Guide to The Earthquake Story of Stanford University Photograph Album

Daniel Hartwig and Jenny Johnson
Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
October 2010
Copyright © 2012 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.

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Overview

Call Number: A0025
Creator: Breer, Carl.
Title: The earthquake story of Stanford University photograph album
Dates: 1906-1964
Physical Description: 2 volume(s)
Summary: Photographs taken by Carl Breer on the Stanford University campus and in San Francisco shortly after the April 1906 earthquake, accompanied by text written in 1963-64. Volume one depicts destruction on the Stanford campus, including Memorial Church, Memorial Arch, Encina Hall, the new Library and Gymnasium buildings, and the Aggasiz statue. Volume two records his trip into San Francisco with fellow student Ralph Hopkins; locations photographed there include Bernal Heights, intersection of Laguna and Market streets, Golden Gate park, Red Cross relief stations, and Stanyon Street. There are also photographs taken in 1946 of Breer and the steam car that he designed and built in 1901; other people in those photographs include race car driver Barney Oldfield and Chrysler engineers Owen Skelton and Fred Zeder.
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Email: speccollref@stanford.edu
Phone: (650) 725-1022
URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html

Administrative Information

Provenance

Gift of Carl Breer, 1964.

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

The Earthquake Story of Stanford University Photograph Album (A0025). Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Biographical/Historical Sketch

Breer earned his a.b. in mechanical engineering at Stanford University in 1909.

Description of the Collection

Photographs taken by Carl Breer on the Stanford University campus and in San Francisco shortly after the April 1906 earthquake, accompanied by text written in 1963-64. Volume one depicts destruction on the Stanford campus, including Memorial Church, Memorial Arch, Encina Hall, the new Library and Gymnasium buildings, and the Aggasiz statue. Volume two records his trip into San Francisco with fellow student Ralph Hopkins; locations photographed there include Bernal Heights, intersection of Laguna and Market streets, Golden Gate park, Red Cross relief stations, and Stanyon Street. There are also photographs taken in 1946 of Breer and the steam car that he designed and built in 1901; other people in those photographs include race car driver Barney Oldfield and Chrysler engineers Owen Skelton and Fred Zeder.

Access Terms

Breer, Carl.
Hopkins, Ralph.
Oldfield, Barney.
Skelton, Owen.
Stanford University--Buildings.
Zeder, Fred Morrell, 1886-
Automobiles, Steam--Photographs.
San Francisco (Calif.)--Earthquake and fire, 1906.


Collection Contents

Box 1

Photograph Album

Box 2

Photograph Album

Box 3, Folder 1

Copy Prints

Box 3, Folder 2

Copy Prints

Box 3, Folder 3

Copy Prints

Box 3, Folder 4

Clippings with Breer image