The Loma Prieta Earthquake 20 Years Later

Below are samples of some of the many resources the Library has

available on the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989:

 The Loma Prieta earthquake of October 17, 1989 : a UCSC student oral history documentary project (Download PDF)

Oral histories of the earthquake describing the event in ways that are not captured in news photos and articles, and geological or engineering reports on structural damage.
 Earthquake aftermath at UCSC, October 19-20, 1989

Footage filmed by campus staff, with occasional comments by administrators, faculty, and staff.
 Santa Cruz Mtns. (Loma Prieta) Earthquake : October 17, 1989, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Classroom footage before, during, and immediately after the earthquake. Shot during a Latin American Studies class in Kresge College, Room 321.
Loma Prieta earthquake interviews and events [sound recording]

On-the-street recordings of earthquake events and interviews with Santa Cruz County residents affected by the October 17, 1989 earthquake, focusing on the residents and businesses in the Pacific Garden Mall area of downtown Santa Cruz
 Santa Cruz County History Digital Collections

Vester Dick photographs of Loma Prieta earthquake damage.
Guide to the Alexander Lowry Photographs

This collection consists of black and white photographs taken of downtown Santa Cruz, California, immediately after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.  Photos are available in Special Collections in McHenry Library for viewing.

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