The Archive maintains a digital repository with dramatic stories about West Coast fencing


Sharing Stories

Telling stories, sharing images and movies on the web, while maintaining a world-class repository of the history of the sport of fencing, is the mandate of the West Coast Fencing Archive.

The physical Archive is housed in the West Berkeley Fencing Club, started in 2012 by Berkeley native Mark Headley. Tasked initially with conserving and creating a digital record of the estate of Charles Selberg — long time Bay Area fencing master and popular teacher at UC Santa Cruz — Doug Nichols, as Executive Director of the Archive, is actively seeking out additional collections of fencing history and ephemera to conserve, digitize and disseminate through the web, live presentations and documentary videos. Using new technology and old-fashioned detective work, the Archive will create a digital repository for passing along the dramatic accounts and myriad stories to be told of fencers, both famous and obscure.

West Coast Fencing Archive