Scope and Content
Title: Collection of Earthquake Photographs
Date (inclusive): 1906-1954
Collection number: 1915
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
Language of the Material:
Materials are in English.
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.
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.
Processed by Yasmin Damshenas in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Lilace Hatayama,
[Identification of item], Collection of Earthquake Photographs (Collection Number 1915). UCLA Library Special Collections,
Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.
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.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Earthquake damage --California --Photographs.
Earthquake damage --Montana --Photographs.
Engineering College Administrative Files of C. Martin Duke (Record Series number 52). Library Special Collections, University
Archives, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.