic collections are not searchable online. This guide describes strategies for finding photographs in collections through the Online Archive of California (OAC) and UCLA Library Catalog, as well as using the card catalog and paper finding aids in the Ahmanson-Murphy reading room in the Charles E. Young Research Library.

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