The following have been published by ANCHR over the years since our founding in 1971. All publications are available in Special Collections, Meriam Library, CSU, Chico. Download ANCHR's Book and Publications List with Order Form 2014 (pdf) to view the entire collections.
Featured Books and Publications:
The Miner Poet: Poems of Pres Longley, edited by John Rudderow and
The Chico News & Review article by Robert Speer, September 12, 2013,
quoted below, states that this new book fulfills Pres Longley’s lifelong
dream to publish his poems. “For a man who lived in a pauper’s shack
near the Gold Rush settlement of Helltown, 10 miles up Butte Creek...
Alexander Preston Longley-who went by Pres-was remarkably engaged
with the wider world.
“He read voraciously, traveled among the many mining camps of the era, ... and corresponded with editors and numerous publications, from the local Butte Record and Chico Enterprise, to the Sacramento Bee, San Francisco Examiner, and The Golder Era, a literary periodical.
“Most of all, Longley wrote poems-more than 300 of them over the years-and sent them off to appear in those same publications, earning the sobriquet “The Bard of Butte.”
“Now, more than a century after his death in 1912 at the age of 88, Longley’s dream has come true, thanks to John Rudderow and Nancy Leek, two local people who have collected more than 100 of his poems into a handsome book.” The book may be ordered on-line at Stansbury Publishing, for $19.95.