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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Title: Santa Barbara earthquake photograph album
    Identifier/Call Number: 7059
    Physical Description: 1 album.
    Date (inclusive): 1923-1925
    Abstract: Photograph album of earthquake damage in Santa Barbara after earthquake of June 29, 1925. The album opens with photographs of steel frame buildings in Tokyo after a 1923 earthquake and ends with photographs of the collapse of the Hotel Vincent in Benton Harbor, Michigan. The sequence of photographs illustrates "A Warning" given in the first photograph, a poem that extols the virtues of steel frame buildings in preventing earthquake damage.
    Container: 1

    Scope and Contents

    The Santa Barbara earthquake photograh album consists of 47 photographs, 46 of them depicting earthquake damage in Tokyo, Santa Barbara, and Benton Harbor, Michigan. The album opens with a poem entitled "A Warning" that extols the importance of steel frames in structures to prevent earthquake damage. The first photographs are of a steel frame building in Tokyo, the Yusen Building, that survived a 1923 earthquake. They are followed by a few photographs of other buildings in Tokyo that suffered extensive damage during that quake. The bulk of the album is photographs of earthquake damage in Santa Barbara after the earthquake of June 29, 1925. The album concludes with a few photographs of the Hotel Vincent in Benton Harbor, Michigan, "A building that crumbled" between January 28 and 29, 1924, presumably after an earthquake.

    Conditions Governing Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder no. or item name], Santa Barbara earthquake photograph album, Collection no. 7059, Regional History Collection, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Marla Woodward, November 29, 2017.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Buildings -- California -- Santa Barbara -- Photographs
    Buildings -- Japan -- Tokyo -- Photographs
    Buildings -- Michigan -- Benton Harbor -- Photographs
    Earthquakes -- California -- Santa Barbara -- Photographs
    Benton Harbor (Mich.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Photographs
    Santa Barbara (Calif.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Archival resources
    Tokyo (Japan) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Photographs
    Photograph albums