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Collections with online items: 13
Physical collections: 60
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Alternative Waste Disposal Collection

This collection contains documents regarding alternative waste water disposal in the Northern California area, specifically within Humboldt County, and focuses on the issues and research concerning the topic of dry toilet use.

 
Arcata Ballot Measure G Collection

This collection contains information about Measure G, a ballot initiative for Arcata, California, that requested a ¾ cents sales tax increase to fund infrastructure and public services. The measure passed by a vote of 63.49% on November 4, 2008. The...

 
Arcata City Collection

The collection consists of historical material from various city offices of Arcata, California. The documents reflect the planning, finances, management, and departments for the City of Arcata over a 100 year span. Photographs, maps, and scrapbooks complete the collection and...

 
Arcata Historical Resources Survey 2012

The Historical Resources Survey 2012 Collection was donated by the Historical Sites Society of Arcata (HSSA). The City of Arcata contracted with Suzanne Guerra, Guerra & McBane LLC, to conduct the cultural resources survey, produce a historical context for Arcata,...

 
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Balke Collection

The collection includes materials pertaining to the company town of the Little River Redwood Company, called first Bulwinkle, then Crannell. There is a ledger book, No. 1, L.R.R. Co., with entries as early as 1906, Index to the Affidavits of...

Barnum (Charles R.) Collection

The Charles R. Barnum History Awards were established by a grant from Mr. Barnum in the late fall of 1952. Mr. Barnum was a realtor and insurance broker in Eureka. He was a member of the Humboldt State College Advisory...

 
Becking (Rudolf W.) Collection

Rudolf Willem Becking was a professor of Forestry and Natural Resources at Humboldt State University from 1960-1983. He did extensive work in Northwestern California. His research interests included Redwoods, sustainable forestry (Plenturung), plant community ecology (Phytosociology), serpentine endemics, the Marbled...

Belcher Atlas of Humboldt County

The Belcher Atlas of Humboldt County, California, compiled from official records and private sources and surveys, shows drainages, settlements, roads, trails, railroads, township and section lines, parcel ownership, and Indian allotments. The Index and Sheets 1-8 were published in 1921;...

 
Bloom (Charles) Slide Collection

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...

Boyle Photograph Collection

The Boyle Photograph Collection consists of photographic negatives taken by Katie and William Boyle of the Trinidad, Moonstone, Crannell and Westhaven areas of Humboldt County, California from 1966 through the early 1990s. As a school teacher in Trinidad, Katie photographed...

 
Buckley (Thomas) Papers

Thomas (Tim) Buckley, professor of anthropology and American Studies at University of Massachusetts, Boston (1980-2000), had a primary research interest in the Yurok Indians of northwestern California, beginning with his graduate work (1977, 1982) and culminating in the 2002 publication...

 
Butler Valley Dam Collection

In the 1960s the Army Corps of Engineers proposed damming the Mad River in Humboldt County, California. The dam would have flooded the Butler Valley/Maple Creek area and impacted the middle Mad River watershed. Within the affected area Gordon and...

 
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Carranco (Lynwood) Papers

Lynwood ("Links") Carranco (April 2, 1921–July 1, 1987) was born in Samoa, California, a company town owned by Hammond Lumber, and worked in the mills as a young man. He became a teacher, historian and meticulous researcher, writing on the...

 
Center for Indian Community Development (CICD) Collection

In 1966, the Center for Community Development (CCD) was established at Humboldt State University (HSU) to provide services and outreach to American Indian communities in Indian Country on behalf of the university. The name was changed to the Center for...

 
Clausen (Don H.) Congressional Papers

The Don H. Clausen Congressional Papers document Mr. Clausen’s House of Representative service January 1963 – January 1983 as well as selected materials about his career and public service since 1983. Highlights of the collection are materials relating to the...

 
College Elementary School (CES) Collection

The collection consists of various historical and administrative materials that were both gathered and generated by the June 1991 reunion of Humboldt State University's College Elementary School (CES) members. The documents reflect both the unique and shared experiences of CES...

 
Courtney (Claire) Collection

The collection contains notes and documents from the formative years of the Humboldt County chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, the Humboldt County Human Rights Commission, League of Women Voters, reproductive rights organizations, and the Humboldt Bay League (precursor...

 
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Dunning (Joan)

Research materials gathered by Joan Dunning for the book she wrote in conjunction with photographer Doug Thron: From the Redwood Forest - Ancient Trees and the Bottom Line: The Headwaters Journey, published in 1998.

 
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Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC)/ Headwaters Court Cases Collection

This collection is the product of a series of court cases filed by the Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC), Sierra Club, and United Steelworkers of America during the 1990s and early 2000s against Pacific Lumber Company (PALCO)/Maxxam. The litigation in...

Ericson Photograph Collection

The Ericson Collection depicts a wide variety of everyday northwest California scenes and activities from the 1880s through the 1920s. Lumber industry, Native Americans, city and village street scenes (primarily Arcata ), Schools, portraits, and scenic views are the featured...

