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Susan Tripp Pollard Collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
  • Additional collection guides

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Susan Tripp Pollard Collection
    Dates: 1984-2016
    Collection Number: 2018.18
    Creator/Collector: Pollard, Susan Tripp
    Extent: 2 newspaper boxes and 16 document boxes, 20 cubic ft
    Repository: Contra Costa County Historical Society
    Martinez, California 94553
    Abstract: 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.
    Language of Material: English


    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Contact the Contra Costa County Historical Society for publication permission.

    Preferred Citation

    Susan Tripp Pollard Collection. Contra Costa County Historical Society

    Biography/Administrative History

    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/

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The newspapers are sorted chronologically into 2 boxes; 1984-2002 2003-2016 The negatives are sorted chronologically into 15 boxes; 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, empty, no year 1992 1993 1994, January – July 1994, August – December 1995, January – June 1995, July – December 1996, January – June 1996, July – December 1997, January – June 1997, July – December 1998, January – June 1998, July – December 1999, January – June 1999, July – December The slides and prints are unprocessed, approximately 1 box

    Indexing Terms

    Fire, Oakland Hills 1991 firestorm
    Earthquake, 1989 Loma Prieta
    newspaper clippings
    negatives & slides

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