UCLA Department of Geography Air Photo Archives - Open House

Friday, Aug 11, 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

1929 Spence aerial photo of Westwood and UCLAThe UCLA Department of Geography Air Photo Archives will be holding an open house in Bunche A-145, on the ground floor of the Palm Court.

Displays will feature examples from the Archives' significant collections of aerial and terrestrial photographs, as well as related documents and objects, and Archives staff will be on hand to talk about the collections and answer questions. 

  • Fairchild Aerial Surveys collection, 1921-1965. California, New York, and other national coverage, with some international images.
  • Spence Air Photos collection, 1926-1972. Focus on Southern California, and includes Ektachrome and Kodachrome color images.
  • William Cross collection, 1918-1924. Early aerials of Los Angeles and Southern California.
  • Harold W. Fairbanks collection, c.1895-1910. Terrestrial images featuring California geology and terrain, once part of the Harold W. Fairbanks papers (Collection 194), UCLA Library Special Collections.
  • Other archival treasures. Spence Co. camera tests showing street views of Los Angeles c.1935-1945; homemade color stereoviews showing local and national parks, 1925-1927; Albertype postcard negatives, lantern slides, cameras, flight log books, historical photogrammetry and geography education tools, maps, and more.

UCLA Library staff will be presenting the new Spence Air Photos App, an online map application that provides access to 1,828 images from the Spence collection, covering Westwood and the UCLA campus between 1918 and 1971.