Outreach Programs

Instructional Programs 

In keeping with the educational mission of the University of California and the College of Environmental Design, the Archives staff makes class presentations to introduce students to its holdings, policies, and services, and identifies materials suitable for course assignments or research topics. The Environmental Design Archives staff also works with the faculty to facilitate faculty research, to locate material for instructional images, and to coordinate students' use of Archives holdings. With prior notification, the staff can tailor an orientation to the subject and objectives of a specific course. Instructors are advised to contact the Archives to make advance arrangements for class visits and/or assignments.

The Archives also offers workshops on preserving architectural records and conducting architectural records research and will provide speakers to historical societies, architectural organizations, and other groups.

Publication & Exhibition 

In order to reach wider audiences, the Environmental Design Archives allows use of images and objects from the collection for publication and exhibition. Publication and exhibition use is subject to fees and contractual agreements. Contact the Archives for more information on obtaining permission to publish images, or borrow items for exhibition.


The Archives arranges tours of the Collection for classes, organizations, and other groups by arrangement.