The collection houses the research material of newspaper columnist Gaye LeBaron relating to the North Bay region of California.
Files hold support materials for more than 8,200 newspaper columns written for The Press Democrat newspaper in Santa Rosa,
California. Included are research notes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, monographs, local documents, journal issues,
photographs, oral histories, and ephemera. Reprints of many columns are included.
Gaye LeBaron has been a journalist for the Press Democrat since 1959. Semi-retired since 2001, she still writes two columns
per month and continues to gather and donate research material to her collection. A well-loved and respected community voice,
she has written over 8,200 columns in her sixty years with the newspaper. Chronicling the history and local issues of California’s
North Bay region, each column demonstrates her extraordinary skills as a journalist, historian, and storyteller.
The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary
Collection is open for research by appointment.