Santa Cruz Ephemera Collection

This collection of ephemera originated with a substantial contribution from Preston Sawyer (1899-1968). He grew up in Santa Cruz and worked for local newspapers, and wrote the “Santa Cruz Yesterdays” feature in the Santa Cruz Sentinel. While most of his collection is at UCSC, some of his ephemera is at SCPL. The arts is one emphasis of the collection, with a particular focus on movies and movie theatres in the early 20th century.

More recent material in the collection has been added by librarians at SCPL from a variety of sources and donors.

A list of the subject folders is filed at the front of the collection.


Access & Use: The Santa Cruz Ephemera Collection is open for research use. Appointments to view the collection can be made by contacting the library. Permission to publish materials must be requested from the Santa Cruz Public Libraries. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions.
Creator: Sawyer, Preston
Source: Collected by staff of Santa Cruz Public Libraries from multiple sources, with a core collection created by Preston Sawyer.
Date: 1890-2019
Type: COLLECTION
Coverage: Santa Cruz (County)
Rights: Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Santa Cruz Public Libraries. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Santa Cruz Public Libraries as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
Identifier: MS-SANTA CRUZ

Collection

Citation

Sawyer, Preston. “Santa Cruz Ephemera Collection.” Collected by staff of Santa Cruz Public Libraries from multiple sources, with a core collection created by Preston Sawyer. 1890-2019. SCPL Local History. https://history.santacruzpl.org/omeka/items/show/135323. Accessed 19 Nov. 2019.