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Levy Library

Pathfinder - San Francisco Earthquake of 1906


Miscellaneous Information:

San Francisco Earthquake (Library of Congress, America's Story from America's Library) Includes description and film of the city after the earthquake.

Remembering the Earthquake (National Public Radio article)

The Great San Francisco Earthquake (United States Geological Survey)

Earthquake and Fire Online Exhibit (Bancroft Library, University of California)

Interactive Map (Bancroft Library, University of California)

360-degree View of San Francisco (Bancroft Library, University of California)

Fire Fighting (U.S. National Park Service)

Affects on Chinese Community (U.S. National Park Service)

Refugee Camps (U.S. National Park Service)

Earthquake Science (United States Geological Survey)

Firsthand Accounts (from the Virtual Museum of the City of San Francisco):

Peter Bacigalupi (Business Owner)

DeWitt Baldwin (8 year-old boy)

Lloyd Head - (boy, age unknown)

Arnold Genthe - (Portrait Photographer)

Howard Livingston - (age 16)

Photographs and Films:

Views of the Earthquake and Fire (Powerpoint slide show, Virtual Museum of the City of San Francisco)

Library of Congress Photographs (American Memory Project) - At this website, click in the Search box and type San Francisco earthquake 1906 and click the search button to get to hundreds of photos. The default is a List View which gives you a brief description of each photo. Click Gallery View to see thumbnail images.

Before and After the Great Earthquake and Fire: Early Films of San Francisco 1897-1916 (Library of Congress: American Memory Project) Click on List the film titles. Short film descriptions are listed 20 per page. Click on a description and then click on one of the film format choices (for example, Real Media, mpeg or QuickTime). If one format doesn't work, try another.