The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Digital Collection


The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Digital Collection

The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Digital Collection is a compilation of selected holdings from collections housed in the archives and special collections of The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley; the California Historical Society, San Francisco; The California State Library, Sacramento; Stanford University, Stanford; The Huntington Library, San Marino; and The Society of California Pioneers, San Francisco. Presenting approximately 14,000 images and 7,000 pages of text, the digital collection makes accessible material related to the history of the earthquake and fire in San Francisco, as well as presenting material on other areas affected throughout the state. The project website for includes a full introduction to the collection, online exhibit, panoramic image, interactive map search and other ways to explore this rich collection. The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire Digital Collection

8920 digital objects (approximately 14,000 images and 7,000 pages of text)



SNAC Resource ID: 6649790

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Adolphus Washington Greely (b. March 27, 1844, Newburyport, Massachusetts-d. October 20, 1935, Washington, D.C.) served throughout the American Civil War and remained in the army at the war's close. In 1881 he was appointed to lead the United States International Polar Year Expedition, 1881-1884 to Ellesmere Island. He retired from the Army in 1908 and died in Washington in 1935. ...

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The Pacific Novelty Co. was a printing and publishing firm in San Francisco, California active between the 1900s and the 1960s. From the description of Pacific Novelty Co. photographs of San Francisco, California, circa 1900s-1920s. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367933382 The Pacific Novelty Company was located in San Francisco, California. From the description of Pacific Novelty Company postcards, circa 1910. (Eugene Public Library). WorldCat record id: 1910509...

Carter, Jesse W., 1888-1959 (person)

Jesse Washington Carter was born in Carrville, California in 1888. In 1913, he graduated from Golden Gate Law College, and in 1913, Carter opened a law office in Redding, California. In 1918 he became the district attorney for Redding; he also served as city attorney for Mt. Shasta and Redding. In 1939 he became a California state senator and was appointed to the state supreme court. He served until his death in 1959. From the description of Letters of Jesse Washington Carter, 1941-1...

Bear Photo, S.F. (corporateBody)

Bennett, John E. (person)

Merchants' Association of New York (corporateBody)

Political clubs were among the earliest clubs to be organized in New York City. In the 1760s, along with pre-revolutionary rumblings in America, political clubs formed in support of the colonists or the loyalists. Following the American Revolutionary War, political clubs were established to support newly formed political parties, chiefly the Democratic Republicans and the Federalists. During the 19th century, as the idea of civic responsibility grew among citizens, so did the establ...

Kelly, Captain (person)

Macomber, George (person)

Knox family, ca. 1852-1925 (person)

San Francisco City Hall (corporateBody)

Brooks, George W. (George Washington), 1906- (person)

McCracken, Lucile S. (person)

F. Rullman (corporateBody)

Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept. (corporateBody)

Hancock, William (person)

William Hancock (1846-1914) was born at Lurgan, Ireland, and educated at a private school in Lancaster. He attended Queen's College, Belfast, 1862-1866, where he studied Latin, German and chemistry but did not graduate. After completing his studies, he worked in the linen industry. Hancock joined the Chinese Imperial Maritime Customs Service in 1874, and was appointed clerk at Chefoo on arriving in China in July. He was transferred to the Inspectorate-General at Peking in 1875 to study Chinese. ...

Wilson, James Russel (person)

G.F. Kelly Foto. (corporateBody)

Morris Studio (corporateBody)

Alexander, W. E. (person)

Schuessler, Herman (person)

Rankin, Ivan S. (person)

Carey, Everett P. (person)

Grand Opera House (San Francisco, Calif.) (corporateBody)

Committee of Forty on Reconstruction, 1907 (corporateBody)

Chirton (?) (person)

Aydelotte, C. L. (person)

Reese, L. O. (person)

Petersen, Carl Emil (person)

Richter, A. (San Francisco) (person)

Stratton, George Malcolm, 1865-1957 (person)

The Press Democrat (person)

Hosmer, W. S. (person)

Dunne, William J. (person)

Moore, Grace Roberts (person)

Voigts, Jean Ramsey (person)

Fairmont Hotel (San Francisco, Calif.) (corporateBody)

Titus, Louise Ehrmann (person)

Levison, Alice Gerstile, 1873- (person)

Los Angeles Times (Firm) (corporateBody)

Biography The Times building at First and Broadway, Los Angeles, was dynamited by union terrorists on Oct. 1, 1910; 20 employees were killed, many injured, and the building destroyed; James B. McNamara and John J. McNamara signed a confession admitting their guilt for the bombing, Dec. 2, 1911. From the guide to the Collection of photographs related to the Los Angeles Times bombing, ca. 1912, (University of California, Los Angeles...

