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Humboldt State University Library
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Arcata, California 95521-8299
Phone: 707-826-3419
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Collections with online items: 13
Physical collections: 60
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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...

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;...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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/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...

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,...

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...