The Karl V. Steinbrugge Slide and Photograph Collection
World Earthquakes and Earthquake Engineering

In 1992, the Earthquake Engineering Research Center Library, University of California at Berkeley, received the 5800 slides and over 10,000 photographs that now comprise the Karl V. Steinbrugge Slide and Photograph Collection of World Earthquakes and Earthquake Engineering. During a long and distinguished career, Professor Steinbrugge built a comprehensive collection of images of earthquakes and earthquake damage. Originally intended for use in his active teaching, professional and consulting career, over time the collection received increasing interest and use as a resource for others.


All of the slides and many of the photographs in the Steinbrugge Collection have been digitized and made available in the Earthquake Engineering Online Archive which can be effectively searched by subject terms, earthquake names, geographic locations, and dates. Those requiring a more detailed level of digitization (higher resolution image) or other image file format or with specific questions about use should contact NISEE.

When used in publication, the images should be credited as "Karl V. Steinbrugge Collection, University of California, Berkeley."

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