The Genzoli Collection consists of historical materials relating to Northwestern California, especially Humboldt County, and
reflects all aspects of Genzoli's career and volunteer work as journalist and teacher. These include manuscripts, scrapbooks,
clippings, notes, newspaper indexes (for late 19th Century), photographs, and ephemera.
The collection's strengths include Ferndale and southwest Humboldt County, Bigfoot, and Seth Kinman materials. The extensive
photograph collection covers the entire region from the 1870s to the 1970s. The collection provides insight into Genzoli's
published works as the collection contains background information he used for his several publications.
Andrew Genzoli, 1914-1984, started his career as a journalist in the early 1930s while still a student at Ferndale High School
when he served as correspondent for the Humboldt Times and then later as a staff reporter. By 1940 he had purchased the Saratoga
Sentinel which he operated until he joined the U.S. Army in 1941. He served as a staff correspondent and press liaison for
General McArthur in the South Pacific. After WWII he returned to Ferndale and became a reporter for the Humboldt Standard.
He retired from the Times Standard in 1979. Mr. Genzoli used feature articles and his regular columns (RFD, Redwood Country,
and Lines From The Times) to present local history facts and lore to the paper’s readers. He was an active member of regional
and local historical organizations including serving as editor of the Humboldt Historian for many years and being appointed
to the California State Historical Landmarks Advisory Board. He published several books, among them: Redwood Country (1973),
Eel River Country (1973); the series of books that he co-authored with Wallace E. Martin between 1961 and 1972; the Humboldtiana
series (1962-1971); and Frontier Moments from the Humboldt Historian (1982).
57 cubic feet (approximately)
Copyright has not been assigned to the Humboldt State University Library. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce in
any format please contact the Special Collections Librarian.
Processed materials are available by appointment.