Anderson Valley Advertiser (AVA) Records features correspondence, secondary research, ephemera,
photographs, and other materials related to Bruce Anderson, editor of the
Anderson Valley Advertiser. The collection spans the years 1944-2016 with the bulk of the
collection comprising the years 1984-1991. 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 1978-2016.
Anderson Valley Advertiser (AVA) was established in 1956 by Elizabeth and Steven Malgrem as a
small community newspaper in Boonville, California, in Mendocino County. The newspaper originally served only the Anderson
Valley and surrounding communities but has since reached national circulation. Bruce Anderson, who is not related to the
namesake of the Anderson Valley, bought the newspaper in 1983 in an effort to establish a publication that featured not only
local news but national political news as well.
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from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on
behalf of the Department of Special Collections, University of California, Library, Davis as the owner of the physical items
and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the
Collection is open for research.