Photographic Archives

The Photographic Archives houses almost 2 million photographs and associated records and manuscripts. Its mission is to collect significant documentary photograph collections, to organize the collections and to make them available to both the researcher and the casual browser.

The Photographic Archives has a fully staffed reference desk offering service during all operating hours. The Photographic Archives Print Service is capable of producing prints and slides of items from our collections as needed by researchers.The Photographic Archives gallery hosts changing exhibitions of prints from the Archives collections and from contemporary American photographers. Link to Photographic Archives.