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Local History - Humboldt

Here you will find library and internet resources for research on topics and issues in Humboldt County History


This guide will give information on resources including books, libraries, museums, and special collections that may help students with research on Humboldt County history.

Although College of the Redwoods does not have a degree or certificate offered in Humboldt County History, students may wish to transfer to four-year colleges that do offer it as a major. This school does offer a degree in Associate of Liberal Arts: Humanities, and History which is a similar subject interest. The library offers this guide to resources as a way to support student understanding of local Humboldt and California History. 

For Del Norte and Distance Education students

Online resources are set up to be accessible to all students from any location at any time. You may be prompted to login using your WebAdvisor ID and your eight digit birth date.  Physical format books from Eureka can be requested and delivered to Del Norte, and vice versa. 

Citation Styles

Always ask your instructor what citation style should be used for research projects. See below for links to helpful resources.

Clarke Historical Museum Eureka, California

Clarke Museum 

The Clarke Historical Museum in Eureka, California contains the area's premier collection of California North Coast regional and cultural history. Wikipedia

Address: 240 E St, Eureka, CA 95501

Opened: 1911

Hours: Closes soon ⋅ 4PM ⋅ Opens 10AM Fr

Phone: (707) 443-1947

Architect: Albert Pissis




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Terri Bonow
College of the Redwoods Library
7351 Thompkins Hill Rd. Eureka, Ca. 95501