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1933 Long Beach Earthquake Photographs

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: SPC-2019-032
Abstract 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...
Dates: March 1933; March 23, 2003

Compton Earthquake Postcards and Photographs

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: SPC-2019-016
Abstract

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

Compton History Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SPC-2005-001
Abstract

The collection includes newsclippings, histories, flyers, newsletters, minutes, correspondence, programs, yearbooks, municipal papers, and histories related to or about the city of Compton. Subjects include commerce, education, private residences, historic preservation, city anniversaries, and natural disasters.

Dates: 1869-1998

South Bay Photograph Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SPC-1900-024
Abstract The collection consists of color and black and white photographs, negatives, postcard-backed photos, and tin-types. Subjects of the photographs include people, businesses, churches, houses, schools, farming, transportation, and natural disasters. Communities covered in this collection include Compton, Torrance, Carson, Dominguez, Redondo Beach, Lynwood, Lakewood, San Pedro, Wilmington, Los Angeles, Terminal Island, and the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Material from the collection is available...
Dates: circa 1880-1967

Wien Dollar Stores Collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: SPC-2020-039
Abstract This collection contains 31 black-and-white photographs, 6 clippings, 1 report card, 1 flyer belonging to Julius and Mildred Wien. The photographs in this collection are images that were taken in Compton, California in the aftermath of an earthquake that hit near Long Beach, California in 1933; and images of the Wien Dollar Store taken when it operated in Compton, Inglewood, and Lynwood, California. There is also a flyer advertising Wien Dollar Store's move from Compton to Inglewood; and a...
Dates: 1931; 1933; circa 1935-1944; 1952; 1977