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    • María García

    • Raul H. Castro Institute
    • Immigration; Chihuahua, Mexico; Instituto Cientifico y Literario; Yuma, AZ; Immaculate Conception Catholic School (Yuma); Arizona Government; Friendly House; Grant park barrio; League of United latin American Citizens (LULAC); Civil Rights;...
    • While living in Phoenix during the 1940s and 1950s, María García stood out as a woman who courageously spoke up for social issues, even though she was an immigrant and carried a heavy accent. Born in 1898, María grew up in Chihuahua, Mexico, and...
    • 100 Years of Public Service

    • Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records
    • Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records;
    • 100 Years of Public Service, a book that celebrates the history and achievements of the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records.
    • JY "EC" Otondo Oral History Interview

    • Otondo, JY "EC"
    • Glendale, AZ: Arizona Communities; Basque Community; Los Angeles, CA; Great Depression; Sheep Ranching;
    • “EC” Otondo was part of one of the first, if not the first sheep families to live in Arizona. He remembers herding his sheep down the trail from northern Arizona to Gilbert. Moving along the San Francisco Peaks into the valley. During this period,...
    • Oracle Post Office and General Merchandise store in 1930s

    • Leslie C. Terry and John W. Lawson
    • Post office buildings--Arizona; General stores--Arizona
    • Oracle General Merchandise and Post Office building in the 1930s. Signs advertise "Cold Drinks," "Rest Room," and "Ladies Rest-Room." The Thunderbird Kiva occupied the right side of the building and sold Native American artifacts.
    • Anna (Solorio) Tovar

    • Raul H. Castro Institute and Latino Perspectives Magazine
    • Arizona Legislature; Tolleson, AZ; Tolleson High School; Estrella Mountain Community College; Arizona State University; Tolleson City Council; Leukemia;
    • The path to the Arizona Legislature for Senator Anna (Solorio) Tovar included unexpected twists and turns. Anna traces her roots back to 1930s Tolleson, Ariz., when the Bustamante family arrived from Mexico.
    • May 14

    • Buehman Studios
    • University of Arizona. Board of Regents; University of Arizona--Faculty
    • On this date in 1933, the University of Arizona Board of Regents dropped 66 teachers and cut salaries of others from 5 to 15 percent in a cost-saving move. Tempe dropped 11, gave leave to three more, and saw its president resign. This photograph of...
    • October 22

    • Buehman Studios
    • Department stores--Arizona--Tucson--History
    • Jacome's downtown Tucson department store was packed with customers on this date in 1931 after a remodeling. This late 1930s photo shows the front windows of the store.
    • December 4

    • Unknown
    • Bowie (Ariz.)--History
    • The town of Bowie announced oil had been found in commercial quantities at 1,400 feet on this date in 1927. This photo shows oil well digging in the area during the 1930s.
    • June 26

    • Buehman Studios
    • Bakers and bakeries--Arizona
    • On this date in 1933, bakers raised the price of bread from eight to nine cents a loaf. This photograph of Stonecypher's Bakery in Tucson was taken in the early 1930s.
    • February 1

    • Buehman Studios
    • Hotels -- Arizona --Tucson
    • On this date 1904, the Santa Rita Hotel opened at midnight in downtown Tucson. The largest hotel in Arizona at the time, the five-story Santa Rita had 200 rooms with their own baths, a roof-top garden and a ground-floor, courtyard patio. This...
    • Statue of Virgen de Guadalupe, circa 1930s

    • Unknown
    • Catholic; Mexican Americans--History; Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint; Arizona
    • This picture is of a statue of the Virgen de Guadalupe. Maria Carrillo Soto had a vision: she said that the Virgin Mary appeared to her while she was resting. Her children bought her a statue and built the Grotto in the 1930s at the site of the...
    • Corral of El Charro Restaurant, 1930s

    • Unknown
    • Restaurants; Tucson (Ariz.); Mexican Americans--History; Portrait Photography
    • This is a picture of a woman in the corral of El Charro Restaurant in Tucson, Arizona. This picture is dated circa 1930s.
    • Aguilar Children on Top of Table, circa 1930s

    • Unknown
    • Portrait Photography; Mexican Americans--History; Arizona; Children
    • This photo (in order from left to right) is of Alice Aguilar Ballesteros, Nellie Aguilar Mariscal (standing), Bertha Aguilar Soto, Adalberto "Wimpy" Aguilar, Jenny Aguilar Allison and Frank Aguilar. This photo is dated circa 1930s.
    • Richard W. Smith at Sahuaro Ranch in the 1930s.

