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Contributed by Mesa Community College
The photographs in this collection depict the early years of the College, daily student life, and faculty engagement. The images in this collection are a mixture of professional and amateur photography. Many of the collection's photographs were not accompanied by metadata; however, their historical provenance can be attributed to their representation of the growth of Mesa Community College.
Historical Note: The use of the term 'Hokam,' documented in the historical collection of Mesa Community College, was originally adopted by the College with the intent of honoring the Hohokam people and their cultural, historical, and geographical legacy. The appropriation of the Hohokam people as the Hokam and the redface mascot ended in 1974 with the adoption of the Thunderbird. The retention and preservation of records that document this cultural appropriation serves to support a historical understanding of the College's representational legacy.