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Susie Baker Fountain Papers

Susie Baker Fountain, Humboldt State University's first graduate in 1915, was a local historian and professional columnist for the Blue Lake Advocate. She developed an extraordinary clipping file and collection of materials on Humboldt County and Del Norte County people, activities, and history from 1850-1966. The collection's particular strengths include the early period of settlement and development, Indian-white interactions, early military history, real estate, the lumber and railroad industries, accounts of families and individuals, small communities, mining history, and a wide variety of other subjects not found in other sources.

The finding aid for the Susie Baker Fountain Papers is available both online and in the Humboldt Room (F 868 H8 F597 HumCo).

Scope and Content
History of the Collection
Microfilm of the Collection
Appreciation by Katy Knight
Brief Index
Selected Images
Fountain Family Chronology by Susie VanKirk
Chronology of Susie Baker Fountain's Newspaper Work by Susie Van Kirk
Northwestern California Newspapers

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