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Berkeley Seismological Laboratory collection on the California earthquake of April 18, 1906 [graphic].
BANC PIC 2010.047--B box 1; BANC PIC 2010.047--AX; BANC PIC 2010.047--PIC box 1; BANC PIC 2010.047--PIC box 2; ...
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Title:

Berkeley Seismological Laboratory collection on the California earthquake of April 18, 1906

Creator/Contributor:

University of California, Berkeley, Seismological Laboratory., creator

Creator/Contributor:

Branner, John Casper, 1850-1922

Creator/Contributor:

Fairbanks, Harold W. (Harold Wellman), 1860-

Creator/Contributor:

Gilbert, Grove Karl, 1843-1918

Creator/Contributor:

Lawson, Andrew C. (Andrew Cowper), 1861-1952

Creator/Contributor:

LeConte, Joseph N. (Joseph Nisbet), 1870-1950

Creator/Contributor:

Matthes, Fran├žois, 1874-1948

Creator/Contributor:

Wood, Harry O. (Harry Oscar), 1879-1958

Creator/Contributor:

California, State Earthquake Investigation Commission.

Abstract:

Chiefly photographs documenting the effects of the California earthquake of April 18, 1906 on the landscape and on buildings, roads and other structures. Numerous images were taken near the San Andreas Fault in various parts of the state shortly after the quake. Images depict the results of earth movement, offset to fences and roads, landslides, etc. Also includes many views of structural damage in San Francisco, Santa Rosa, San Jose, and other urban locales. Some of these views appeared in the California State Earthquake Investigation Commission report, The California Earthquake of April 18, 1906. While some views of fire damage in San Francisco are included, the emphasis of the overall collection is earthquake damage across the broader fault region.

Date:

1906-1980, bulk 1906 (issued)

Subject:

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San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906 -- Photographs
Earthquake damage -- California -- Photographs
Earthquakes -- California -- San Francisco

Note:

Collected by the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory.
Various photographers, most of them associated with the California State Earthquake Investigation Commission, including J.C. Branner, E.W. Burr, Harold Wellman Fairbanks, Grove Karl Gilbert, R.L. Humphrey, Andrew C. Lawson, Joseph N. LeConte, Fran├žois Emile Matthes and Harry Oscar Wood.
Includes photograph album compiled by J.C. Branner: Photographs Illustrating the Effects of the Earthquake of April 18, 1906. Leaves have been disbound for preservation purposes (in oversize box --B). Album lacks several prints. See note by A.C. Lawson affixed to album's table of contents regarding removed photographs.
Also includes various reports, articles and clippings pertaining to seismography and the California earthquake of 1906, most published shortly after the incident, others published in 1911, 1929 and 1980.
Title devised by cataloger.
COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
Gift ; of Berkeley Seismological Laboratory; 2010.
Other photographs associated with the activities of the Commission can be found in the California State Earthquake Investigation Commission photographs from the Andrew C. Lawson collection (BANC PIC 1957.007).
Container list available in library.

Type:

graphic
Photograph albums.

Physical Description:

graphic
photoprint
2 boxes, 1 oversize box and 1 oversize folder (ca. 1,000 items, chiefly photographic prints) : 29 x 43 cm or smaller.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC PIC 2010.047--B box 1
BANC PIC 2010.047--AX
BANC PIC 2010.047--PIC box 1
BANC PIC 2010.047--PIC box 2
BANC PIC 2010.047
BANC PIC 2010.047

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED, IN PART, OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.

Related Item:

The California earthquake of April 18, 1906 : California. : State Earthquake Investigation Commission.