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    • Oral History with Francisco Escobar Sr., April 26, 2011

    • Oral History with Francisco Escobar Sr., April 26, 2011
    • Escobar, Francisco Sr.
    • Douglas (Ariz.); Sierra Vista (Ariz.); Fort Huachuca (Ariz.); Korean War, 1950-1953--Aerial operations, American; Computer technicians--United States--Biography
    • Francisco A. Escobar Sr. was born in 1931 and raised in Douglas, Arizona. His parents were originally from Sonora, Mexico. Mr. Escobar served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War as a radio operator in a B-29 bomber and later an EMC...
    • Oral History with Donna Gaab, May 20, 2011

    • Oral History with Donna Gaab, May 20, 2011
    • Gaab, Donna
    • Bisbee (Ariz.); Library administration--Cochise County (Ariz.)
    • Donna Gaab is a retired Director of the Cochise County Library District, a position she held for 30 years. She was born and raised in Ohio and moved to Arizona in 1974. Ms. Gaab obtained her Masters from the library school at the University of...
    • Oral History with Louis Gradias, April 19, 2011

    • Oral History with Louis Gradias, April 19, 2011
    • Gradias, Louis
    • Yuma County (Ariz.); Gadsden (Ariz.); Bracero Program; Agricultural laborers--Arizona; San Luis (Ariz.); Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993; Mexican Americans--Arizona
    • Louie Gradias was born and raised in Gadsden. His mother was born in Gadsden in 1918 and met and married his father in 1938. They settled in Gadsden, built their own house and farmed the land. Mr. Gradias remembers attending Gadsden Elementary...
    • Oral History with Rita Hamilton, March 31, 2011

    • Oral History with Rita Hamilton, March 31, 2011
    • Hamilton, Rita
    • Scottsdale Public Library; Library administration--Arizona
    • Rita Hamilton is the Director of the Scottsdale Public Library. In this interview, she talks about her childhood, family, education, and why she choose to be a librarian. Mrs. Hamilton has worked in various libraries around the state of Arizona,...
    • Oral History with Bruce Heiden, June 21, 2011

    • Oral History with Bruce Heiden, June 21, 2011
    • Heiden, Bruce
    • Buckeye (Ariz.)--History; Cotton farmers--Arizona--Biography; Schools--Arizona; Water management--Arizona; National Cotton Council of America; Local government--Arizona; Arizona Cotton Growers Association
    • W. Bruce Heiden is a cotton farmer and owner of H Four Farms in Buckeye, Arizona. He was born in 1934 in Buckeye to Walter A. and Louise Marie (Tremblay) Heiden. His father was a mechanic and in 1947 bought the land that the family continues to...
    • Oral History with Martha Hunter, May 3, 2011

    • Oral History with Martha Hunter, May 3, 2011
    • Hunter, Martha
    • Phoenix (Ariz.)--History; Ranching--Arizona; Civic improvement--Arizona--Phoenix; Vineyards--Arizona
    • Martha Ellen (McGeorge) Hunter was born in 1946 in Phoenix, Arizona. She grew up on the Talwiwi Ranch, for which her father served as General Manager of for 20 years. Talwiwi Ranch was owned by Colonel Bumstead and located near Litchfield Road and...
    • Oral History with Jeremy Jones, February 18, 2011

    • Oral History with Jeremy Jones, February 18, 2011
    • Jones, Jeremy
    • Architects--Arizona--Biography; Architects as artists; Watercolorists--Arizona; Library architecture--Arizona
    • Jeremy Jones is an architect who has designed many public buildings in Arizona. He works mostly on the design phase of the architectural process which utilized his artistic talents. Mr. Jones was born in 1944 in Spokane, Washington and spent his...
    • Oral History with Marianna Korte, March 24, 2011

    • Oral History with Marianna Korte, March 24, 2011
    • Korte, