Epicenter: A Loma Prieta Earthquake Story with Nancy Gordon

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 4, 2019.

Former Santa Cruz County Emergency Services Coordinator Nancy Gordon describes first experiencing the earthquake while at her son's daycare in Scotts Valley and then immediately returning to her work leading the response, as well as changing understandings and media representations of disaster in contemporary culture.

Creator: Gordon, Nancy; Hooker, Jenn
Date: 2019-09-04
  • 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.
Identifier: LH-LN-GORDON


Gordon, Nancy and Jenn Hooker. “Epicenter: A Loma Prieta Earthquake Story with Nancy Gordon.” 2019-09-04. SCPL Local History. https://history.santacruzpl.org/omeka/items/show/135875. Accessed 24 May 2024.