Our collections include oral audio histories, as transcribed as well as in original video and audio formats. They also include ephemera from cultural and political community and individual projects related to cannabis in the region.
In fact, nearly all of our collections have some bearing on cannabis, because we are located at the epicenter of late 20th, early 21st century cannabis in the US.
In the late 1960s commercial cannabis farming began to take hold in northwestern California – including Humboldt, Mendocino, and Trinity Counties. The area would become known as ‘the Emerald Triangle,’ first named by a police agency seeking to associate it with the ‘Golden Triangle’ of Southeast Asia, known for heroin production. Humboldt, particularly around Garberville, became world famous by the late 1970s as the cradle of higher quality sinsemilla US cannabis.