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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One of two courtroom drawings in the case against Huey P. Newton, a Black Panther. This drawing shows Huey Newton on the stand, legs crossed, hands clasped, wearing a black turtleneck and...


Two Black Panther men are standing in militaristic formation on the steps of the Alameda County Court House during Huey P. Newton's trial for murder. They are wearing berets and have their...


Description: A line of young men sit in front of a chain link fence blocking the access of Oakland Tribune trucks to their loading dock. Some African-Americam men are involved. Police stand in the...


From back of photograph: "Chinese Band" A female Chinese band parades through the middle of a crowd. The members of the band are dressed in traditional Chinese costumes. They appear to be part...


A man straddles the stoplight at the corner of Haste and Telegraph in Berkeley, holding a dark-colored flag while a crowd looks on below.


A young man smoking a cigarette sits atop the stoplights at the intersection of Haste Street and Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley.


A National Guard helicopter flies by the Campanile on the U.C. Berkeley campus spraying tear gas on demonstrators in Sproul Plaza. The National Guard had been ordered by Governor Ronald Reagan to...


Protesters sit down in front of the Berkeley City Hall, awaiting a speech. Some demonstrators carry effigies labelled, "Famine," "Death," "Pestilence," and "War."


Depiction: Student protestors walk in front of National Guardsmen who are forcing them down a Berkeley street and into an empty lot where they will be arrested. There are also many Berkeley...


Depiction: A pretty, well dressed blonde woman made her way past armed National Guardsmen and rushing toward one, embraced him. The soldiers wear riot gear and gas masks. Behind them is a very...


Photo shows the Oakland A's celebration parade in downtown Oakland after the A's won the World Series in 1972. A large crowd of people including a cameraman with a movie camera are crowding...


Black and white photograph of former light-heavyweight boxing champion Archie Moore speaking in front of a microphone. Moore is wearing a white collared shirt with a dark suit jacket and tie and...


From back of photograph: "Lincoln School 1916. J. R. Prosser 4346 Edgewood Ave 3-3-52" A formal group photograph from the Lincoln School. Most appear to be students, though there are two older...


Description: View looking down onto the street originally leading to Sather Gate on the UC Berkeley campus in 1958. The street is lined with period cars and people walk along the sidewalk leading...


A woman, wearing a cardigan type sweater eyeglasses, and a wrist watch, is placing the third of three baking dishes into an oven. She is, accoridng to the notation onthe back of the photo, "Mrs....


Tribune caption on the back, Sep. 16, 1964- "Appointments- New administrators and supervisors for the Oakland Public Schools include (from left) Sanford J. Munro, supervisor elementary physical...


Police clear the way for employees to enter Oakland's Armed Services Induction Center.


Tribune caption reads, "Protester hauled by feet to paddy wagon. One of scores arrested in today's demonstration."


Youthful draft protesters hold signs and flags.


Handwritten on the back, "Picture of the Day, Tommy McDonough, Wilson Mar 22." Probably Lonnie Wilson printed this photograph from a Tommy McDonough negative. Photo shows the 1950 Oakland Oaks...


Oakland police officers hold protesters at bay in front of the Oakland Armed Services Induction Center. The police appear to be leading people into a paddy wagon. A sign hung on a building on...


A man with eyeglasses and a beard that screams 1967 wears a robe and holds a cup of coffee and some unidentified pastry while other anti-draft protesters mill about nearby.


Joan Baez -- draft protester, folk singer, apple eater -- sits in front of the entrance to the Armed Services Induction Center with a group of other protesters.


Joan Baez is led away from her sit-in in front of the Oakland Armed Services Induction Center by several Oakland police officers. She carries a flower in her right hand.

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