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Huell Howser Archives

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

What is a Primary Source?

The Huell Howser Archives contains a variety of material, but the two collections listed at the bottom of this page contain much of the primary sources that library patrons may use for their own research.

What is a primary source?

The UCLA Institute on Primary Resources states that "primary resources provide firsthand evidence of historical events. They are generally unpublished materials, such as manuscripts, photographs, maps, artifacts, audio and video recordings, oral histories, postcards, and posters. In some instances, published materials can also be viewed as primary materials for the period in which they were written."

Much of the primary resources in the Huell Howser Archives are materials related to Huell Howser's numerous television productions documenting the history and people of California.

Huell Howser Archives Resources

To access the resources below, contact our staff to schedule a research appointment.

Huell Howser papers - This collection consists of newspaper and article clippings, photographs, personal and professional correspondence, press and publicity materials, ephemera, professional awards and recognition, and memorabilia collected by Huell Howser.

California's Gold collection - This collection consists of audiovisual materials, production research files, professional correspondence, press and publicity materials, photographs, ephemera, and realia from the Huell Howser Productions offices.