Guide to the Loma Prieta earthquake collection

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University. Libraries. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
Copyright © 2015 The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University. All rights reserved.

Note

This encoded finding aid is compliant with Stanford EAD Best Practice Guidelines, Version 1.0.


Overview

Call Number: SC0566
Creator: Stanford University
Title: Loma Prieta earthquake collection
Dates: 1989-1990
Physical Description: 1.75 Linear feet
Summary: This collection of various materials concerning the effect of the October 17, 1989, earthquake includes press releases from the Stanford University News Service, photographs of interior and exterior damage to Stanford buildings, slides (approx. 180) of damage to and repairs done at the museum, personal accounts from university staff and students, miscellaneous university newsletters with quake-related stories, and special editions of assorted newspapers.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Green Library
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: specialcollections@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://library.stanford.edu/spc

Administrative Information

Information about Access

This collection is open for research.

Ownership & Copyright

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94304-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Cite As

Loma Prieta Earthquake Collection (SC0566). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Description of the Collection

This collection of various materials concerning the effect of the October 17, 1989, earthquake includes press releases from the Stanford University News Service, photographs of interior and exterior damage to Stanford buildings, slides (approx. 180) of damage to and repairs done at the museum, personal accounts from university staff and students, miscellaneous university newsletters with quake-related stories, and special editions of assorted newspapers.

Access Terms

Earthquakes --California --Personal narratives.
Earthquakes--California--Loma Prieta Region.
Photoprints.


Collection Contents

 

Records

Box 1, Folder 1

Press releases from the Stanford University News Service, 1989-1991

Box 1, Folder 2

Notices, newsletters, news articles with related photographs

Box 1, Folder 3

Personal accounts A-K

Box 1, Folder 4

Personal accounts L-Z

Box 1, Folder 5

Photographs by Linda Long of interior and exterior damage to Stanford buildings,

Box 1, Folder 6

Photographs of interior and exterior damage: b/w contact sheets by Visual Arts Services and color negatives of photos by Phil Leighton

Box 1, Folder 7

Photos of Math/CS library and university libraries in general

Box 1, Folder 8

Photos, Special Collections department

Box 1, Folder 9

Photos, Stanford Housing Center

Box 1, Folder 10

Photos, miscellaneous negatives

Box 1, Folder 11

Letter to parents, alumni and friends from Donald Kennedy, Dec. 1, 1989

 

Newspapers

Box 2

Wall Street Journal, Oct. 19, 1989

Box 2

San Jose Mercury News, Morning Final, Oct. 18, 1989

Box 2

San Jose Mercury News, Oct. 19, 1989

Box 2

San Francisco Chronicle, Extra, Oct. 18, 1989

Box 2

San Francisco Chronicle, Oct. 19, 1989

Box 2

San Francisco Chronicle, Oct. 20, 1989

Box 2

Los Angeles Times, Special Report, Oct. 20, 1989

Box 2

[Stanford] Campus Report, Oct. 18 and Oct. 19, 1989

Box 2

"CLASS Forum," Winter 1990 [Cooperative Library Agency for Systems and Services – includes image from SUL interior damage]

Box 3

Slides