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Susan Tripp Pollard Collection
2018.18  
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Description
This collection consists of newspapers, negatives, slide, and prints depicting the images taken by Susan Tripp Pollard. Most newspapers are incomplete, including only the pages with her images. It also includes newspapers which she collected on major events like the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake and the Oakland Hills firestorm of 1991.
Background
In her own words -“Being a photojournalist allows me a front row seat to explore our world and the interesting people sharing it. I love covering the wide array of events not knowing from day to day what story may unfold. From the gray whales of Baja California to the joy of a baseball game to the intensity of breaking news and the emotion of human interest stories, everyday I seem to learn something new. In 1981 I earned a Bachelors of Arts in journalism with an emphasis in photography from Cal State Long Beach followed by an internship at the Los Angeles Times. I’ve worked at various publications in Bay Area News Group since 1983. After working at the Times-News in Idaho I returned to my native California where I have made my home nestled near Mount Diablo with my husband and two children.” Source: http://blogs.mercurynews.com/viewfinder/photojournalists/susan-tripp-pollard/
Extent
2 newspaper boxes and 16 document boxes, 20 cubic ft
Restrictions
Contact the Contra Costa County Historical Society for publication permission.
Availability
Collection is open for research.