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Finding Aid for the Collection of Earthquake Photographs, 1906-1954
1915  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography/History
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms
  • Related Material

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Collection of Earthquake Photographs
    Date (inclusive): 1906-1954
    Collection number: 1915
    Extent: 1 legal size document box (0.5 linear ft.)
    Abstract: This is a collection of materials related to major California earthquakes of the first half of the 20th century, including San Francisco, El Centro, Santa Barbara and Eureka, as well as the Helena, Montana earthquake of 1935.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Language of the Material: Materials are in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Processing Note

    Processed by Yasmin Damshenas in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Lilace Hatayama, December 2011.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Collection of Earthquake Photographs (Collection Number 1915). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography/History

    The origin of the collection is unknown. The materials in this collection come from various sources related to architecture and engineering. H.C. Mathers (1899-1977), whose name is inscribed on the informational book on the San Francisco earthquake structural damage, was president of the Associated Brick Manufacturers of Southern California. One of the albums with photographs of the Santa Barbara and Helena earthquakes belonged to Clarence Derrick (1893-1972), a well-known consulting structural engineer, who is recognized for helping to pioneer shock-resistant design. A set of photographs of the Santa Barbara earthquake in the collection was originally sent to Professor C. Martin Duke (1917-1988), a Professor of Engineering at UCLA, whose work focused on earthquake engineering and the structural effects of earthquakes.

    Scope and Content

    This collection consists primarily of black and white photographs of earthquake damage in California in the cities of San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and Eureka, as well as Helena, Montana. It also includes an investigative report of building damage that occurred during the El Centro, California earthquake.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Earthquake damage --California --Photographs.
    Earthquake damage --Montana --Photographs.

    Related Material

    Clarence J. Derrick Papers (Collection 559).   Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.
    Engineering College Administrative Files of C. Martin Duke (Record Series number 52). Library Special Collections, University Archives, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.