    • Unknown
    • Glendale (Ariz.)--History
    • Richard W. Smith, along with his wife Charlotte Sands Smith, purchased Sahuaro Ranch in 1927. Here he is sometime in the late 1930s. Trained as a lawyer, Richard W. Smith was also a skilled mason. He built some of the buildings at Sahuaro Ranch,...
    • Cattle and chickens in barnyard at Sahuaro Ranch in the 1930s.

    • Unknown
    • Glendale (Ariz.)--History; Glendale (Ariz.)--Buildings, Structures, etc.; Agriculture--Ariz.
    • Cattle feeding in the barnyard at Sahuaro Ranch in the 1930s. Several chickens are also visible. The view shows some of the various pens in the barnyard, as well as structures for holding and distributing food.
    • Jehovah’s Witnesses: Victims of the Nazi Era 1933 - 1945

    • Arnold-Liebster Foundation
    • Jehovah’s Witnesses, Holocaust, Nazi Germany, World War II (1939-1945)
    • This downloadable booklet is available from the United States Holocaust Museum Teacher’s Resource Center and is part of their “Other Victim” series. It is also available on Education - Other Resources at www.alst.org.
    • Redington School in the 1930s

    • Unknown
    • Ranch life--Arizona--Pima County;
    • Photograph of the Redington School in the 1930s. Families pictured include: Moreno, Rhodes, Bingham, Valdez (Avelino), Montaño (Lucy, Sylvia), and Smallhouse (Chuck, Jackie).
    • Redington School (late 1930s)

    • Mr. Mickleson
    • Ranch life--Arizona--Pima County; Teachers--Arizona--History;
    • Redington School in the late 1930s. The school was expanded to two rooms and they had two teachers: Mrs. Bourne and Mr. Michelson- one of Berta's favorites. Ben Rhodes is pictured on the far right. Mr. Michelson later taught math to Berta's...
    • Post Office

    • Unknown
    • T&E for Communication: Written Communication T&E: Mailboxes
    • Two adjoining walls of bronze mailboxes with an ornate bonze barred clerk's window and a glass-topped wooden counter. The mail boxes are from the time when Don Tanner was Postmaster, 1930-1956. When Corydon Cooley was appointed Show Low's first...
    • 1930s aerial view - Main Street & Brown Avenue

    • Unknown
    • Photographs -- Scottsdale (Ariz.) -- History; Photography -- Scottsdale (Ariz.) -- History; Scottsdale (Ariz.) -- History -- Photographs
    • Forty years after its settlement in 1888, Scottsdale remained a small farming community in the desert east of the city of Phoenix. At the start of the 1930s, Scottsdale's commercial district was concentrated along Main Street and Brown Avenue,...
    • Cowboys with Rimrock Ranch biplane

    • Romaine Lowdermilk
    • Arizona -- History -- 1912-1950; Grand Canyon (Ariz.) -- Description and travel
    • During the late 1920s and early 1930s, Russell Boardman, left, and Romaine Lowdermilk owned and operated the Rimrock Ranch, well known for its dude accommodations and cattle. This J-5 4000 Travel Air was used for commuting and general flying. The...
    • Health consultation: Hopi sheep dip vats, Hopi Indian Reservation, Arizona

    • United States. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Division of Health Assessment and Consultation.
    • Soil pollution--Health aspects--Arizona--Hopi Indian Reservation; Water use--Environmental aspects--Arizona--Hopi Indian Reservation; Health risk assessment--Arizona--Hopi Indian Reservation
    • 21 pages (PDF version). File size: 475.741 KB. Includes bibliographic references and appendices. Note: "An ATSDR health consultation is a verbal or written response from ATSDR to a specific request for information about health risks related to a...
    • Graciela Gil Olivarez

