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When the Clock Stopped:

Community and Recovery after the 1994 Northridge Earthquake

January 17 – May 11, 2024

Sierra Tower, "Earthquake Time" X-Print | University Archives Photograph Collection, Special Collections and Archives, University Library, California State University, Northridge.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the magnitude 6.7 earthquake that struck Northridge on January 17, 1994. This exhibition commemorates this tragic event and its impact on California State University, Northridge – focusing on the various community members who came together in an extraordinary campus recovery effort. Photographs, archival materials, and memorabilia document the aftermath and illuminate the creative ways the CSUN community came together to resume classes and repair the destruction. The exhibition reflects on the past and celebrates the indomitable spirit that defines CSUN. With time, CSUN students, faculty, and staff recovered, reimagined, and rebuilt.


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