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Anderson Valley Advertiser Archives

Collection Number: D-171

The Anderson Valley Advertiser (AVA) Archives features correspondence, secondary research, ephemera, photographs, and other materials related to Bruce Anderson, editor of the Anderson Valley Advertiser. The collection features materials related to Earth First!, environmental activist Judi Bari, the Mendocino County School Board, the Wanda Tinasky controversy, and the New Boonville Hotel. The collection also features newspaper clippings from various Bay Area newspapers and magazines, such as the San Francisco Chronicle, and includes back issues of the AVA from 1978-2011. Founded in 1956 by Elizabeth and Steven Malgrem, the Anderson Valley Advertiser operates as a local weekly newspaper in Boonville, California. In 1984, Bruce Anderson purchased the paper and changed its focus, emphasizing environmental and political issues.

Finding Aid

Finding Aid on the Online Archive of California

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28.8 linear feet


California History