ASJ to be archived at  UC Merced’s Library

By Christa Fraser

After nearly 21 years of publication and more than 120 issues, Adventure Sports Journal has created a substantial archive of legendary people and moments in the history of adventure sports and the outdoor industry.

Interviews with outdoor luminaries who are no longer with us, such as Royal Robbins, Warren Miller, and others, as well as coverage of early-career victories by athletes like Cody Townsend and Alex Honnold have populated the pages of ASJ over the past two decades.

Over time, however, there are fewer and fewer remaining copies of each issue, making some of that history subject to disappearing. Recently, Publisher Cathy Claesson, Editor-in-Chief Matt Niswonger, and their early days’ partner, Christa Fraser, met to scour the archives for a complete set of ASJ issues to save for posterity.

After finding a good copy of every issue, we are excited to announce that we are now in the process of making an agreement with the University of California, Merced Library to host our archives permanently. While details are still under discussion, each issue will likely be digitized and then also be available as part of UC Merced Library’s Special Collections online.

We look forward to sharing more details of this exciting new project in the months ahead.

ASJ to be Archived at UC Merced’s Library