Oakland-Berkeley hills firestorm : Pearman collection 1991-1997

Firefighters working to stop the firestorm.
Firefighters working to stop the firestorm. Oakland Public Library, Oakland History Center.

This collection is the work of Donald V. Pearman, an Oakland hills resident who saved his home in the 1991 Oakland-Berkeley hills firestorm with the aid of a garden hose. The experience prompted Pearman to launch an extensive research project on the fire. He conducted interviews of firefighters and homeowners, took photographs, gathered data and assembled reports and studies from many sources.

(OHC COLL 2018-4)
10 boxes (6.25 linear feet)

Go here for a more detailed list of this collection's contents. 

Available at Oakland History Center, Main Library.