The collection consists of four albums of views collected by Charles Derleth of fires and ruins immediately following the
1906 San Francisco earthquake. The albums have been divided by Derleth into 28 subject groupings that include seismographic
records, geological views (before and after the earthquake), and views of various types of structures and the effects of the
earthquake upon them. The focus of the collection is upon structural damage to buildings and the infrastructure of the city,
such as water supply pipelines. Also included are photographs of sites in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, including Stanford
University, Santa Rosa, Point Reyes and Berkeley. Volume one also includes a small section of copy photographs from the earthquake
Charles Derleth, Jr. (1874-1956) received his B.S. degree at the City College of New York in 1894 and his degree in Civil
Engineering at Columbia University in 1896. After serving as an instructor at Columbia and Professor of Civil Engineering
at the University of Colorado, he became Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley
in 1903. In 1907 he became Dean of the College of Civil Engineering. He held this position until 1942.
4 albums (ca. 825 photographic prints); albums are 32 x 26 cm.
557 digital objects
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish photographs must be submitted
in writing to the Curator of Pictorial Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library
as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must
also be obtained by the reader.
Collection is available for use.