Balling, Edward A. (person)

Putnam, Eleanor, 1856-1886 (person)

Douglass Postcard Co. (Philadelphia) (corporateBody)

Hooker, Marian O. (person)

Biographical Information: Marian Osgood Hooker was born in 1875 in San Francisco, California to Katherine Putnam Hooker and John Daggett Hooker. Her father was a wealthy businessman connected to the hardware industry and iron works. He served as vice president of Baker Iron Works, and was president of Western Union Oil Company for a time. In 1886, Hooker moved his family from San Francisco to Los Angeles in order to pursue business opportunit...

California. Citizens. (corporateBody)

Baxter, Josephine Fearon (person)

Souvenir Postcard Co. (corporateBody)

Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912 (person)

U.S. politician, historian and newspaper editor. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Cedarville, to Schuyler Colfax, 1863 Sept. 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 649441349 American newspaperman, editor, diplomat, and historian. From the description of Papers of Whitelaw Reid [manuscript], 1878-1893. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647879858 From the description of Papers of Whitelaw Reid, 1878-1893. (University of Virginia). ...

Sohier, J. D. (person)

Sherman, Frederick Barreda, 1892- (person)

Denninger (San Jose) (person)

Newman, William A. (William Arthur), 1949- (person)

R. J. Waters (person)

Davey, Frank (person)

Johnson, B. D. (person)

Nankervis, Elizabeth Maud Johnston, 1873-1961 (person)

Lawrence, Geo. R. (George R.) (person)

Devine, Edward T. (Edward Thomas), 1867-1948 (person)

Edward T. Devine, an author, lecturer and social worker, was a professor at Columbia University from 1905-1919, secretary of the Charity Organization Society of New York, dean of the graduate school of American University, and chairman of the committee on revision of a statement on social ideals for the National Council of the Churches of Christ in America from 1930-1932. Devine was involved in American Red Cross relief efforts following the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, in Russia in 1916 and i...

Gottberg, Otto von, 1867- (person)

McKittrick, Bernadette A. (person)

Leuschner, Armin O. (person)

Phelan, James D. (James Duval), 1861-1930 (person)

James D. Phelan was a businessman, civic leader, political figure, and philanthropist, of San Francisco, Calif. He served as mayor of San Francisco (1897-1901) and U.S. Senator from Calif. (1915-1921). From the description of James D. Phelan correspondence : ALS and TLS, 1898-1927. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122394967 Biographical/Historical note Phelan was the son of a pioneer California banker....

Rieder Cardinell Co. (corporateBody)

Gensoul, Joseph, 1797-1858 (person)

Estey & Rogers (corporateBody)

Omori, Fusakichi, 1868-1923 (person)

Moran, ... (person)

Reed, S. Albert. (person)

Kelly, Walter (person)

P. F. Collier & Son (corporateBody)

Klauber, Laurence Monroe, 1883-1968 (person)

Klauber was a student at Stanford University at the time of the earthquake. From the description of Two days in San Francisco, 1906 : typed transcript, [1958?]. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122444020 ...

Phillips, Tom M. (person)

Shaw & Shaw (corporateBody)

Holden, Edward S. (Edward Singleton), 1846-1914 (person)

Astronomer and librarian. From the description of Edward S. Holden letters to S.S. McClure [manuscript], 1886-1891. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 703435521 American astronomer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Mount Hamilton, California, to the Art Editor of "Harper's Magazine", 1891 Dec. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270469962 ...

Bowie, William, 1872-1940 (person)

Stanford university (corporateBody)

Stanford entered into a research project with the National Iranian Radio and Television agency in 1974 to study and recommend a satellite-based communication system for Iran and how to utilize it for Iran's educational radio and television. From the description of Stanford NIRT project records, 1974-1978. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122510722 The Leland Stanford Junior University was established in 1885 in memory of Leland Stanford Jr., the only child of Senator and Mrs. ...