    • Raul H. Castro Institute and Latino Perspectives Magazine
    • Latina; Copper miners--Arizona--Social conditions--20th century; Copper miners; Copper miners--Labor unions--Arizona; Copper miners, Mexican American; Bilingualism; Disc jockeys; Disc jockeys--Arizona--Phoenix; Disc jockeys--Biography;
    • Graciela Gil Olivarez grew up in a segregated mining town in Barcelona, Arizona and would rise to become Phoenix's first female disc jockey. Her capacity in radio gave her an opportunity to speak on behalf of destitute Mexican American families,...
    • Anna (Soloria) Tovar

    • Raul H. Castro Institute and Latino Perspectives Magazine
    • Arizona Legislature; Tolleson, AZ; Tolleson High School; Estrella Mountain Community College; Arizona State University; Tolleson City Council; Leukemia;
    • The path to the Arizona Legislature for Senator Anna (Solorio) Tovar included unexpected twists and turns. Anna traces her roots back to 1930s Tolleson, Ariz., when the Bustamante family arrived from Mexico.
    • María García

    • Raul H. Castro Institute
    • Immigration; Chihuahua, Mexico; Instituto Cientifico y Literario; Yuma, AZ; Immaculate Conception Catholic School (Yuma); Arizona Government; Friendly House; Grant park barrio; League of United latin American Citizens (LULAC); Civil Rights;...
    • While living in Phoenix during the 1940s and 1950s, María García stood out as a woman who courageously spoke up for social issues, even though she was an immigrant and carried a heavy accent. Born in 1898, María grew up in Chihuahua, Mexico, and...
    • Shell Trench Art

    • Unknown
    • Military; French Gratitude Train; Merci Train
    • Trench Art shell is engraved with a rooster standing on a helmet with the words "France Quand Meme" engraved above am entwined vine. Stamped or engraved text on bottom reads, "Pd.Ps 62 2.16" followed by a hallmark of the letter "L" in a circle...
    • French Resistance

    • Unknown
    • Social movements; French Gratitude Train; Merci Train
    • Organized in 1940, the French Resistance supplied the Allies with vital intelligence reports and disrupted the Nazi supply and communication lines. By 1944, an estimated 100,000 members served in 60 intelligence cells. The Resistance donated these...
    • Glamour Shot

    • Unknown
    • Goldwater, Margaret, 1909-1985
    • Formal portrait of Peggy Johnson who lived a cosmopolitan life in New York City before meeting and marrying Barry Goldwater.
    • Murder Victim Agnes Anne LeRoi

    • Unknown
    • Trials (Murder) -- Arizona -- Phoenix; Murder -- Arizona -- Phoenix; Women murderers -- Arizona; Murderers -- Arizona
    • Agnes Anne LeRoi
    • Blumer Family History

    • Edward Dale Blumer
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 19th century; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Homesteading -- Arizona; Mining; Ranching History of Gila County.
    • Eddie Dale tells of his Swiss and German ancestors emigrating to America, meeting and marrying in New Jersey. His grandfather worked for railroads, then eventually moved west. Rudy Blumer, Eddie Dale's father, was born in Globe, AZ and likewise...
    • Wheeler Family History, Part 1

    • Terry Wheeler
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 19th century; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Cattle--West (U.S.)--History; Ranching History of Gila County; Ranch managers--Arizona; U.S. Forest Service; Southern...
    • Terry Wheeler talks about the history of his great gandparents, Irish emigrants, who came to Arizona working on the railroad in the late 1800s. Terry's mother told him stories about Pancho Villa and of seeing Geronimo, captured and waiting for...
    • September 5

    • Buehman Studios
    • Rialto Theater (Tucson, Ariz.)--Photographs
    • After being closed for two years, the Rialto Theater reopened, creating jobs for 25 Tucsonans on this date in 1933.
    • October 6

