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Humboldt Room Newspaper Collections - Newsletters

Compiled by Kiri Clayton, 2010

Introduction | Examples | Alphabetical List | Subject List

Introduction

The Humboldt Room has a large collection of newsletters from a variety of local organizations. Most publish their newsletters on a regular basis, usually monthly or quarterly, although some organizations follow a more irregular schedule depending on their size and financial circumstances. They are mainly published by clubs, businesses and societies. Their main focus is usually to provide information of interest to their employees, subscribers and other customers.

Newsletters have different purposes for being published depending on the organization. Many are trying to increase awareness of certain topics and events. Clubs and museums that send out newsletters try to keep members up to date on upcoming events as well as encouraging involvement and new membership. Other newsletters are created for social reasons like outreach opportunities, sharing common interests, and local history. Some allow people the chance to express themselves and their opinions. A few are created to educate the masses.

The information in each newsletter is different, but many have a list of local events, programs, and activities to encourage people to become more involved. They have well written essays, and articles, sometimes even poetry accompanied by high quality photos. Depending on who is creating the newsletter they could also have advertisements, news and volunteer opportunities.

This collection provides users with interesting reading material, as well as inspiring ideas for starting a newsletter of their own. It is also an excellent way to follow issues and organizations.

To facilitate research the newsletters have been organized into the following categories: Literary Magazines, Natural History, Museums and Historical Societies, Conservation Groups, Native American and a combination of topics concerning Social and Cultural Interests.

  • The first category, Literary Magazines, has essays, poems and other writings about a wide range of topics.
  • Natural History is a category that includes plants, gardens, birds and other thing that occur naturally in Humboldt County.
  • The newsletters in Museums and Historical Societies category include local history, natural history, and logging/railroad history.
  • The Conservation category focuses on organizations intent on preserving and protecting the local ecology.
  • As expected the Native American category includes newsletters from tribal organizations in the Humboldt area.
  • Lastly, the Social and Cultural Interests category includes a wide variety of newsletters from organizations that focus on social, political, or health issues.

Examples

Historical Sites Society of Arcata One good example is the Historical Sites Society of Arcata which is one of the ongoing historical society newsletters. It devotes itself to uncovering the history of the city through the buildings and museums in Arcata. The first issue was published in February 1973 and the articles are accompanied by old black and white photos.

McKinleyville Land Trust News Many organizations and groups put out newsletters pertaining to environmental conservation. The McKinleyville Land Trust News is a prime example. It provides information on local land issues and opportunities to help the community. Some articles highlight people who donate land, and support the idea that the community should not be allowed to become over developed.

Animal Tracks Animal Tracks is an ongoing newsletter that is for animal lovers. Their mission is to “promote the humane treatment of all animals and end pet overpopulation through programs such as adoption, spay/neuter and education. It gives advice about the care of animals, adoption stories, and recent events at the shelter.

Wiyot News There are a number of Native American interest centered newsletters such as Wiyot News. The newsletter provides information on upcoming programs and events, local tribal news and Wiyot culture. It helps to increase awareness about health issues and how to become healthy, general advice and things to help the environment, like recycling. It even has a section that helps teach the Wiyot language.

