The Photography Collection contains nearly 4,000 photographic prints, slides, negatives and digital photographs. Spanning from the 1910s-present, the collection’s scope ranges from images of Charles M. Schulz in his public and personal life, to Peanuts character appearances and Peanuts related exhibitions around the world. Holdings also include documentation of the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center’s events and exhibitions and the history of the Redwood Empire Ice Arena (1969-present), including many of the figure skating performances, ice hockey events and other events that have taken place in the ice rink built and operated by the Schulz Family.
Below is a break-down of the ten main sub-collections of the Charles M. Schulz Museum’s Photography Collection.
Charles M. Schulz Personal Photographs
This collection includes photos of Charles Schulz with family and friends, playing sports and in other non-professionally oriented situations.
Charles M. Schulz Professional and Publicity Photographs
This collection includes Charles Schulz in photos where he is making appearances as the creator Peanuts. Included are photos of Schulz giving interviews, at book signings and chalk talks, and posing at his drawing board.
Peanuts Licensing Photographs
These photos include documentation of Peanuts in licensing programs such as appearances by the characters at events and posing for licensing campaigns for MetLife, Mattel and others. The collection also includes some Peanuts product display photos.
Peanuts Exhibit Photographs
Photographs include documentation of exhibits at museums other than the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center (primarily from before when the Schulz Museum opened in 2002).
Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center Photographs
This collection documents the history of the museum and its exhibitions, events and programs, staff and volunteers, special guests, and the building and grounds.
Redwood Empire Ice Arena Photographs
The Redwood Empire Ice Arena, or Snoopy’s Home Ice, photographs show the many figure skating, hockey and performance events that have been held at the arena since it’s opening in 1969. Photos of Charles Schulz at the ice arena and Warm Puppy Café are also included in this collection.