Gaye LeBaron collection

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Sonoma State University Library
Special Collections
1801 E. Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, California 94928
(707) 664-4152

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.)