Restrictions: The collection is open for research use.
Rights: Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Scope and Contents: The San Fernando Earthquake Damage Photograph Collection includes photographs of damage caused by the 1971 Sylmar earthquake. Photographs primarily document the Sylmar area and northern section of the San Fernando Valley, particularly of the Olive View Hospital and San Fernando Valley Juvenile Hall. Photographs were taken, unofficially, by a building inspector of the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety, Conservation Bureau, in his earthquake investigations.