 
Eureka Waterfront Litigation Collection

In 1968 a lawsuit was filed against the City of Eureka to determine who had legal ownership of land on the Eureka Waterfront. During the 13 year span of the case, Lazio v. City of Eureka, also known as the...

 
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Fairbanks Photo Album

The album consists of 119 photographs pertaining to the Fairbanks Family traveling from Orick in Humboldt County, California, and continuing along the Klamath River to Orleans in the 1920s. The bulk of the images are concerned with the construction of...

 
Fairless (Alexandra) Campaign Collection

This collection consists of campaign material from Alexandra Fairless’ 1972 election to Arcata City Council and her re-election to city council in 1976. The documents reflect her campaign’s staffing and organization as well as speaking engagements and print material from...

 
Fish and Game Slides of Ralph B. McCormick

Ralph B. McCormick took slides relating to his professional responsibilities as a biologist with the California Fish and Game Department during the 1950s and of other views that interested him. Most images are from Humboldt and Del Norte Counties in...

 
Fort Baker/Porter Family Collection

The day-by-day farm and homestead activities of the Porter Family's large sheep ranch in southeast Humboldt County, CA are detailed in business receipts, daybooks, correspondence and a small number of photographs. The activities recorded in this collection took place in...

 
Fountain (Susie Baker) Papers

Susie Baker Fountain, Humboldt State University's first graduate in 1915, was a local historian and professional columnist for the She developed an extraordinary clipping file and collection of materials on Humboldt County and Del Norte County people, activities, and history...

 
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Galloway (Dean) Letters

Between 1956-1958 librarian Dean Galloway and his family traveled to Tehran, Iran for a two-year librarianship position in the Institute for Administrative Affairs Library, within the Faculty of Law Department, at the University of Tehran. During his stay he wrote...

 
Genzoli (Andrew) Collection

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),...

 
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Herman (Morris) Collection

Morris (Morry) Herman continually produced poetry and frequently shared his poetry at readings in Arcata, CA, and in several small self-published booklets during the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s. This collection of about 150 type written pages was preserved by...

Herrick Land Survey and Map Collection

The Herrick Land Survey and Map Collection consists of land survey drawings and maps of Humboldt County, including a few of areas in Del Norte County (California) covering the 1890 - 1930 time period. The vast majority of surveys and...

Hover Photograph Collection

The Hover Collection contains 48 images depicting early 1900s life along the Klamath River in Humboldt and Siskiyou counties, California within the Karuk Indian homeland region. The images present activities of ceremonial significance as well as everyday Native American life,...

 
Hoyle (True)

The True Hoyle collection consists of photographs, newspapers clippings, and documents related to True Dolson Hoyle and her family spanning two generations. In addition, there are transcribed letters written between True and her family when she attended Humboldt State University....

 
HSU Public Affairs Collection

The HSU Public Affairs Collection consists of news releases and photographs produced by the Office of Public Affairs and its successor in 1982, the Office of University Relations. Also included are newspaper clippings about the University. Primary coverage is from...

Humboldt County Collection (HCC) Map Collection

The geographic focus of the HCC Maps Collection is Northwestern California, including towns, timber lands, railroad lines, waterways, and mines. Maps range in subject matter and purpose: coastal surveys, environmental inventories and analyses, geologic studies including earthquakes and landslides, public...

 
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Indigenous Living Biographies Collection

This collection contains interviews from living indigenous community members from the Humboldt region. The oral histories provide a lived experience and insight to the cultures and history represented in the video series. Interviewees are from the Yurok, Wiyot, Karuk, Tolowa,...

 
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Klamath Forest Alliance Collection

The collection was created by the Klamath Forest Alliance (KFA) and Felice Pace (Mr.). Between the late 1980s and 2010, KFA, with Felice as its leader, played major roles in the "timber wars" in northwest California and southwest Oregon, including...

 
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Louisiana Pacific/Hammond Lumber Company Collection

Company records for Vance Redwood Lumber Company; Hammond Lumber Company, Hammond & Little River Redwood Company, Hammond Redwood Lumber Company; Georgia- Pacific Corporation; and the Louisiana Pacific Corporation-Samoa Division. Contents include maps, blueprints, and detailed architectural drawings for buildings, structures,...

 
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Mattole Watershed Alliance Collection

In the early 1990s residents of the lower Mattole River (Humboldt County, CA) watershed created the Mattole Watershed Alliance to work on improving Mattole River conditions toward the common goal of preserving populations of wild salmonids. The collection provides information...

 
McKay (Tim) Collection

The Tim McKay Collection holds an excellent representation of the materials generated by environmental activists from the 1970s to 2006. McKay was employed by the Northcoast Environmental Center (NEC) in Arcata, California for 31 years, and was Executive Director for...

 
Mckay (Tim) Postcard Collection

The postcard collection, especially those showing Northwestern California scenes, follow Tim McKay's lifelong interests in the natural world and in the ways that people and communities use their surroundings for livelihood and solace. These examples were selected by Petra Wilkinson.

 
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Neill Photo Album

The album consists of 292 photographs pertaining to the Neill Family living in Scotia, Humboldt County, California, during the early 20th century. Images within the album reflect the everyday lives of the family including snapshots of Scotia, local residents and...

