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    • JY "EC" Otondo Oral History Interview

    • 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...
    • Tom Kadomoto

    • Tom Kadomoto
    • Kadomoto, Tom
    • Japanese American families--Arizona; Japanese-American Relocation; World War II; Glendale, AZ; Glendale Arizona Historical Society; Japanese American farmers
    • Tom Kadomoto achieved 23 “firsts” for a Japanese American in Glendale. He joined the Army in 1941. Later, after declaration of war he volunteered for Military Intelligence School. He was stationed on the Pacific Front under General MacArthur,...
    • Oral History Interview with John L. Conovaloff

    • Oral History Interview with John L. Conovaloff
    • Conovaloff, John L.
    • Conovaloff, John L.; Glendale, Arizona; Russian Community; Molokan Church; Salt River; Arizona State Fairgrounds; Pendergast Elementary School; Farming; Tolleson
    • Russian immigrant, John Conovaloff was member of the Russian community which settled in Glendale, Arizona around 1910. In the 1920s he watched as many members of the Russian colony moved to California, due to the Cotton Crash and because of the...
    • Oral History Interview with Maria Socorro Salinas

    • Oral History Interview with Maria Socorro Salinas
    • Salinas, Maria Socorro
    • Mexican Americans; Glendale, AZ; Farming; Japanese Americans; Konishi; Education; Fiesta Patrias; Murphy Park; Catholic Church
    • Maria Socorro Salinas was a Mexican American born in Glendale, Arizona. Her father worked on Konishi’s farm as a foreman. Yutaka Konishi leased land from Louis Sands at 55th Avenue between Orangewood and Northern Avenues. He raised lettuce and...
    • Memories About William Lytle Schurz, an oral history.

    • Memories About William Lytle Schurz, an oral history.
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    • Thunderbird School of Global Management; Glendale (Ariz.); American Institute for Foreign Trade
    • Oral History interview about Dr. William Lytle Schurz, diplomat, author, teacher and scholar. He served as President of the American Institute for Foreign Trade or AIFT (now the Thunderbird School of Global Management) from July, 1949 to June,...
    • Vernon Tuckey

    • Vernon Tuckey
    • Tuckey, Vernon
    • Glendale, AZ; Glendale (Ariz.) -- Beach; Arizona Canal -- swimming; FBI; Glendale Union High School
    • Vernon Tuckey, a former FBI agent, attended Glendale Grammar School and Glendale Union High School. He was a star athlete and fondly remembers the Sands family passing out stockings filled with fruit, nuts and candy to every child at Glendale...
    • Dr. Robert Ashe

    • Dr. Robert Ashe
    • Ashe, Dr. Robert
    • Glendale (Ariz) -- Newspaper; Glendale, AZ; Glendale (Ariz) --Social life and customs; Glendale (Ariz) -- Glendale Union High School
    • In the 1940s, Dr. Robert Ashe was the former Superintendent of Glendale and Peoria High School Districts, during a period of great growth. He was instrumental in transforming Glendale School District from a small farming town school district, to a...
    • Oral History Interview with Ruth Sparks Byrne

    • Oral History Interview with Ruth Sparks Byrne
    • Byrne, Ruth Sparks
    • Sahuaro Ranch; Glendale, AZ; Agriculture; Williams, George; Glendale Historical Society; Phidaleons; Glendale Women’s Club
    • Oral history interview with Ruth Sparks Byrne where she discusses the history of Sahuaro Ranch beginning in the 1940s.
    • Helen Okabayashi Tanita Oral History Interview

    • Helen Okabayashi Tanita Oral History Interview
    • Tanita, Helen Okabayashi
    • Glendale, AZ; Phoenix, AZ; Agriculture; Japenase American; Glendale Union High School
    • Helen Okabayashi Tanita, a Japanese American and daughter of a Japanese Truck farmer, attended Pedergast Grammar School and later Glendale Union High School. She and her sister were involved in many sports, including tennis, softball and pep club....
    • Arnold Ong Oral History Interview

    • Arnold Ong Oral History Interview
    • Ong, Arnold
    • Glendale, AZ; Chinese Americans; Boy Scouts; Gene's Market; WWII
    • Arnold Ong was born in China, he immigrated with his family to the United States in 1934. His father had immigrated earlier to establish himself, he began running a grocery business in Phoenix, Arizona. His family bought two lots of land in...
    • John Coury Oral History Interview

    • John Coury Oral History Interview
    • Coury, John
    • Glendale, AZ; Phoenix, AZ; Coury's Market; Grocery Business; Valley National Bank; Labanese-American Community; WWII
    • John, a Syrian [Lebanese] immigrant whose family fled Syria [Lebanon] to escape the Turkish War and persecution of Christians, first settled in Ray, Arizona around 1910 and later moved to Glendale. He graduated from University of Arizona in May...

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