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About the Northwestern California Newspapers Website


The Northwestern California Newspapers website provides information about newspapers published in Humboldt, Del Norte and Klamath Counties from the 1850s to the present. In addition to brief narratives and timelines of the newspapers, grouped by seven geographical areas, there are pages for each of the newspapers and a bibliography of articles about journalism in northwestern California.

Quotes from some of these sources are presented to help place the newspapers in their historical context. This is supplemented by a briefest of histories of Humboldt County by Susie Van Kirk. She also has compiled chronologies of the newspaper work of Susie Baker Fountain and Andrew Genzoli. Excerpts from an interview describing Van Kirk's use of newspapers in her historical research are included.

More information about this website and the continuing work on northwestern California newspapers can be found in the summary of a grant project in 2003-2004.

Project staff: Joan Berman, Edie Butler, Laurie Maxwell-Chamberlain, Gisela Rohde
Project consultants: Merry Schellinger, Susie Van Kirk
Project student assistants: Nathaniel Haas, Drogheda NiFaolain, Leigh Westfall

This project was supported in part by the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

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The Northwest California Newspapers Website is managed by Special Collections located in the Cal Poly Humboldt Library