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Guide to the Trini Contreras Photographs – Miss California Collection (1955 – 1985)

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Collection Number

No accession number


This collection was created by Trinidad ‘Trini’ Contreras. Mr. Contreras donated this collection to the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History.


Number of Containers: Two (2) Boxes
Linear Feet: Three (3) Feet


Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, Archives
705 Front Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060


This collection contains about thirty large photographs taken by Trini Contreras. The images are of Miss California winners throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Trini Contreras was an official photographer of both the Miss Santa Cruz and Miss California pageants. The images include formal portraits of the winners with their crowns and scepters, pictures of groups, and informal portraits of those who won the pageant.


The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, Santa Cruz, CA

Preferred Citation

The Trini Contreras Photographs/Miss California Collection, The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, Santa Cruz, CA

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the head of Archives at MAH. Researchers may be responsible for obtaining copyright permission to use material not produced by museum personnel.

Process By

Shannon E. Barry

Date Completed