Northwestern California Forest Communities Collection

The Northwestern California Forest Communities Collection includes photographs, maps, and architectural and design drawings selected from several Humboldt State University Library collections for this project. Images were chosen to illustrate the broad range of people and activities typically associated with...

 
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Palmquist (Peter E.) Working Photograph Collection

The Peter E. Palmquist Working Photograph Collection contains approximately 5,000 images from Northwest California, especially Humboldt County. 3,700 of these images can be viewed in the Library's Humboldt Room and searched through the Humboldt Room Photograph Collections database. There is...

 
Palmquist's Lucy Thompson File

Peter Palmquist's wide ranging research interests included the Thompson Family, starting with Burtha Thompson's (spelled Bertha in many sources) work as a model for photographer Emma Freeman. Palmquist granted permission to the HSU Library's Special Collections to photocopy items from...

Palmquist/Yale Digital Collection

Through an agreement between Yale's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library and Humboldt State University's Library, 740 images from the Peter Palmquist Collection at the Beinecke were digitized there and then cataloged at the HSU Library. Some highlights of this...

 
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Redwood District Council of Lumber and Sawmill Workers Collection

The Redwood District of Lumber and Sawmill Workers Collection consists of the office files of the Redwood District Council of Lumber and Sawmill Workers, an umbrella organization of industrially organized plywood, sawmill and logging local unions in Del Norte, Humboldt,...

Roberts Photograph Collection

The Roberts Photograph Collection documents life on the Yurok Indian Reservation along the lower Klamath River in northwestern California, primarily during the period of 1915 to 1933. It is the private collection of Mrs. Ruth Kellet Roberts, containing 536 photographs,...

 
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Save the Redwoods League - Humboldt County Group Collection

The Save The Redwoods League - Humboldt County Group Collection consists of organizational materials (financial, correspondence, meeting notes) that show the range of community involvement and some of the activities undertaken during the time the group was active.

 
Schoenrock Photograph Collection

The Schoenrock Collection consists of 104 photographs taken in and around Requa, California, during its heyday as a bustling cannery town, dating from approximately 1890 to 1925. Requa is located at the mouth of the Klamath River on the Yurok...

Shuster Aerial Photograph Collection

Between 1946 and the mid 1960s Merle Shuster was hired by land developers, timber owners, and lumber mill owners to photograph specific sites. Approximately half the images in the collection come from these assignments and the other half are what...

Shuster Photograph Collection

As a freelance photographer in Humboldt County during the mid 20th century, Merle Shuster was often contracted by local people, businesses, land developers, and insurance companies. Photographs in this collection represent a mixture of images he was hired to take...

 
Smith (Norman R.) Collection

Norman R Smith's son Chester V Smith died on November 9, 1918, of pneumonia at Camp Colt, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; this appears to be the inspiration that drove his devoted father to begin a series of diaries, titled "The Bridge," written...

 
Stewart (Connie) Arcata City Council Collection

This collection consists of material gathered by members of the City Council of Arcata, California from 1969-2008 (bulk dates 1988-2004). The documents reflect the management, organization, and planning that city councilmembers participated in during their tenure in office. These documents...

 
Stewart (Connie) Assemblywoman Patty Berg Field Office Collection

The collection consists of subject files created to serve Patty Berg's need for information for carrying out her legislative responsibilities and for serving the needs of her constituents. Subject areas include Aging, Healthcare, and Klamath River and other significant issues...

 
Strope (Glady) Mental Health Citizens Advocacy Papers

The Glady Strope Mental Health Citizens Advocacy Papers consists of the files and publications created and accumulated by Glady Strope while she served on mental health advisory committees and groups from the late 1950s until 2005 for Humboldt County and...

 
Stutz (Jody) Papers

Jodi Lee Stutz, Humboldt State University 1984, was associated with the University’s literary magazine, Toyon, as Assistant Editor in 1983 and Managing Editor in 1984. After her death in 1987, Toyon created the Jodi Stutz Memorial Award in Poetry in...

 
Swanlund-Baker Photograph Collection

The Swanlund-Baker Collection depicts a wide variety of everyday northwest California scenes and activities from the early twentieth century. Lumber industry, tanbark industry, flower nurseries, city and village street scenes, schools, portraits, parks, ships, shipbuilding, shipwrecks, and rivers are the...

 
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Theatre Arts Archive

This is a very rich history of the multiple departments relating to Speech, Drama, Theatre, Communication and more, from the initial offering of one course in Speech/Drama in 1914, and the first production on December 3, 1914 of “Her Own...

 
Tooby and Prior Photo Album

The album consists of 129 photographs pertaining to the Tooby and Prior families who ran a cattle company in Blocksburg, Humboldt County, California, during the early 20th century. Most images include Tooby or Prior family members, social gatherings, ranching activities,...

 
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Warren Photograph Collection

The Warren Photograph Collection provides a visual history of the lumber company town of Crannell (known as Bulwinkle prior to 1922) and the Little River Redwood Company (LRRC). LRRC purchased the Vance Redwood Mill in 1900 and merged with Hammond...