Alphabetical List

  • The Acornbasket : newsletter of United Indian Health Services (E78 C15 A36)
  • Animal tracks : Humane Society of Humboldt County (HV4765 C2 H8522)
  • A.T. transfer : Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (T1 C35)
  • Botanical guardian : newsletter of the Humboldt Botanical Gardens Foundation (QK1 N49)
  • Branching out : affiliate newsletter / the Trees Foundation (S940 B73)
  • California Native Plant Society : North Coast Chapter (QK149 C363)
  • Call of the Amazons : Humboldt Community Breast Health Project (RC 280 B8 C35)
  • Children by choice : Six Rivers Planned Parenthood (HQ763 C55)
  • Co-op newsletter : North Coast Cooperative, Inc. (HF5432 A73)
  • Cultural times : Humboldt State University Multicultural Center (HM 1271 C84)
  • Darlingtonia : North Coast Chapter, CNPS (QK149 D27)
  • Dunesberry : Lanphere-Christensen Dunes Preserve (QK149 D8)
  • Econews : newsletter of the Northcoast Environmental Center (S940 E37)
  • Eel River reporter : Friends of the Eel River (TC424 C2 E44)
  • Foot prints in the sands of time : Willow Creek-China Flat Museum (F869 W55 F66)
  • GALA news : the newsletter of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance of Humboldt County (HQ76.3 U5 G3)
  • Greenfuse : Waking Dog Collective (S940 G74)
  • Headlight : Northwestern Pacific Railroad Historical Society (HE 2791 N6783 H4)
  • Historical Sites Society of Arcata (F869 A7 S54)
  • Humboldt Folklife Society Newsletter (ML3544 N49)
  • Humboldt Prevention Network (HV5800 H9)
  • Humboldt stater and Humboldt : the magazine of Humboldt State University (LD729.6 A6 H882)
  • Isis scrolls : Isis Institute of Integrated Healing Arts (R172 A7 I8)
  • Jacoby Creek Land Trust news (HD211 C22 J32)
  • Living museum : journal of Humboldt Redwoods Interpretive Association (SD387 R4 H875)
  • Matrix : HSU Womens Center (HQ1181 U5 M37)
  • Mattole restoration newsletter : Mattole Restoration Council (GB565 C2 M38)
  • McKinleyville Land Trust newsletter (HD211 C22 M35)
  • Mendocino County Historical Society newsletter (F868 M5 M42)
  • Messenger : Humboldt State University, Center for Indian Community Development (F856 M4)
  • Mycolog : Humboldt Bay Mycological Society (QK617 M93)
  • Nautilus notes : HSU Natural History Museum (QH75 A1 N38)
  • North of Fourth Association newsletter (F869 E8 N67)
  • North star news (QH540 N67)
  • Northcoast Regional Land Trust (HD211 C2 N67)
  • Northern Counties Logging Interpretive Association newsletter (HE2771 C2 W55)
  • Northwesterner : Northwestern Pacific Railroad Historical Society (HE2771 C2 N6)
  • Now .. and then : Mattole Valley Historical Society (F868 H8 M39)
  • Noyo Hill House notes (F868 M5 N69)
  • Osprey : HSU Journalism Dept. (LH1 C3 O8)
  • Recycler : newsletter for the Campus Recycling Program, Humboldt State University (TD785 R4)
  • Redwood Coast Writers' Center pages (PS571 C2 P34)
  • Redwood needles : Sierra Club Redwood Chapter (S900 R43)
  • Redwood researcher : Redwood Genealogical Society (F860 R4)
  • Reflections : Hospice of Humboldt, Inc. (R726.8 R44)
  • Reflections of Del Norte County : Del Norte County Historical Society (F868 D4 D4)
  • Sandpiper : Redwood Region Audubon Society (QL671 H8)
  • Save-the-Redwoods League bulletin (SD397 R3 S28)
  • Sr. news : Humboldt Senior Resource Center (HV1468 C2 S45)
  • Six Rivers Running Club newsletter (GV1061.22 C2 S59)
  • Steelhead special (AP2 S86)
  • Third world consciousness (LD729 C975 A75)
  • Trinidad Museum Society newsletter (F869 T7 N48)
  • Voices of Humboldt County : Salmon Forever and the Humboldt Watershed Council (S624 C2 V65)
  • Volunteer voices : Volunteer Center of the Redwoods, Retired Senior Volunteer Program (HN49 V64 V65)
  • Voter : League of Women Voters of Humboldt County (F868 H8 E89)
  • Whistle punk : newsletter of the Northern Counties Logging Interpretive Association (HE2771 C2 W55)
  • Wild California : Environmental Protection Information Center, Biodiversity Network (S900 W55)
  • Wild Humboldt (F868 H8 W55)
  • Wiyot news : Table Bluff Reservation-Wiyot Tribe (E99 W8 W95)
  • Yurok news (E99 Y97 N48)

Literary Magazines

  • Isis scrolls : Isis Institute of Integrated Healing Arts (R172 A7 I8)
  • Matrix : HSU Womens Center (HQ1181 U5 M37)
  • Osprey : HSU Journalism Dept. (LH1 C3 O8)
  • Redwood Coast Writers' Center pages (PS571 C2 P34)
  • Steelhead special (AP2 S86)
  • Wild Humboldt (F868 H8 W55)

Natural History

  • Botanical guardian : newsletter of the Humboldt Botanical Gardens Foundation (QK1 N49)
  • California Native Plant Society : North Coast Chapter (QK149 C363)
  • Darlingtonia : North Coast Chapter, CNPS (QK149 D27)
  • Foot prints in the sands of time : Willow Creek-China Flat Museum (F869 W55 F66)
  • Mycolog : Humboldt Bay Mycological Society (QK617 M93)
  • Sandpiper : Redwood Region Audubon Society (QL671 H8)

