Oakland Tribune

From its pioneering days in the late 19th century, through the Pulitzer Prize-winning work during the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, the Tribune has maintained a remarkable tradition of excellence in photojournalism. The Tribune collection is a major source for historical documentation of the Bay Area during the 1960s and 1970s. It is rich in images of protests at UC Berkeley, including the Free Speech Movement, the antiwar movement during the Vietnam war, and People's Park.

In 1995, the Oakland Tribune newspaper donated to the Oakland Museum of California its collection of news negatives and photographs, also known as its photo “morgue.” The collection, with about 3,000 negatives and a million photographs, documents the history of the Bay Area and California from the early part of the century through the 1990s.

 

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10-Jun-63

Handwritten on the back, "Left to Right--President of Board-Oakland Boys' Clubs, Carl Dechow; Board Member-Morris Browning; Mr. Paul Mills-Oakland Museum of Art; Dwight D. Day-Oakland Boys' Clubs...

29-May-62

The photograph is a headshot of Sweeny.

c. 1925

Second part of H96.1.2370 which had the following handwritten on the back, "Oakland Airport #2725, used in Smith ... 2132." The whole photo is an aerial view of a field with the outline of a...

Jun-63

Tribune caption on the back, June 21, 1963- "Rhodes takes long-team lease on downtown store. Building sold to Omaha insurance group in major real estate transaction." Photo shows the exterior of...

Jun-63

Handwritten on the back, "Rhodes Dept. Store." Photo shows the exterior of Rhodes Department Store. One car is driving down the street. In the distant background is a sign for the Broadway...

c.1955

An aerial view taken over San Leandro Bay looking north on a clear day, toward Oakland, Alameda, Berkeley, Richmond, Marin county, San Francisco, and the Bay bridge. The Oakland Airport is at...

c. 1925

Handwritten on the back, "Oakland Airport #2725, used in Smith ... 2132." Photo is an aerial view of a field with the outline of a runway drawn on the photograph and "O" "Oakland" written in...

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