Humboldt County Historical Society

Research Center

Resources for Researchers

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New Digital Archive Infrastructure

Humboldt State University student intern Mario Alcaron is shown here working to digitize a collection of hand drawn maps that note historic land ownership throughout Humboldt County.

Mario is processing this collection of original maps using a large-format scanner and desktop computer that were purchased with grant funding presented to the Humboldt County Historical Society by Joe Leger on behalf of the Christine & Jalmer Berg Foundation.

Contact Us


Archivist & collections manager


If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or intern, would like to make a contribution to our archive, or would like to coordinate an event in support of our organization contact Jim at:


FRONT OFFICE & Bookstore Manager


If you would like more information about becoming a member, renewing your membership, or would like to see a specific local history text carried in our bookstore contact Deborah at:


Are you interested in gaining archival experience? Like us, do you enjoy spending time with historic materials and immersing yourself in local history? We have projects available for community members of all backgrounds and levels of expertise. 


Are you going through Grandma's attic or a crawlspace in a historic building? Historic treasures are thrown away every day. Our archive is made up of materials discovered, collected, and salvaged by community members like you. We are here to protect & preserve historic materials related to Humboldt history and are working to ensure these resources are made available to the public. 

Digital Archive Project

History, preserved and interpreted, is the foundation for future generations. As such, the Society continues to progress towards cultivating a more accessible digital library for researchers of today and tomorrow. Donate directly to our Digital Archive Project by clicking below.

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