Museums and Historical Societies

  • Foot prints in the sands of time : Willow Creek-China Flat Museum (F869 W55 F66)
  • Headlight : Northwestern Pacific Railroad Historical Society (HE 2791 N6783 H4)
  • Historical Sites Society of Arcata (F869 A7 S54)
  • Mendocino County Historical Society newsletter (F868 M5 M42)
  • Nautilus notes : HSU Natural History Museum (QH75 A1 N38)
  • North of Fourth Association newsletter (F869 E8 N67)
  • Northern Counties Logging Interpretive Association newsletter (HE2771 C2 W55)
  • Northwesterner : Northwestern Pacific Railroad Historical Society (HE2771 C2 N6)
  • Now .. and then : Mattole Valley Historical Society (F868 H8 M39)
  • Noyo Hill House notes (F868 M5 N69)
  • Reflections of Del Norte County : Del Norte County Historical Society (F868 D4 D4)
  • Trinidad Museum Society newsletter (F869 T7 N48)
  • Whistle punk : newsletter of the Northern Counties Logging Interpretive Association (HE2771 C2 W55)

Conservation

  • A.T. transfer :  Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (T1 C35)
  • Branching out : affiliate newsletter / the Trees Foundation (S940 B73)
  • Dunesberry : Lanphere-Christensen Dunes Preserve (QK149 D8)
  • Econews : newsletter of the Northcoast Environmental Center (S940 E37)
  • Eel River reporter : Friends of the Eel River (TC424 C2 E44)
  • Jacoby Creek Land Trust news (HD211 C22 J32)
  • Living museum : journal of Humboldt Redwoods Interpretive Association (SD387 R4 H875)
  • Mattole restoration newsletter : Mattole Restoration Council (GB565 C2 M38)
  • McKinleyville Land Trust newsletter (HD211 C22 M35)
  • Mendocino County Historical Society newsletter (F868 M5 M42)
  • Northcoast Regional Land Trust (HD211 C2 N67)
  • Recycler : newsletter for the Campus Recycling Program, Humboldt State University (TD785 R4)
  • Redwood needles : Sierra Club Redwood Chapter (S900 R43)
  • Save-the-Redwoods League bulletin (SD397 R3 S28)
  • Voices of Humboldt County : Salmon Forever and the Humboldt Watershed Council (S624 C2 V65)
  • Wild California : Environmental Protection Information Center, Biodiversity Network (S900 W55)

Native American

  • The Acornbasket : newsletter of United Indian Health Services (E78 C15 A36)
  • Messenger : Humboldt State University, Center for Indian Community Development (F856 M4)
  • Wiyot news : Table Bluff Reservation-Wiyot Tribe (E99 W8 W95)
  • Yurok news (E99 Y97 N48)

Social and Cultural Interests

  • Animal tracks : Humane Society of Humboldt County (HV4765 C2 H8522)
  • Call of the Amazons : Humboldt Community Breast Health Project (RC 280 B8 C35)
  • Children by choice : Six Rivers Planned Parenthood (HQ763 C55)
  • Co-op newsletter : North Coast Cooperative, Inc. (HF5432 A73)
  • Cultural times : Humboldt State University Multicultural Center (HM 1271 C84)
  • GALA news : the newsletter of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance of Humboldt County (HQ76.3 U5 G3)
  • Greenfuse : Waking Dog Collective (S940 G74)
  • Humboldt Folklife Society Newsletter (ML3544 N49)
  • Humboldt Prevention Network (HV5800 H9)
  • Humboldt stater and Humboldt : the magazine of Humboldt State University (LD729.6 A6 H882)
  • North star news (QH540 N67)
  • Reflections : Hospice of Humboldt, Inc. (R726.8 R44)
  • Sr. news : Humboldt Senior Resource Center (HV1468 C2 S45)
  • Six Rivers Running Club newsletter (GV1061.22 C2 S59)
  • Third world consciousness (LD729 C975 A75)
  • Volunteer voices : Volunteer Center of the Redwoods, Retired Senior Volunteer Program (HN49 V64 V65)
  • Voter : League of Women Voters of Humboldt County (F868 H8 E89)