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Finding Aids

Finding aids are indexes to special collections located in libraries, historical societies, and museums. Typically a finding aid provides description and biographical information about the collection as well as an inventory of primary source materials in the collection. Finding aids for Cal Poly Humboldt collections are linked in the Special Collections List of Collections. Listed below are finding aids to collections of important sources of information about some aspect of northwestern California that are NOT at the Cal Poly Humboldt Library. These finding aids are all on the Online Archive of California (OAC).

Other sources for finding aids are Archives West and ArchiveGrid, a database of descriptions of archival collections from the vendor OCLC.

California State Archives
Belotti (Frank P., Assemblymember) Papers, [1957-1972]
Collier (Randolph, Senator) Papers, 1939-1976 (See also Collier (Randolph) Papers 1945-1955 at Water Resources Center Archives (Calif.))
Hauser (Dan, Assemblymember) Papers, 1983-1996
Inventory of the Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers
State Land Office Records, 1852-1932

 Cal Poly Humboldt University

See the List of Collections - some of these include online finding aids.

 California State University Chico

Hill (Dorothy J.) Ethnological and Historical Photo Collection. See also the Dorothy Hill webpage at Chico.

 Historical Sites Society of Arcata

Caskey (Ruth H.) Collection, 1890-1977

 Huntington Library, San Marino

Grace Nicholson Papers

 Redwood National Park

Black (Peter) Collection, 1930-2005, bulk 1960-1978
Van de Mark (Dave) photograph collection, 1964-2006, bulk 1964-1978

 University of California, Berkeley, The Bancroft Library

Conservation Associates Records, ca. 1959-1979
Department of Anthropology Records, 1901-[ongoing]
Dolbeer Carson Lumber Company Records, ca. 1884-1941
Elk River Mill and Lumber Co. Records, [1884-1933]
Ethnological Documents Collection of the Department and Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, 1875-1958 - HSU Library MF 2641; Finding aid Ref E 77 C352 2002
Kroeber (A.L.) Papers, 1869-1972 - Cal Poly Humboldt Library MF 2635
Merriam (C. Hart) Collection of Native American Photographs, ca. 1890-1938 (1441 images online) - Cal Poly Humboldt Library MF 2640
Merriam (C. Hart) Papers: Volume I: Papers Relating to Work with California Indians, 1850-1974 (bulk 1898-1938) - Cal Poly Humboldt Library MF 2639
Union Lumber Company Records

 University of California, Berkeley, Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology

California Ethnographic Field Photographs, 1900-1960 (3,305 images online)
Collection of Manuscripts from the Archaeological Archives of the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Kroeber (Alfred L.) Ethnographic Photographs of California Indian and Sonora Indian Subjects, 1901-1930 (626 images online)

 University of California, Davis, Special Collections

Slagle, Al Logan, 1950-2002

 Water Resources Center Archives (Calif.)

A search for "Klamath" finds 21 collections.