Updated Jan. 2017: Local Newspapers – Index project


A project to index early newspapers published in Santa Cruz, California, was begun in 1982 by the Friends of the Santa Cruz Public Library. The project was turned over to the Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County in 2005 and continues in association and co-operation with the Santa Cruz Public Library. The project started with indexing the local Santa Cruz Sentinel, then interventions of the Santa Cruz Surf and Santa Cruz Evening News for some years, then back to the the Sentinel. Now and then, hard copies of other newspapers were made available for index data entry, so these have been included as well.

Some early years of local newspaper indexes such as the Mountain Echo, Surf and Sentinel are also available on the Santa Cruz Public Library website. Microfilms of most papers are available for viewing at the Santa Cruz Public Library, Central branch. Also check the library’s website under their Local Information Newsclipping File.

The index presented here was never intended to be an all/every name/subject index. This update includes additions, deletions, and corrections added to the previous posting. It has been divided into 9 segments: A-B, C-D, E-G, H-J, K-L, M-N, O-R, S, and T-Z.

The indexes are most easily searched with a free PDF reader such as Adobe Reader or Foxit Reader.  To access an index, right click on the link below and choose: “save link as” to download the index to your computer. Then open the index with the PDF reader and use the “find” command to search.

Post Notes and Abbreviations

A-B News Index

C-D News Index

E-G News Index

H-J News Index

K-L News Index

M-N News Index

O-R News Index

S News Index

T-Z News Index

We thank the Santa Cruz Public Library, Cabrillo College, and UCSC for providing support, and we thank all the volunteers listed below for their contributions in many capacities to this project over the past 35 years:

Marion Asche, Leslie Auerbach, Marilyn Beck, Terry Bohrman, Vicki Bolam, Joseph Bunnett, Sara Bunnett (Chair/Project Originator), Gail Burk, Phyllis Casey, Bernice Checola, Lynette Clark, Lois Cuneo, Ruth Cuzick, Allene Davis, Genevieve Davis, Dylan Dix, Sandy Eaton, Edna Egbert, Will Egbert, Mike Epperson, Decla Fuller, Marie Gieseke, Clare Grace, Shirley Greenwood, Grace Gregory, Lani Griffiths, Linda Hooper, Lizabeth Karo, Patricia Karo, Robert M. Kerr, Susan Kerr, Margaret Kotzi, Victor LeLeu, Howard Lowe, Helen Ludwig, Ann Maganosc, Maurice Mamon, Debbie Medina, Charlotte Melville, William Melville, Robert Nelson, Carol Nisson, Frank Nisson, Alverda Orlando, Dave Osterhoudt, Suzanne Paizis, Ivan Parker, Priscilla Partridge, Ayan Patel, Ruchi Patel, Jean Petersen, Pauline Pinkham, Norm Poiteven, Marion Pokriots, Silia Prevatali, Ann Ramage, Norma Raymond, Karen Reader, Zack Rentschler, Willa Dean Reynolds, Ray Rischpater, Josh Roberson, Tessa Rudy, Jim Russell, Micki Ryan, Verena Rybicki, Geraldine Shelley, Carrie Shook, Sue Smith, Virginia Smith, John Stenvall, Stanley Stevens, Mabel Terry, Jeanne Thompson, Frances Wilson, Corinne Wipke, Marilyn Wrigler, Debbie Wubben, and Spencer Wyant.

And special thanks to Stanley D. Stevens for

all his help, advice, and support.