Charles Bloom was a librarian at Humboldt State University from 1952 until 1983 when he retired. The Charles Bloom Slide Collection
consists of photographic slides he took while in northwestern California or traveling. His role as Faculty Advisor for the
Boot and Blister Club, as well as an interest in conservation and the natural resources, led him to make extensive photo-documentation
of his trips.
Charles (“Charlie”) Bloom was an avid outdoorsman and an excellent photographer. He enjoyed fly-fishing and gardening. After
receiving MA and MLS degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, "Charlie" came to Humboldt State College in 1952
as a reference librarian, providing knowledgeable assistance in English and music. With the growth of the curriculum into
the natural resources, he gained expertise in these fields and the other sciences and guided and assisted many of the growing
number of students. He retired from the Library in 1983.
3 cubic feet (18 slide boxes)
Copyright has been assigned to the Humboldt State University Library.
The collection is open for use by appointment.