Thursday, May 09, 2013

Earthquake!: The Documents Left Behind: #NGS2013 Links


NUCMC (National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections:

Online Archive of California:

Libraries in  the United States:

Digitized Books

Google Books:

Google Scholar:

Internet Archive:

Finding Newspapers

  • Public and Academic  Libraries
  • State Archives and Libraries (Don’t forget about Interlibrary Loan).
  • Historical Societies
  • Clipping Files found through libraries, archives, genealogy and historical societies.
  • Family History Library includes books that are indexes are various records from newspapers.
  • Websites
  • Kansas State Historical Society:

Online Newspaper Collections

Godfrey Memorial Library:
New England Historical and Genealogical Society:
Newspaper Archive:
California State Newspaper Project:
Chronicling of America:
Google News (list of newspapers):

Historical Earthquake Resources

California Historical Earthquake Online Database

San Diego History Center. Facts about California Earthquakes

USGS. Historic Earthquakes in the United States and its Territories

Images of Historical Earthquakes. The Jan T. Kozak Collection

California Repositories

California Genealogical Society and Library:
California Historical Society:
California State Library:
California State Archives:
Eastern California Museum:
Los Angeles Public Library:
USC Digital Library:
UC Berkley Bancroft Library:

1872 Lone Pine Earthquake

Earthquake! Newspapers Record Destruction in California History

Rinehart, C D, Ward Smith, and Genny Smith. Earthquakes and Young Volcanoes Along the Eastern Sierra Nevada at Mammoth Lakes 1980, Lone Pine 1872, Inyo and Mono Craters. Palo Alto, Calif: Genny Smith Books, 1982.

Philibert-Ortega, Gena. Cemeteries of the Eastern Sierra. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub, 2007.

1906 San Francisco Earthquake

Gilbert, Grove K, J A. Holmes, Richard L. Humphrey, John S. Sewell, and Frank Soulé. The San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of April 18, 1906: And Their Effects on Structures and Structural Materials. Washington: Govt. Print. Off, 1907. 

Klett, Mark, Michael Lundgren, Philip L. Fradkin, Rebecca Solnit, and Karin Breuer. After the Ruins, 1906 and 2006: Rephotographing the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006.

Kurzman, Dan. Disaster!: The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906. New York: W. Morrow, 2001.

O'Connor, Charles J, Francis H. McLean, Helen S. Artieda, James M. Motley, Jessica B. Peixotto, and Mary R. Coolidge. San Francisco Relief Survey: The Organization and Methods of Relief Used After the Earthquake and Fire of April 18, 1906. New York: Survey Associates, 1913.

Winchester, Simon. A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906. New York: HarperCollins, 2005.

1 comment:

Mariann Regan said...

Thank you, Gena! Wow, earthquake databases--makes me want to have California ancestors.