Christine Moran: Earthquake Photographs

Christine Moran was employed in the City of Santa Cruz Public Works Department at the time of the Loma-Prieta earthquake. She collected several hundred photographs taken by Public Works staff immediately after the earthquake, as well as photos illustrating the rebuilding of downtown Santa Cruz during the months after October 1989.

A small number of the photographs have been added to the digital photographs collection, but most are unscanned and uncataloged.

Access & Use: The Moran photographs are open for research use. Appointments to view the collection can be made by contacting the library. Permission to publish materials must be requested from the Santa Cruz Public Libraries. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions.
Source: Gift of Christine Moran, 2018
Date: 1989
  • Santa Cruz (City)
  • 1980s
  • 1990s
Rights: The Moran Family retains copyright. Permission to use more than five photographs must be obtained from the Moran Family.

Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Santa Cruz Public Libraries. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Santa Cruz Public Libraries as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
Identifier: MS-MORAN



“Christine Moran: Earthquake Photographs.” Gift of Christine Moran, 2018. 1989. SCPL Local History. Accessed 25 July 2024.