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Huell Howser Archives

This is a guide on how to navigate and use the Huell Howser Archives' resources

California's Gold Book Collection

The California's Gold Book Collection is Huell Howser's personal book collection. With the help of his research team, fans of his programs, and his own curiosity, Huell Howser developed and expanded this book collection while documenting the histories, cultures, and landmarks of California through his various programs. 

Note: as a Special Collections repository, the books in the California's Gold Book Collection are not circulating copies in the library's catalog. The books in this collection can only be used within the archives' reading room.

How to search the catalog

To find books in the California's Gold Book Collection within the entire Leatherby Libraries Catalog:

  • Search by KEYWORD for specific topics you are researching.
  • Search by TITLE, if you know the title of the book you are looking for.
  • Ask a Librarian if you are having trouble with your search.

To browse the catalog, search by KEYWORD and type "Huell Howser" (without quotation marks) into the search bar to find the books in the collection. There are over 1,000 books in the California's Gold Book Collection. This keyword search will also retrieve other Huell Howser related media and resources in the search results.