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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29-Oct-24

Photo of four Boy Scouts holding up various projects, including a plaque, and a board of knots. They are from left to right--Lincoln Chan, Cyrus Cooper, George Sanford, and Phillip Muller (names...

7-Dec-42

Clipping on the back, "Dec. 7, 1942-Registration for defense classes is one of the many services of the AWVS. Shown here as she greets a registrant for sheet metal work, Mrs. Astrid Wallace (...

4-Jun-66

Copy of photo in Black History Month Exhibit. Photo shows an African-American soldier sitting down with his weapon across his lap and taking a drink from his canteen. A sign in the ground next...

11-Jan-45

Front of photo: (C Prin47-2-85-SGA) (Lt. Wong)(Rast)

Back of photo: Second Lieut. Arthur Wong Jr., 877 McKinley Avenue, Oakland. Arthur Wong Jr. 1st thursday 1/2 col heroes----- 5.

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24-May-69

Depiction: A young girl with long brown hair, maybe 5 years old, stands in the sun and holds a sign which reads "Soldiers scare me." She is part of a protest march in Berkeley. Photo is a close...

29-Mar-77

Two clippings glued to the back of the photo, one March 30, 1977--"Judge Lionel Wilson (left), Cesar Chavez, Farm workers leader endorsed Judge Wilson for mayor." Second clipping, January 6, 1991...

April 4, 1941

Original envelope reads: "Fires, Floods & Quakes."  Photograph shows a flooded city street with a cable car marked "18 Lakeshore" at center.  Parked cars appear...

December 3, 1951

Original envelope reads: "Fires, Floods & Quakes."  Photograph shows a flooded city landscape with several cars in standing water.  The water level reaches halfway up the...

3/30/1973

The caption that ran with the article has been pasted to the back: "Dr. Wilson Riles : deserves support' [sic] ". Image depicts Riles speaking at a commencement.

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