The Valsetz Star: Issues of the community newspaper of the same name arranged, compiled and annotated (Signed). Dorothy Anne Hobson, Sammy Sampson, Marshall Dana, Herbert A. Templeton, Preface, Introduction.
The Valsetz Star: Issues of the community newspaper of the same name arranged, compiled and annotated (Signed)
The Valsetz Star: Issues of the community newspaper of the same name arranged, compiled and annotated (Signed)
The Valsetz Star: Issues of the community newspaper of the same name arranged, compiled and annotated (Signed)
The Valsetz Star: Issues of the community newspaper of the same name arranged, compiled and annotated (Signed)

The Valsetz Star: Issues of the community newspaper of the same name arranged, compiled and annotated (Signed)

Portland, Oregon: Creation House, 1942.
Limited Edition. Hardcover.

#45 of a numbered signed limited edition of 100 copies bound in cloth and signed by the author. 100 additional copies were bound in cloth and signed by the author (and not numbered), and 100 copies were bound in paper. Signature is on tipped-in frontis. photograph of the author, 5 mimeographed issues of The Valsetz Star (January, August (2) & December 1940, and September 1941) and an August 31, 1988 newspaper clipping from The Oregonian on Dorothy Hobson and her newspaper have been laid in. 

A compilation of the mimeographed newspaper articles which ran in the The Valsetz Star founded by editor Dorothy Ann Hobson at the age of 9 in 1937. Valsetz was a small logging town on the Oregon coast and Dorothy's parents ran the cookhouse and dormitory at the Cobbs & Mitchell sawmill. The newspaper ran through December of 1941. In the first issue, Dorothy wrote: "we believe in Hemlock, Fir, Kindness and Republicans" and in it and in subsequent issues she reported on local and national issues of interest to her subscribers (at $1.00 per year). She received national recognition for her work and was read by Eleanor Roosevelt (as reported by newspapers nationally). By the end of her newspaper's four-year run, she had attracted subscribers from almost every state of the union and from South America and the Philippines.

Arranged, Compiled and Annotated by Sammy Sampson; with A Preface by Marshall Dana and An Introduction by Herbert A. Templeton. 

Item #900823

6 x 9", gilt titled brown leatherette cloth, 165pp, tipped-in signed frontis. photograph, 5 issues of the Star & clipping laid in.

Very good copy.

Price: $50.00