Burns, Lloyd R. (person)

San Francisco (Calif.). Board of Supervisors (corporateBody)

Furth, Jacob, 1840- (person)

Devol, Carroll A. (person)

Eakle, Arthur S. (Arthur Starr), 1862-1931 (person)

Padilla (person)

Hopkins, Ralph (person)

Ivie, William Horace (person)

Spanier, J. P. crp (person)

Scientia (person)

Hall of Justice (San Francisco, Calif.) (corporateBody)

Grubb, Ethel Parkman (person)

San Francisco Title Company. (corporateBody)

Temporary Directory Co. (corporateBody)

Souvenir Publishing Company (corporateBody)

One of them (person)

Padilla Photo (corporateBody)

Trask, John B. (John Boardman), 1824-1879 (person)

Florey, ... (person)

Grubb, William A., 1865-1942. (person)

Selige, Adolph (corporateBody)

Bailey, Charles (Los Angeles) (person)

De Laveaga, E. I. (person)

Hooker Family, 1818-1950 (family)

Pach Bros. (New York) (corporateBody)

California. State Earthquake Investigation Commission (corporateBody)

Phelan, James D. (James Duval), 1861-1930 (person)

James D. Phelan was a businessman, civic leader, political figure, and philanthropist, of San Francisco, Calif. He served as mayor of San Francisco (1897-1901) and U.S. Senator from Calif. (1915-1921). From the description of James D. Phelan correspondence : ALS and TLS, 1898-1927. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122394967 Biographical/Historical note Phelan was the son of a pioneer California banker....

Perry (person)

Epithet: of Add MS 40429 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001197.0x000355 Epithet: Captain British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000149.0x0002c1 ...

Roberts, Mary Nowlin (person)

Fairbanks, Harold W. (Harold Wellman), 1860- (person)

Fairbanks was born on Aug. 29, 1860 in Conewango, NY; BS, Univ. of Michigan, 1890; Ph. D, UC Berkeley, 1896; became an expert on the geology and geography of the Pacific Coast, and author of over 40 articles; published works include Stories of our mother Earth (1899), Home geography (1902), Physiography of California (1903), and Stories of rocks and minerals (1903). From the description of Papers, 1894-1933. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 40858599 ...

Daily Record, Sacramento, Calif. (corporateBody)

Sheppard, Eli T. (Eli Taylor), 1842-1927. (person)

Lawyer, diplomat. U.S. Consul in China, 1869-77; Advisor in International Law to the Japanese Office of Foreign Affairs, 1877-1881. Lecturer on international law and on the American Consular Service at the University of California, Berkeley. From the description of Eli T. Sheppard papers and related family material, circa 1858-1927. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 227524767 ...

Nichols, William F. (William Ford), 1849-1924 (person)

Committee For Housing the Homeless (corporateBody)

Hanna (person)

San Francisco Examiner. (corporateBody)

San Francisco Relief and Red Cross Funds. Finance Committee. (corporateBody)

Magagnos, C. P. (person)

Clay products institute of California (corporateBody)

San Francisco (corporateBody)

Golden era (San Francisco, Calif.: 1852) (corporateBody)

Way, Geo. P. (person)

American National Red Cross (corporateBody)

American charitable organization. From the description of American National Red Cross records, 1906-1995. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754867267 Historical Note The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principals of the International Red Cross Movement. The Federal Charter states it is a nonprofit, tax-exempt, charitable organizat...

Seismological society of America (corporateBody)

Gardner, Mercedes Louis Philip, 1905- (person)

Stone, F. L. (person)

Price, Andrew, fl. 1878-1888. (person)

Craine, William (person)

Stewart & Rogers (corporateBody)

Smith Bros. (Oakland) (corporateBody)

Itauri (Ship) (corporateBody)

Hooker, Katherine Putnam (person)

Haley, George W. (person)

Bear Photo Co. (corporateBody)

Newlands, Francis G. (Francis Griffith), 1848-1917 (person)

Francis Griffith Newlands was born on August 28, 1848, in Natchez, Mississippi. He attended Yale College from 1867-1869, and graduated from Columbian College (George Washington University) in 1869. He received an honorary degree (M.A.) in 1901. He moved to San Francisco and practiced law in California (1870-1888). Newlands moved to Nevada in 1888 and won election to the House of Representatives (1893-1903). He subsequently served Nevada as U.S. Senator (1903-1917). Newlands died on December 24, ...

Boston Sunday American (corporateBody)

Cohen, E. A. (person)

Detroit Photographic Co. (corporateBody)

Photographic company, first noted in city registers of Detroit in 1888. Supplied photographs for all purposes, especially for use in books, magazines, and advertising specialities. Many of the prints were of large framing size or suitable for long advertising hangers; however, its speciality was religious material. In the late 1890s, William A. Livingstone became active in the management of the company and at the urging of photographer Edwin H. Husher, he obtained exclusive ownership and rights ...