    • Buehman Studios
    • Steinfeld's Department Store (Tucson, Ariz.)
    • Steinfeld's Department Store held an open house on this date in 1935 to show off the store after a remodeling. This photograph shows typical Steinfeld's department store displays in the 1930s.
    • October 15

    • Buehman Studios
    • Tucson (Ariz.)--Newspapers
    • The Tucson Daily Citizen celebrated its 65th anniversary on this date in 1935. This photo circa 1930 shows a paperboy on his route delivering papers. The Citizen ceased publishing a daily newspaper in 2009.
    • November 22

    • Buehman Studios
    • Polo--Arizona--Tucson
    • Four new horses were purchased on this date in 1929 by the University of Arizona Military Department. They were intended for polo playing in addition to their regular departmental duties. This circa 1930 photo shows members of the university polo...
    • July 18

    • Western Ways Features Service
    • Steward Observatory; University of Arizona. Department of Astronomy
    • On this date in 1922, a huge 36-inch lens was installed at the University of Arizona's Steward Observatory. This view of Steward Observatory is believed to have been photographed circa 1930-1940.
    • Group Portrait of Alianza Hispano Americana, 1930s

    • Buehman Studio
    • Portrait Photography; Mexican Americans--History; Tucson (Ariz.); Alianza Hispano-Americana;
    • This Portrait is of the Alianza Hispano Americana Organiazation, ca. 1930. In the center row: Manuel Diaz Pulido (fourth from left), and Carlos Velasco (fifth from left). In the bottom row: Garcia (left), Sedillo (Fourth from left), and Jorde...
    • El Charro Employees, circa 1930's

    • Unknown
    • Portrait Photography; Restaurants--Employees; Tucson (Ariz.); Mexican Americans--History
    • This photograph shows El Charro restaurant employees in Tucson's old Placita, circa 1930s. Pictured from left to right: Mercy Tapia, Filomena Chavoya, and unknown.
    • Rita Segal Interview

    • Segal, Rita
    • Phoenix; Jewish Community; childhood; Arizona State University; Mormons; Temple Beth-Israel
    • Rita Segal talks about being born in Safford, Arizona in the 1930s. She discusses her experiences growing up in the small Jewish community within the predominantly Mormon Safford community. She discusses antisemitism. She discusses her involvement...
    • Oral History with Irene Aja, March 3, 2011

    • Aja, Irene; Aja, Basilio
    • Basque Americans--Arizona; Sheep--Arizona
    • Irene (Escheverria) Aja discusses her family and their work in the sheep industry in Arizona. Both of her parents immigrated from the Basque region of Spain. Mrs. Aja talks about growing up in Winslow, Wickenburg and Phoenix as her family traveled...
    • Oral History with Mary Stella Fisher Carrera, June 10, 2011

    • Carrera, Mary Stella Fisher
    • Buckeye (Ariz.)--History; Mexican Americans--Arizona--Social Life and Customs; Mexican Americans--Arizona--Discrimination
    • Mary Stella (Fisher) Carrera was born in Buckeye, Arizona in 1933 and has lived there her entire life. In this interview, she talks about her family, education (including attending a private school in Mexico), and learning to fly. She talks a great...
    • South view of the Sahuaro Jersey Dairy Milk House at Sahuaro Ranch

    • Unknown
    • Glendale (Ariz.)--History; Glendale (Ariz.)--Buildings, Structures, etc.; Agriculture--Ariz.
    • This view of the south side of the Milk House is from the 1930s, showing the lush vegetation around the ranch as well some of the original power lines and transformer. The tall structure on the roof is a cooling tower, which no longer exists. ...
    • Smith family members and friends on porch outside Guest House

    • Unknown
    • Glendale (Ariz.)--History; Glendale (Ariz.)--Buildings, Structures, etc.
    • Charlotte Sands Smith and Richard W. Smith purchased Sahuaro Ranch in 1927. Here are Smith family members and friends on the porch in front of the Guest and Main houses in the 1930s. The Guest House is on the left and the Main House is on the...

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