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1933 Long Beach Earthquake Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: SPC-2019-032

Scope and Contents

The 1933 Long Beach Earthquake Photographs Collection (March 1933; March 23, 2003) contains 62 black-and-white photographs taken in the aftermath of an earthquake that hit near Long Beach, California in 1933; as well as a newspaper article from March 23, 2003 entitled "Inland Responded to 1933 Long Beach quake" by Joe Blackstock.Images in this collection show damaged buildings including a court house, O.A. Haley's, Jensens Bakery, Whittier school, St. Anthony's Church, W.M.F Lutz Co.,Geo E. Nygaard realtor, Hulburt Drugs,as well as images of cracks in the ground. Most of the images were taken in Santa Ana; Long Beach; and Compton, California.

Dates

  • March 1933; March 23, 2003

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

.21 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This collection contains 62 black-and-white photographs taken in the aftermath of an earthquake that hit near Long Beach, California in 1933; as well as a newspaper article from March 23, 2003 entitled "Inland Responded to 1933 Long Beach quake" by Joe Blackstock. Images in this collection show damaged buildings including a court house, O.A. Haley's, Jensens Bakery, Whittier school, St. Anthony's Church, W.M.F Lutz Co., Geo E. Nygaard realtor, Hulburt Drugs, as well as images of cracks in the ground. Most of the images were taken in Santa Ana; Long Beach; and Compton, California.

Related Materials

For other images and documents related to the 1933 Long Beach earthquake please consult: the Long Beach Fireman’s Historical Museum Photographs, Long Beach Fireman’s Historical Museum Photographs Digital Collection, Lynch Family Letters, Compton Earthquake Postcards Collection, South Bay Photograph Collection, South Bay Photograph Digital Collection, James H. Osborne Photograph Collection , and Compton History Collection.
Title
Inventory of the 1933 Long Beach Earthquake Photograph Collection
Status
Completed
Date
2019-10-03; 2021-04
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:
University Library South -5039 (Fifth Floor)
1000 E. Victoria St.
Carson CA 90747
310-243-3895