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25th Anniversary of the Loma Prieta Earthquake & The Great California Shake Out Exhibit: Home

An exhibit highlighting key events and legacies of the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake. Presented in conjunction with the annual Great California Shake Out event in October 2014.

Show Dates and Location

Exhibit Dates: September 1, 2014 - March 22, 2015

Exhibit Location: CSUEB University Library, Hayward Campus, Lower- and Upper-Mall 

Exhibit Promotional Statement

25 [Years]: The Loma Prieta Earthquake

The Library’s Fall wall exhibit has just been launched in the recently refurbished main library of the Hayward campus.

The display is a joint effort by the CSUEB University Libraries and the CSUEB Department of Environmental Health and Safety, produced to call attention to earthquake safety in our region.

The core of the display commemorates the 25th anniversary of the October 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake that caused widespread damage in the San Francisco Bay and Santa Cruz areas.

Other components call attention to the Great California Shakeout earthquake safety drill (runs through October 17, 2014), and an additional set of posters and display items highlight 3 major Bay Area quakes, including the 1868 Hayward, 1906 San Francisco, and 2014 Napa earthquakes.

The exhibit will run through March 1, 2015.

Wall Posters for this Exhibit

Librarian Liaison

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Diana Wakimoto
Fall Semester 2018
Feel free to email to schedule an appointment!

Note: I will be on leave starting approximately around Oct. 17th; after this time, please contact Jeffra Bussmann if you have biology research questions

Office: LI 2128
(Lower Mall of Library, walk in, turn right, & you will literally run into my office door)
Subjects:Biology, History

Exhibit Backstory

The Library was excited to produce this Earthquake Awareness exhibit, based on a suggestion by the Director of Environmental Health & Safety at CSUEB. We were aware that the 25th anniversary of the Loma Prieta quake was coming up in October 2014, and this seemed like a good time to address the topic.

Environmental Health & Safety supplied numerous web and other informational sources, and we were able to construct the resulting wall posters in two sets:

1.  A grouping of several on the annual Great California Shakeout earthquake preparedness exercises, utilizing their graphic components in posters we created in-house.

2.  Secondly, we decided to treat the 25th Anniversary of Loma Prieta Exhibit as the core component of the show, using visuals from government websites that we in the public domain. These were incorporated into our own graphic poster layouts and married to our own text.

Since the Great California Shakeout event would be completed nationally by mid-October 2014, the overall plan was to take down the Shakeout posters at that point, and add additional panels with even more background on the Loma Prieta quake.

- DA


Producers: Richard Apple, Jared Mariconi
Concept and Content Development: Donna Plazcek, Richard Apple
Text, Posters and Graphic Design: Richard Apple
Archival Support: Diana Wakimoto, Anna Graves

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