Susie Baker Fountain, Humboldt State University's first graduate in 1915, was a local historian and professional columnist
Blue Lake Advocate.
She developed an extraordinary clipping file and collection of materials on Humboldt County and Del Norte County people, activities,
and history from 1850-1966. The collection's particular strengths include the early period of settlement and development,
Indian-white interactions, early military history, real estate, the lumber and railroad industries, accounts of families and
individuals, small communities, mining history, and a wide variety of other subjects not found in other sources. Further information
about the collection can be found at: