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This archive of architectural photographs is a personal gift from Rita and Richard Atkinson to the University of California. Richard C. Atkinson served from 1995-2003 as the seventeenth president of the University. These striking images of the ten UC campuses were commissioned by him in 2002-03 in order to document the extraordinary architecture found on UC's campuses and to provide a source of campus images that will be available for all to use.

The archive consists of 450 4"x5" color transparencies, panoramic aerial views, individual CDs of each campus, and a DVD containing all the images. The photographs have been scanned at high resolution and are available for unrestricted use by the University of California. The Atkinson Photographic Archive will be housed at the Office of the President. A limited number of DVDs are available free upon request. Please e-mail cecile.cuttitta@ucop.edu for further information.

High-resolution electronic files are also available from the University Archives at each of the University of California campuses. Contact the University Archives at the campus featured in your desired photographs for copies of the high-resolution electronic files.

Submit the Atkinson Photographic Archive Order Form to purchase high-resolution digital files of UC-Berkeley campus photographs.

The photographs were produced by Alan Nyiri over the course of several trips to each of the campuses between August 2002 and April 2003. Mr. Nyiri, a renowned photographer, has produced several photographic essays for other U.S. universities.

The project was overseen by Karen Sinsheimer, Curator of Photography at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, in consultation with Therese Heyman, Curator of Special Projects at the Oakland Museum. Architectural information about the campus buildings was gathered with the generous assistance of many individuals throughout the University of California. The Web site was developed by several individuals at the UC History Digital Archives, based at UC Berkeley.

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Last updated 06/15/06.