Andrew Genzoli, a newspaper columnist, historian, and teacher, left a legacy of writings and memorabilia when he died in 1984. The Library was able to acquire this collection of writings and photos with financial assistance from the Bertha Russ Lytel Foundation of Ferndale. Genzoli worked most of his life writing for newspapers beginning at age 14 when he covered the town of Ferndale and its high school for the Humboldt Standard newspaper. He spent 30 years on the staff of the Eureka Times-Standard daily newspaper before his retirement in 1979. Considered an authority on Humboldt County history, Genzoli was reported to be the first to publish articles on the Bigfoot legend. He wrote several books on local history and was active in the California Historical Resources Commission and served as president of the Humboldt County Historical Society.
Biographical information can be found in Carranco, Lynwood. "Andrew Genzoli - Journalist, Historian," Humboldt Historian, March-April 1984, pp.12-13. Additional information can be found in Susie Van Kirk's Chronology of Andrew Genzoli's Newspaper Work. See also the Northwestern California Newspapers website.
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