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Frequent Topics

Aerial Photos

Barnum Competition

Catalogs, Humboldt State
The most recent 5 years are located at the beginning of the Reference Collection on the first floor. A complete set, 1915 to present, is in the Humboldt Room (LD 729 C975 A3). Copies may be checked out at the Circulation Desk.

Circulation
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City Directories

Duplication
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Environmental Impact Assessment Reports

Environment Information Sources for Northwestern California/Klamath Bioregion
This extensive page includes everything from climate to soils to redwood, print and online source.

Finding Aids

Humboldt Honey

Indians, Northwestern California
Start with these three sources in the Reference Collection on the first floor: Handbook of North American Indians Volume 8, California; Native America in the Twentieth Century; and Ethnography and Folklore of the Indians of Northwestern California. Call numbers for these and other reference books can be found in the guide Sources on North American Indians. See also the websites listed in Native American Studies Research Guide.

Local History
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Place Names
Begin with Turner's Place Names of Humboldt County (F 868 H8 T87 1993) in either the Reference Collection or the Humboldt County Collection and then follow-up on his references.

Statistics, Demographic, Economic, etc.
The best source for current county statistics is Health Data Summaries (HA 261 H43) in the Reference Collection on the first floor and online; see also Population History Maps of California Places 1770-2000 (ref HB 3525 C2 B471). In the Humboldt Room check the Humboldt County Economic and Demographic Almanac (HC 107 C22 H834) and the Humboldt County Economic and Demographic Profile (HC 107 C22 H8346), both annual publications. The HSU Institutional Research & Planning Data Center webpage provides figures for HSU and the Humboldt Economic Index is great for Humboldt County. The Humboldt County Community Development Services Department has an extensive Demographic Data page. Many print as well as web statistical sources are included in Research Guides: Northwestern California/Klamath Bioregion Demographic, Social and Economic Statistics.

Theses

Yearbooks, Humboldt State
College yearbooks were published for selected years as follows: 1927 Cabrillo (LD 729.6 A6 C32); 1938-1966 Sempervirens (LD 729.6 A6 S45); 1977-1978 The Lamp(LD 729.6 A6 L35); 1982-1985 Yearbook (LD 729.6 A6 H89). A complete set is in the Humboldt Room. Copies may be checked out at the Circulation Desk.