Harper & Brothers. (corporateBody)

Correspondence (129 letters) and typescript (unsigned) revisions and notes, 1954, (23 p.) concerning the publication of The Scope of Total Architecture by Walter Gropius. Includes 22 letters from Gropius. From the description of Correspondence with Walter Gropius, 1952-1956. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612369957 Publishing firm in New York City. From the description of Harper & Brothers Records 1817-1929. (Columbia University In the City of New ...

Joseph Dixon Crucible Company (corporateBody)

Clausen, Ervin H. (person)

Phoenix Photo Company (corporateBody)

Pardee, George C., 1857-1941 (person)

George Cooper Pardee, born 25 July 1857 in San Francisco, California, was a doctor who specialized in diseases of the eye and ear. He served as mayor of Oakland (1893-1895) and as governor of California (1903-1907). From the description of Scrapbooks, 1889-1912. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122644592 Biography George Cooper Pardee, born 25 July 1857 in San Francisco, California, was a doctor who specialized in diseases ...

Bangs (New York) (person)

The Pacific Monthly Publishing Co. (corporateBody)

National Association of Credit Men (U.S.) (corporateBody)

Conreid Metropolitan Opera Company (corporateBody)

Mosher, Clelia Duel, 1863-1940 (person)

Clelia Duel Mosher was a physician and professor of personal hygiene at Stanford University 1893-1896, 1910-1929, and emeritus 1929-1940. She was born in 1863 in Albany, New York and graduated from Wellesley College in 1891. She also received an A.B. degree (1892) in zoology and an A.M. degree (1894) in physiology from Stanford University, and received her M.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1900. She died in Palo Alto, California December 22, 1940. From the description of Statisti...

Lighthouse, Gregory (person)

Englebright, Edward W. (person)

Branner, John Casper, 1850-1922 (person)

John Casper Branner (1850-1922) was a geologist was born on July 4, 1850, in New Market, Tennessee. He enrolled at Maryville College, but after two years he transferred to Cornell. He developed an interest in Brazil and he accompanied his professor, Charles F. Hartt, there in 1874, staying until 1883. He studied the country's geology, and also searched for vegetable fibers that could be used to make incandescent light. At the same time, he studied insects that affected cotton plants, under the c...

Sub-Post Card Co. (Los Angeles) (corporateBody)

Pollock, Allan (person)

Treat, Archibald J. (Archibald Jennings), 1864-1949 (person)

Lawyer, of San Francisco, Calif., who was also a banker, photographer, sportsman, and author. From the description of Papers, 1887-1948. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 28420526 Treat was a San Francisco lawyer, banker, and amateur sportsman and photographer. He was a founding member of the Pacific Coast Amateur Photographic Association, which later became the California Camera Club. He was also a public speaker, as well as editor and/or contributor to s...

Robinson, J. A. (person)

ZELLERBACH, Harold Lionel, 1894-1978 (person)

Osbon, Cal (person)

Rosin and Co. (Philadelphia and New York) (corporateBody)

Elite Studio (corporateBody)

Hecht, T. E. (True E.) (person)

Cummings, fl. 1906 (person)

Mills, Wm. H. (William Harrison), 1837-1907 (person)

Byrne, James W. (person)

Adolf, ... (person)

Morrow, William W., 1843-1929 (person)

William W. Morrow was a congressmen in the House of Representatives. From the description of William W. Morrow letters : Washington, D.C., to J.J. Hassell, San Francisoc, Calif. : TLS, 1886-1887. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 62858476 ...

San Francisco (Calif.). Fire Dept. (corporateBody)

Robertson, Myrtle (person)

Pollock Studio (Oakland, CA.) (corporateBody)

Turrill & Miller (corporateBody)

Leithead, Charles E. (person)

Memorial Pub. Co. (corporateBody)

Burns, Lloyd Robert (person)

McCutcheon (person)

Crosby, G. S. (George S.) (person)

Lapparent, Albert-Auguste de, 1839-1908 (person)

London, Charmian (person)

Street, W. J. (person)

Ferry Building (San Francisco, Calif.) (corporateBody)

Barrymore, John, 1882-1942 (person)

Stolway, R. S. (person)

Russell, Evva. (person)

Detroit Publishing Co. (corporateBody)

Founded in the 1890s by Edwin H. Husher and William A. Livingstone, Jr., the Detroit Publishing Company was one of the largest image publishers in the world, producing prints, postcards, lantern slides and advertisements. Famed landscape photographer William Henry Jackson became a partner in the company in 1905. From the description of Detroit Publishing Company Collection [graphic]. ca. 1885-1905. (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 479745155 The Detr...

