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Bridging the Bay Introduction

Welcome to the online edition of Bridging the Bay: Bridging the Campus

The "real" exhibit was on display January 15 through April 30, 2000 in the Bernice Layne Brown Gallery, Doe Library, University of California, Berkeley. This "virtual" exhibit is the proud recipient of the 2001 Katherine Kyes Leab & Daniel J. Leab American Book Prices Current Exhibition Special Commendation for Electronic Exhibitions, awarded by the Rare Books & Manuscripts Section, Association of College & Research Libraries.

This exhibit is a collaborative effort featuring materials from eight libraries on the UC Berkeley campus. Waverly Lowell, Curator of the Environmental Design Archives, and Linda Vida, Director of the Water Resources Center Archives, are co-curators of the exhibit, which contains a wide selection of historical and contemporary materials showcasing the building of the Bay Area’s bridges.

At a time when the Bay Area’s bridges are being analyzed and new structures are being planned, it is important to recognize the diversity and depth of the research collections that exist on the Berkeley campus. The exhibit includes books, documents, architectural drawings and renderings, blueprints, artifacts, maps, and photographs. The bridges documented include the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, the Carquinez Bridge, the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, the Antioch Bridge, and the Dumbarton Bridge. The exhibit also contains documents detailing Bay Area bridge projects that were seriously considered, but were never built.

Thanks to those who participated in selecting material for the exhibit from the following libraries: Jack Von Euw, The Bancroft Library; Jean McKenzie, Kresge Engineering Library; Daniel Krummes, Harmer E. Davis Transportation Library; Terry Dean, Institute of Governmental Studies; Elizabeth Byrne, Environmental Design Library; John Creaser, Earth Sciences and Map Library. (For a complete list of everyone involved in making this exhibit happen, please click on Acknowledgements below.)

If you would like to request permission to reproduce an image found in this exhibit, please click here

--Randal Brandt
"Virtual" Curator

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