Want to know more than a local? Want to feel the richness of history that Humboldt has to offer? Want to challenge your perspective on your surrounding landscape?
The Humboldt Room is the destination for diverse collection of Humboldt County histories. From the environment to culture, there is something for you! Visitors Welcome Visitors can experience all of Humboldt in one room! If one is lost or overwhelmed, of what to visit in Humboldt County, The Humboldt Room offers diverse options for one to explore. Come look at photos that date back to the late 1800's, then explore these areas, to see how they've changed. Listen to the oral histories of natives, and feel the richness of the lands that provided its inhibitors of precious resources. Glance over our interactive maps, to gain ideas about where to roam for your next outdoor adventure. Read our postcards and newspapers, to gain a perspective of the economy and culture. In this one room, it provides the overview of all Humboldt. So.... Make sure you leave nothing out, while you visit Humboldt County. Importance: Tired of people picking out which history is important for you to learn? The Humboldt Room will give you the option, to seek out which history is most important for your own. Comfortably browse through all topics, knowing they are reviewed, credited, and contain diverse inquiries. Its time we chose, what we think is important to remember and what is not.
What To Offer? Expertise On Humboldt culture Credible Sources Photography Maps Pamphlets, Archives, Newspapers, Oral Documents, and much more!
Background The Humboldt Room was established around the early sixties by HSU's own librarians. Around this time, creating archives within Universities was common, from the plethora of information and documents gathered. The Humboldt Room is a collaborative effort among; students, scholars, professionals and the general public. Because of this diverse effort, there is consequentially a diverse amount of information.
Open source: is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. The Humboldt Room tells the history, provides the research and creates new ideas. It is about building upon what is established; telling a story untold. This open source society, strengthens the community through its collaboration. Carly Marino, managers of the Humboldt Room, especially finds it rewarding, witnessing persons discovering embedded knowledge within their community and building upon it through their experiences.
Online Website The Humboldt Room, is not only located within the HSU's library, but online as well! This website could be accessed all day every day, by any user. Most of what is offered in the Humboldt Room, is also accessible online (except for their physical maps). Most of all photos online, provide great HD quality and a small description. There are tens of thousands of archives filed within The Humboldt Room's website. All of these archives have been a collaborative effort in collection by the community and origination done by students and faculty. Using this website would be a great way to familiarize one's self with the plethora of information provided, so that they are not overwhelmed when they walk into the door.
Projects There have been numerous projects, that have been derived from the Humboldt Room. For instance, the creation of this website! With the help of thirty or so environmental writing students, professor Janelle Adist and Humboldt Room's very own, Carly Marino.
These Locations are thoroughly researched by the students, giving deep insight of histories and a new perspective on the presence. This will give the visitor a non filtered experience for financial profit. All these locations chosen, are an importance to each student covering it, but also are an importance for others to recognize. These areas are not popular compared to the average travel guide, but this is what makes these areas so intriguing. With the discovery of unpopular histories, it is YOU, that keeps these histories alive.
All sources used in these researches are credited by the Humboldt Room and various outside sources, all sources are cited at the bottom of each page.
This is Carly Marino instructing a Native American Studies class about the the Humboldt Room's digital archive
The Future The Humboldt Room has a bright future.
The Room will be relocated within the library, to expand its resources and size of the room. There will be new technologies provided to make the Humboldt Room experience more interactive. One major limitation to the Humboldt Room, is hours of operation. Come 2018, there will hopefully be an increase in staff (students) that will extend the room's hours. The photographs below, show the future models of the new Humboldt Room.
Aklicc. "Humboldt Room Interview." YouTube. YouTube, 03 May 2012. Web. 12 Apr. 2017. "Research Guides: Scholarly Communications and Digital Scholarship: Welcome." Welcome - Scholarly Communications and Digital Scholarship - Research Guides at Humboldt State University. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Apr. 2017
Page developed by Ethan Gentry, Spring 2017 semester
The site is authored by Humboldt State University students in English-311 Environmental Writing. Instructors: Carly Marino, Special Collections Librarian and Dr. Janelle Adsit, Assistant Professor, English