Bohemian Club (San Francisco, Calif.) (corporateBody)

Flory, David P. (person)

Miles Bros. (corporateBody)

Robinson, C. Dorman (person)

Sewell, E.N. (person)

Hooper, H. S. (person)

Strobel, ... (person)

American Journal Examiner (corporateBody)

Levison, Jacob B. (corporateBody)

Barreda, Rosa (person)

Hart, Alfred A., 1816-1908 (person)

Alfred A. Hart, born in Norwich, Connecticut on March 16, 1816, was the principal photographer for the Central Pacific Railroad during the construction of the Overland Route. He photographed the construction from 1865 to 1869 when the last spike was driven by Leland Stanford at Promontory, Utah on May 10, 1869. Although he worked as a photographer as early as 1857, Hart was trained as a portrait and landscape artist; after his work for the Central Pacific, he continued to paint and was awarded t...

Reedy, William Marion, 1862-1920 (person)

American editor and critic. Born in St. Louis in 1862, Reedy served his apprenticeship as a writer on the Missouri Republican, then as a reporter for the Globe-Democrat, and in 1893 became the city editor of the St. Louis Mirror. He soon owned the Mirror and the publication changed from a gossip sheet to a sophisticated literary magazine. Reedy became one of the most successful literary entrepreneurs of his day and was influential in the development of American poetry in...

Horton, George, 1860-1942 (person)

Epithet: of Clogheen, county Tipperary British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000789.0x0002ff ...

Brown & Rogers (corporateBody)

Brown, Nellie May (person)

Rieder, M. (corporateBody)

Smythe, S. A. (person)

Campbell Art Co. (Elizabeth, N.J.) (corporateBody)

Hermonthos (Ship) (corporateBody)

Martin, T. W. (person)

Olney, Warren, 1841-1921 (person)

Ball, John, 1847- (person)

Griffin, Clara McGilvery ? (person)


Browning, O. F. (person)

Sisters of Mercy (San Francisco, Calif.) (corporateBody)

Cross, Elsie H. (person)

Perrin, Helen Huntington (person)

Carpenter, Estelle, 1874-1948 (person)

Music teacher; Supervisor of Music for San Francisco Public Schools, 1897-1945. From the description of Estelle Carpenter papers, 1908-1948. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 122539391 Music teacher, of San Francisco, Calif. From the description of Papers, 1908-1948. (California Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 28420005 Biography Estelle Carpenter served as Supervisor of Mus...

Rieder, M. (Michael) (person)

Finance Committee (corporateBody)

Weidner, Charles, 1896-1915 (person)

Bowlen, Frederick J. (person)

USS Chicago (Cruiser) (corporateBody)

Atkins, Henry (person)

Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis), 1876-1960 (person)

Alfred L. Kroeber was an anthropologist. He taught anthropology at the University of California, 1901-1946, and was curator, 1908-1925, and director, 1925-1946, of the University's anthropological museum. From the description of Yana vocabulary and grammatical notes, 1911-1912. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 86165433 Anthropologist. From the description of Anthropology : mss., 1948. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 85185772 A...

Tolchard, W. F. (person)

Goerlitz, Ernest (person)

Sweet family (family)

McNear Brick Co., McNear (Calif.) (corporateBody)

Grabhorn, Edwin E. (corporateBody)

Cheney, Sheldon (person)

Bauer, Herbert F. (person)

Einstein, Lesley (person)

Alexander, William Douglas, 1907-1993 (person)

Montague, Kate Bigelow, 1885-1984 (person)

Stoddard, J. (person)

A. H. (person)

Epithet: of Clehonger, county Herefordshire British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000676.0x0001b1 ...

Waters, R.J. (person)

Weatherred, Edith Tozier (person)

Soiland, Inga (person)

Ransome Photo (corporateBody)

Lawrence, George R. (person)

Misses Wilson & Kelly (Palo Alto) (person)

United States Customs House (San Francisco, Calif.) (corporateBody)

Photo Co. of America (Chicago) (corporateBody)

Plachek, James W., 1885-1948 (person)

At the time of the earthquake in 1906, Plachek was working for the city of Chicago in the architecture department. A week after the disaster, Plachek and a group of other architects were sent to San Francisco to study the effects of fire and earthquakes on buildings. Plachek stayed in the Bay Area a number of months before returning to Chicago to make his report. He later returned to California where he worked for the state for about four years. In 1912 he set up an architectural practice in Ber...