Epicenter: A Loma Prieta Earthquake Story with Diane Cohan & Gloria Simpson

Epicenter: The Loma Prieta Earthquake 30th Anniversary Oral Histories Project

Interview conducted and produced by Jenn Hooker.
Recorded at Scotts Valley Branch Library, Scotts Valley, CA on September 18, 2019.

Diane Cohan and Gloria Simpson describe their work as mental health professionals for the FEMA funded Project Cope (a Loma Prieta response project) as well as their individual experiences of the earthquake – Diane on the road on the way home from work, and Gloria in the hospital a few hours after giving birth.

Creator: Cohan, Diane; Simpson, Gloria; Hooker, Jenn
Date: 2019-09-18
  • Santa Cruz (County)
  • 1980s
  • 2010s
Rights: Permission must be obtained before using this interview in exhibition or publication. Researchers or others who want to make further use of this interview should contact Santa Cruz Public Libraries.


Cohan, Diane, Gloria Simpson, and Jenn Hooker. “Epicenter: A Loma Prieta Earthquake Story with Diane Cohan & Gloria Simpson.” 2019-09-18. SCPL Local History. https://history.santacruzpl.org/omeka/items/show/135857. Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.