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The years 1859-1922 represent a time when Arizona grew up. A broad documentation of this valuable history can be found in the newspapers of the day. In accordance with their mission to ensure that Arizona's history is documented and preserved, and in joint effort with the National Endowment for the Humanities and Library of Congress, The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records is proud to contribute to the National Digital Newspaper Program by digitizing select Arizona newspaper titles from this vital time in history in preparation for global online access. Visit http://adnp.azlibrary.gov/
The Pictures We Took - Aguila in Photographs
There was a time when the small town of Aguila, Arizona wasn't such a nice place to be. After a few years of being plagued by crime, community members decided to make a change. They got the town's issues in the press, which set off a chain reaction of events that resulted in a local cultural shift. Within months, most of Aguila's problems faded into history. But then a new issue arose: even though the crime was down, the town's reputation stuck.
Yuma Climate Records
This collection contains PDF versions of daily weather reports of territorial Yuma from the mid- to late- 1880s. These entries were the work of the Signal Service U.S.A. United States Army Signal Corps, whose work was the precursor and foundation of the now National Weather Service (NWS). These weather reports contain information on an array of topics ranging from natural phenomenon such as sunrises, sunsets, and weather (wind, cloud, rain, sandstorms) to effects of weather on transportation, information regarding station inspections, issues with cleaning staff, and other items relating to the running of the station.
Tucson's January 8th Memorial Foundation - Remembering the Tucson Tragedy
January 8, 2011 is a day seared into memory of our community, our state and our nation. The shootings that occurred at U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' "Congress on your Corner" event in Tucson wounded thirteen and killed six individuals who were participating in a fundamental act of democracy. On Saturday morning, Jan. 8, 2011, at 10:10 a.m., a young man shot nineteen people who were gathered at the Safeway store on the corner of Ina and Oracle in northwest Tucson to talk with their congresswoman about varied issues and concerns. In the days that followed the shootings, scores of community members gathered together to create spontaneous tribute memorials around Tucson. This collection is intended as way to share these heartfelt materials with the community once again in the spirit of healing, unity and hope for a better future.
Thunderbird Classic Balloon Race
The Thunderbird Balloon Race digital collection is a collection of photographs, ephemera and memorabilia that chronicles the history of the Thunderbird Classic Balloon Race. The race started in 1975 and was originally held on campus at the American Graduate School of International Management (AGSIM). The event was organized by the Friends of Thunderbird to raise money for student scholarships. The race grew in the number of participants and spectators every year and was eventually moved to the Glendale Airport (for two years) and WestWorld in Scottsdale. By the early 2000's, Thunderbird (AGSIM) was no longer a race sponsor.
Taken next door to William Dudley's house. This donkey (name unknown) was fond of spinach. ~ The Pictures We Took - Aguila in Photographs
A Passion for Politics: The Life of Mulford Winsor
A Passion for Politics: The Life of Mulford Winsor is a history of Arizona's first State Librarian, and Director of the Department of Library and Archives from 1932 until his death in Phoenix on November 05, 1956. ~ Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records' 150th Anniversary
Four Balloons in Flight
This is a picture of four hot air balloons in flight during one of Thunderbird's Balloon Races. The balloon in front is the Arizona Super Star that was first seen at the 1978 Thunderbird Balloon Invitational and was flown by Wally Perry. ~ Thunderbird Classic Balloon Race