Arequipa Sanatorium: Life in California’s Lung Resort for Women
University of Oklahoma Press, 2019
Available from University of Oklahoma Press, and Amazon
Arizona’s Vulture Mine and Vulture City
America Through TIme, 2019
Available from Arcadia Publishing & The History Press
Levi Strauss: The Man Who Gave Blue Jeans to the World
University of Massachusetts Press, 2016
Available from Readers Books in Sonoma, University of Massachusetts Press, and Amazon
A Short History of Sonoma
University of Nevada Press, 2013
Available from the University of Nevada Press, Amazon, and Readers Books in Sonoma
North Bay Bohemian review
Wickenburg: Images of America
Arcadia Publishing, 2012
501: The Evolution of the Jean
Brussels: Levi Strauss & Co., 2008
The Archive: Levi’s Vintage Clothing
Tokyo: Levi Strauss Japan K.K., 2007.
Photographs by Ichigo Sugawara.
Levi Strauss & Co.
Published by Arcadia Publishing, 2007
California Tile: The Golden Era
1910-1940, vol. II. Santa Monica: California Heritage Museum, 2004 (Contributor)
Fired By Ideals: Arequipa Pottery and the Arts and Crafts Movement
Rohnert Park, CA: Pomegranate Press, 2000 (Co-author)
This Is A Pair Of Levi’s Jeans
San Francisco: Levi Strauss & Co., 1995 (Co-author, editor, photo editor)
Catalina Tile of the Magic Isle
Sausalito, CA: Windgate Press, 1992 (Editor and co-author)
Roundup, August 2018
Marin County Free Library, January 26, 2018
Kenwood Press, April 15, 2016
We’re History, February 23, 2016
‘Suma-ip’: In Remembrance of Those Before Us. History Lessons from the Chemehuevi Archives.
California Territorial Quarterly, Fall 2014
My Adventures with Denim: Glimpses Into Arizona’s Fashion History from the Levi Strauss & Co. Archives.
Journal of Arizona History, Spring 2013
Everyone Wears His Name: How Levi Strauss transformed the worlds of work and play.
Convergence, Fall 2008
True Blue: Why the youthful spirit of Levi’s jeans has never faded.
Arts & Living California, Fall 2008
Bus Stop 101.
BrooWaha, San Francisco edition, February 12, 2008
Telling Dead Men’s Tales.
BrooWaha, San Francisco edition, April 3, 2007
Saved By The Blonde.
BrooWaha, San Francisco edition, March 1, 2007
Copper Rivets in the Silver State: The Little-Known
Story of How Levi’s Jeans were Born in Nevada.
Nevada Magazine, December 2006
The All-Night Museum.
Etude: New Voices in Literary Nonfiction, Spring 2004
The Famous Name Behind Another California
Sesquicentennial: Levi Strauss.
California Historian, Spring 2004
Imagine – paying $46,532 for pants full of holes!
California Historian, Spring 2002
Sportswear International, November 2001
Black Telephones and Blue Denim: Business Archives
California History, Spring 1996 (Co-author)
Life In A Lung Resort.
Mediphors, Spring/Summer 1995
This Novel Employment of Untrained Hands.
California History, Fall 1994
For A Better World, Teach Better History.
San Francisco Chronicle, September 30, 1993
Albert Solon: Ceramist with a Sense of Humor,
Parts 1-4. Flash Point, the quarterly journal of the Tile Heritage
October 1990-December 1991
High Living: Recipes From Southern Climes,
The Californians, January-August 1991
The Legacy of Henry Krier: A Contractor in Contrasts.
Flash Point, July-September, 1989
Fred H. Wilde: His Life and Work,
Flash Point, January 1988–March, 1989
Duncan McDuffie: Businessman and Conservationist.
Biographical article published in a variety of Bay Area newspapers, May 1987
Philip King Brown and the Arequipa Sanatorium.
Pacific Historian, Spring 1985
The Arequipa Pottery.
Ceramics Monthly, March 1987
Ava F. Kahn and Marc Dollinger, eds., California Jews.
Reviewed on H-Net, Humanities and Social Sciences Online
(http://h-net.msu.edu), July 29, 2004
Katharine A. Rodger, ed. Renaissance Man of Cannery Row:
The Life and Letters of Edward F. Ricketts.
Reviewed on H-Net, Humanities and Social Sciences Online (h-net.msu.edu), January 9, 2004
Yong Chen, Chinese San Francisco.
Reviewed in California Historian, Winter 2003
Kevin Starr and Richard J. Orsi, Editors, Rooted in Barbarous Soil:
People, Culture, and Community in Gold Rush California.
Reviewed in California Historian, Summer 2002
Malcolm E. Barker, Three Fearful Days.
Reviewed in California Historian, Spring 2002
Arthur Quinn, The Rivals: William Gwin, David Broderick and the Birth of California.
Reviewed in California Historian, Spring 1999
Arnita A. Jones and Philip L. Canteleon, Editors, Corporate Archives and History:
Making the Past Work.
Reviewed in The Public Historian, Winter 1995
American National Biography. Cary, NC: Oxford University Press, 1999.
Wrote and edited entries for Adelaide Crapsey, Laura deForce Gordon, Mary Ellen Pleasant and Sally Stanford.