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Compton Earthquake Postcards

 Collection
Identifier: SPC-2019-016

Scope and Contents

This collection contains 27 postcards featuring black-and-white images taken in Compton, California in 1933. Most of the images were taken in the aftermath of an earthquake that hit Long Beach, California that year. Images featured include the Young Hotel, Stockwell Building, First National Bank, Aranbe Hotel, a drugstore, the view from Main Street; and other buildings and homes.

Dates

  • 1933

Conditions Governing Access

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Extent

1 box

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This collection contains 27 postcards featuring black-and-white images taken in Compton, California in 1933. Most of the images were taken in the aftermath of an earthquake that hit Long Beach, California that year. Images featured include the Young Hotel, Stockwell Building, First National Bank, Aranbe Hotel, a drugstore, the view from Main Street; and other buildings and homes.

Related Materials

For other images and documents related to the 1933 Long Beach earthquake please consult: Long Beach Fireman’s Historical Museum Photographs, Long Beach Fireman’s Historical Museum Photographs Digital Collection, 1933 Long Beach Earthquake Photographs, Lynch Family Letters, South Bay Photograph Collection, South Bay Photograph Digital Collection, James H. Osborne Photograph Collection , and Compton History Collection.
Title
Inventory of the Compton Earthquake Postcards Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Karen Clemons
Date
October 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the California State University Dominguez Hills, Gerth Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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Carson CA 90747
310-243-3895