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Joan Dunning Collection - Finding Aid

Collection Number

2010.01

Contact Information

The Library, Special Collections
Humboldt State University
One Harpst Street
Arcata, California 95521

Processed By

Preliminary finding aid by Edie Butler, MA, CA

Date Collection Processed

2010

Language

English

Collection Creator

Joan Dunning

Dates Covered by Collection

1990s

Size of Collection

2 cubic feet

Abstract

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.

Access

Unprocessed – available by appointment

Copyright

Copyright not deeded to Humboldt State University Library. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Special Collections Librarian.

Acquisition Information

Joan Dunning offered the materials to Humboldt State University Library through an informal discussion with Edie Butler in Fall 2009. Ms. Dunning stated that they had not been sorted and may contain personal or family materials. Edie Butler agreed to review the collection and some personal items were subsequently returned to Joan.

Biographical Information

Scope and Content of the Collection

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.

Arrangement of the Collection

During the review of the collection like materials were brought together and put in rough chronological order. The major categories are:

  • Joan’s notes and some drafts as she developed the manuscript for the book
  • Pacific Lumber and Headwaters Forest
  • Clippings – most relate to Pacific Lumber and Headwaters Forest
  • Other – most are environment related
  • Newspapers containing environmental news especially related to Headwaters Forest and Pacific Lumber (whole newspaper sections retained in the collection because of related articles and other context); primarily the Times Standard, The Arcata Eye, and papers from the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Scattered issues of publications that contain information relevant to research for the book: Express: The East Bay’s Free Weekly; Sierra; Coast Weekly; Forestree News; Steelhead Special; Harper’s; Action: Bay Area Action; The Recorder: The Bay Area’s Legal Newspaper; Public News: Houston’s Alternative Newsweekly; Rhythmic Review; Forest Voice; The Earthling; The New Settler Interview; Mattole Restoration Newsletter; Bay Area Coalition for Headwaters; MEC Newsletter; Econews; Wild California; Earth First!; The News; North Coast Journal
  • 20 VHS video cassettes – some published works, some unpublished and probably unique
  • 2 tee shirts with a design supporting Headwaters Forest, created by Joan Dunning

Container List

Related Works

Humboldt Watershed Council collections including Voices – Journal of the Humboldt Watershed Council (S624 C2 V65)

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