Visit the Laura Volkerding Study Center

The Volkerding Study Center will be closed for in-person research on Friday, May 10, 2024 for University of Arizona Commencement.

The Volkerding Study Center will be closed to in-person research from Monday, June 10, 2024 through Friday, July 5, 2024. Research services will be available on a limited basis during this time. 

Located on the second floor of the CCP, the Study Center is a space dedicated to research and study of our archivesrare books and reference materials, and oral histories.

Volkerding Study Center open hours

By appointment, Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Research Appointments

CCP uses a system called Aeon to manage all research appointments and requests. To schedule an appointment, please go to CCP's Aeon site, create an account, and then click Appointments from the main menu and follow the prompts to schedule an appointment. Additional instructions for how to use Aeon can be found on our site.

If a trip to Tucson isn't possible for you at the moment, CCP's Reference Services page includes information about our reference digitization service and virtual reference sessions. You can always reach out to us at We would be happy to work with you plan a productive research visit to access CCP's archival collections! Please note that phone calls and direct messages will also be forwarded to this queue for the sake of an equitable process.

Closure Dates

In addition to closure for holidays and University of Arizona closures, the Volkerding Study Center is also closed on Tuesdays following Monday holidays. Study Center Closure dates for 2023: 

  • Memorial Day, 5/30/2023
  • Juneteenth, 6/20/2023
  • Independence Day, 7/4/2023
  • Labor Day, 9/5/2023
  • Veterans Day, 11/10/2023
  • Thanksgiving, 11/23-24/2023
  • University of Arizona Winter Closure, 12/22/2023-1/1/2024

About the Laura Volkerding Study Center

The Study Center is named in honor of Louisville, Kentucky, native Laura Volkerding (1939-1996). Volkerding studied fine arts at the University of Louisville and at the Illinois Institute of Technology, where she received her Master’s degree in graphic design. Laura began her artistic career making drawings, weavings, and prints but switched to photography in 1972 after a fire in her studio destroyed much of her early work. From 1970 to 1979, she taught at the University of Chicago. In 1980, she became a lecturer in photography at Stanford University, where she remained for 16 years. Volkerding received fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Prix de Paris, and the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France. In 1996, the Center for Creative Photography published her book, Solomon’s Temple: The European Building-Crafts Legacy.