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Anderson Valley Advertiser Records
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The Anderson Valley Advertiser (AVA) Records features correspondence, secondary research, ephemera, photographs, and other materials related to Bruce Anderson, editor of the Anderson Valley Advertiser. The collection spans the years 1944-2016 with the bulk of the collection comprising the years 1984-1991. The collection features materials related to Earth First!, environmental activist Judi Bari, the Mendocino County School Board, the Wanda Tinasky controversy, and the New Boonville Hotel. The collection also features newspaper clippings from various Bay Area newspapers and magazines, such as the San Francisco Chronicle, and includes back issues of the AVA from 1978-2016.
The Anderson Valley Advertiser (AVA) was established in 1956 by Elizabeth and Steven Malgrem as a small community newspaper in Boonville, California, in Mendocino County. The newspaper originally served only the Anderson Valley and surrounding communities but has since reached national circulation. Bruce Anderson, who is not related to the namesake of the Anderson Valley, bought the newspaper in 1983 in an effort to establish a publication that featured not only local news but national political news as well.
60 linear feet
All applicable copyrights for the collection are protected under chapter 17 of the U.S. Copyright Code. Requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Collection is open for research.