The Arizona Historical Society was founded by the territorial legislature on November 7, 1864. The Society is Arizona's oldest cultural institution, fulfilling its mission "to collect, preserve, interpret, and disseminate the history of Arizona and the West as it pertains to Arizona."
The Arizona Historical Society is a non-profit state agency with museum facilities located in Flagstaff, Yuma, Tempe and Tucson. Amongst the Society's vast archival collections are photographs, oral histories, personal papers, organizational records, maps, and newspapers. Society staff members are available to provide reference services on site or remotely. Please visit our website at http://www.arizonahistoricalsociety.org/ for more details. Access to a number of the Society's archival collections is available at http://lista.azhist.arizona.edu/.
Arizona Historical Society Library and Archives, Tempe
1300 N. College Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85281
480-929-0292 ext. 174
Library & Archives Hours: Monday - Thursday 10am - 6pm, Friday 9am - 4pm
Rights & Reproduction
To order reproductions or inquire about permissions contact the Arizona Historical Society at ahsref[at]azhs.gov.