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  • Descriptive Summary
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  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Gaye LeBaron collection
    Dates: 18uu-2016
    Collection Number: Consult repository
    Creator/Collector: LeBaron, Gaye
    Extent: 55 linear feet
    Online items available
    Repository: Sonoma State University Library
    Rohnert Park, California 94928
    Abstract: 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.
    Language of Material: English


    Collection is open for research by appointment.

    Publication Rights

    The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.

    Preferred Citation

    Gaye LeBaron collection. Sonoma State University Library

    Biography/Administrative History

    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.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The collection is comprised of 55 linear feet of folders organized by topics related to the history and culture of the North Bay region of six counties, including Sonoma, Marin, Lake, Mendocino, Solano, and Napa.

    Indexing Terms

    Journalists -- California -- Santa Rosa -- Authors
    Sonoma County (Calif.) -- History
    Santa Rosa (Calif.) -- History
    California, Northern -- History
    Press Democrat (Santa Rosa, Calif.)