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Photographs of the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire from the Charles Derleth Papers, 1868-1908, bulk 1906-1908
BANC PIC 1958.021--fALB  
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Description
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 of 1868.
Background
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.
Extent
4 albums (ca. 825 photographic prints); albums are 32 x 26 cm. 557 digital objects
Restrictions
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.
Availability
Collection is available for use.