Archival Research & Duplication Services

Up with People’s rich and expansive history is captured in an institutional archive housed at the University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections. The collection contains a range of materials from photographs and print publications, to scores, musical arrangements, and programs from 1965-1999. The collection accessible through fee-based research services and the University’s Duplication Services through Special Collections.

Requests are made through Elaine Crepeau, Up with People Archivist, at ecrepeau@upwithpeople.org

Our archivist will work with you to provide information and determine research needs. The fee structure is:

  • First 30 minutes of research is free.
  • For each additional 30 minutes, the rate is $25.00.

After the research is completed, and payment received, the final research materials will be emailed unless specified differently.

Duplication Services and reproduction requests for print and audio/visual materials are provided through University of Arizona Special Collections. For a list of duplication fees visit the duplications page at the University of Arizona. All Up with People requests will require a signed copyright & reproduction policy form prior to obtaining any materials.


Visiting the Archives

The Archive is open to anyone with a research interest. If you would like to set up a research visit please contact Elaine Crepeau, Up with People Archivist, at ecrepeau@upwithpeople.org


Adding to the Archives

Due to space limitations, both the University of Arizona and Up with People are not able to accept archival materials at this time.


Financially Support the Archives

Donations can be made through the University of Arizona through their website.


Tree of Nations

The “Up with People Tree of Nations” is a large perpetual donor plaque located at the University of Arizona. This giving tree allows the UA Libraries to publicly acknowledge supporters.The plaque is seven feet tall and seven feet wide with over 300 leaves and other ornaments that adorn the plaque. Gifts begin at $250 for a gold leaf which includes space for inscription, if desired. Donations can be made online at the UA Foundation website.


Meet the Archivist

Elaine Crepeau has enjoyed a lengthy and diverse career as a professional librarian, archivist, and information consultant both in the U.S. and Japan. During a college gap year, Elaine traveled with Cast ’68C as an UWP High School teacher where she found a passion for helping students with research and discovered her new profession. Elaine went on to earn a B.A. (English Literature) and M.S. (Library and Information Studies) from Florida State University. While working at Sophia University in Tokyo she founded the Association of Professional Librarians and was a Library Board member at Tokyo American Club. Currently, Elaine serves as a member of FSU’s College of Communication and Information Leadership Board. Elaine said, “Since 2013 I’ve been doing in-depth historical research for UWP, my fellow alumni, the general public as well as acting as the liaison to the UWP Archive (University of Arizona). Capturing our legacy has been challenging, yet rewarding. Pairing my profession with my passion is very exciting—a perfect fit!”

Copyright and Trademark Notice

Copyright and trademark permission—Up with People owns 100% of the copyright for its music, images, publications, corporate documents and memorabilia (three-dimensional objects), etc. In addition, our trademarks are managed by Up with People; no use of the trademarks is allowed without permission. All rights must be cleared with Up with People. In most cases, permission is granted for one-time, non-exclusive, worldwide use in one language of Up with People materials. Reuse of the materials in a different publication or format will require a new application for permission.