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Inventory of the Anderson Valley Advertiser Archives
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Box 53, D Legal 2

Series 1 Biographical Materials 1944-1963, ca. 1990

Physical Description: 2.0 folders

Scope and Contents note

Includes school memorabilia, graduation speech, information related to purchase of Anderson Valley Advertiser, and business plan for Anderson Valley Books.
Box 1-3

Series 2 Correspondence 1980-1995

Physical Description: 2.0 linear feet.

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence to Bruce Anderson on various topics related to personal and professional events. Notable correspondents include: environmental activist Judi Bari, journalist Alexander Cockburn, and former Democratic representative Doug Bosco. Correspondence also includes: letters to the editor, letters from inmates, personal correspondence between Bruce Anderson and members of his family, and letters from detractors and supporters of the Anderson Valley Advertiser. The collection predominately features letters sent to Bruce Anderson and the AVA. There are no response letters from Anderson in the collection.
Box 3-7

Series 3 Secondary Materials 1973-1996

Physical Description: 3.0 linear feet.

Scope and Contents note

Includes research related to various articles published in the AVA, as well as news media related to Bruce Anderson. Notable materials include: Judi Bari and Earth First!, magazines including the New Yorker, Time, and California! Magazine, selected Alexander Cockburn articles, and information related to the Colfax Family and the New Boonville Hotel. Much of the material is articles from different publications concerning national, local, and regional events. Includes the subseries Court Cases.
Box 7-8

Subseries 3.1 Court Cases 1973-1995

Physical Description: 0.5 linear feet.

Scope and Contents note

Includes courtroom transcripts and notes.
Box 8-9, 17

Series 4 Ephemera 1984-1995

Physical Description: 1.4 linear feet.

Scope and Contents note

Includes artwork, pamphlets, brochures, and related material regarding rallies and political events related to Mendocino County, California, as well as national events. Notable items in ephemera include: pamphlets related to Earth First! rallies, Doug Bosco election ephemera, Bruce Anderson election ephemera, various fliers for happenings concerning Mendocino County, state wide, and national events. Includes the subseries Art & Writing.
Box 9-10

Subseries 4.1 Art and Writing 1984-1994

Physical Description: 0.5 linear feet.

Scope and Contents note

Includes poems, essays, drawings, and photographs.
Box-folder 10:5, Box 11-16, 18-21

Series 5 Clippings 1988-1992

Physical Description: 10.0 linear feet.

Scope and Contents note

Includes clippings from national and international publications. Notable publications found in the Clippings Series include: The Press Democrat, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Examiner, Ukiah Daily Journal, The Mendonesian, The Mendocino County Observer, Russian River News, The Mendocino Beacon, The Paper, The New Settler Interview, Street Sheet, Independent Coast Observer, The Laytonville Ledger, Los Angeles Times, Sutter-town News, and The Willits News. The clippings include information on: Bruce Anderson, Earth First!, the New Boonville Hotel, and Mendocino County Indian Education.
Box 10, 53

Series 6 Photographs 1983-1992

Physical Description: 0.75 linear foot

Scope and Contents note

includes photographs of various political rallies, portraits, local events, and personal photographs from Bruce Anderson and the Anderson family. Notable photographs include: photos of Free Bruce! rally, Earth First! protest rallies, photographs of Judi Bari’s bombed vehicle, personal family photographs from Bruce Anderson, and photographs of the Anderson Valley High School Basketball team. Most photographs were not accompanied by context or captions. Where applicable, context of the photographic collection is provided. Photographs are arranged in the order in which they were received by the creator.
Box 52

Series 7 Realia undated

Physical Description: 1.0 linear foot

Scope and Contents note

Items from Anderson's office, such as: business cards; Rolodex; framed photograph; and assorted memorabilia.

Series 8 AVA Back Issues 1978-2012

Physical Description: 38.0 linear feet.

Scope and Contents note

Includes back issues of the Anderson Valley Advertiser from 1978-2012.
Box 22-23


Box 24-25


Box 25-28


Box 28-30


Box 31-32


Box 33-37


Box 37-40


Box 40-42


Box 43-44


Box 45-48, 54


Box 49, 54-56


Box 55


Scope and Contents note

AVA OREGON! Vol.1 (November 2004-February 2005)
Box 50, 56


Box 51, 57-58


Box 58