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The Sharlot Hall Museum Oral History collection represents a cross-section of our larger collection of interviews, presentations, speeches and radio programs conducted mainly in Prescott, Arizona from 1939-present. Collections include the Westerner’s Collection, a collection of historical presentations given by authors, academics, historians, and colorful figures of Arizona history to the Prescott Corral of Westerner’s International during the 1960s and 70s.
The presentations cover a wide variety of topics ranging from Arizona’s Native American history to prohibition to the history of railroading and ostrich farming. More traditional oral histories comprise of the bulk of the collection, including interviews of Sharlot M. Hall, Gail Gardner, and Barry Goldwater as well as oral interviews with pioneer families of Arizona. General topics include mining, ranching, political, and environmental history of Arizona.
You can search the entire collection by name or subject at http://www.sharlot.org/archives/history/oralhistory/index.php.
Please contact the Sharlot Hall archives for digital reproductions, transcriptions, or further information.