The Ina Coolbrith Circle Collection
in the California State Library
• In 2004 the Ina Coolbrith Circle
established a permanent archive
at the California State Library.
• The collection currently consists
of 350 books and 282 President's
newsletters and continues to grow.
• ICC members are entitled to have
their own books and chapbooks
included in this collection.
"For California is a Poem!
The land of romance, of mystery, of worship, of beauty, and of Song."
When one enters the Rotunda of the California State Library Building on N Street in Sacramento, those words by our founder, Ina Donna Coolbrith, are one of the first things a visitor sees. If the visitor is curious and delves deeper he or she can spend some time exploring the Ina Coolbrith Circle's special collection, which archives her works and information on her life and activities, as well as historical documents about the Circle, including more than 200 books and chapbooks of poetry by Circle members.
Deborah Schmidt, ICC Vice-president, Now Connects Us To the Sacramento State Library
Originally an idea of Claire J. Baker in 2004, then initiated and nurtured by former Vice-president Stan Morner, Deborah Schmidt now connects the ICC to its archive collection at the Sacramento State Library. All members are entitled to archive their books at the library. Deborah will maintain the collection, and add new, or previously published, but not collected books or chapbooks by our members. You can give your books to Deborah at an ICC convening, or mail them to her at:
4560 Elmwood Road
El Sobrante, CA 94803