Tag Archives: earthquakes

Herber Bishop Churchill Earthquake Collection

The Herber Bishop Churchill  Earthquake Collection, donated in 1950, provides detailed accounts of major catastrophes from the beginning of the 20th century; among them the Tokyo Earthquake of 1923, the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906, typhoons of Japan, 1920-1940, and hurricanes of the North Atlantic, New England, and the Caribbean. Since the 1950’s, the Library staff has purchased and cataloged much additional earthquake material coming to its attention, making the Davis Library’s collection on natural disasters a leader worldwide today.

These books can be found in the Davis Library Catalog.

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San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906 Collection, 1906-1988

This collection documents the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. The records include, but are not limited to, insurance company reports and documents, association documents, statistical statements of losses, papers, addresses, pamphlets, government publications, periodical materials, images and newspaper clippings.

Finding Aid (PDF)


California Earthquakes Collection, 1933-1994

The records in this collection document major California earthquakes spanning the years 1857 to 1994. The records include, but are not limited to, periodicals, company and association documents, government publications, and newspaper clippings.

Finding Aid (PDF)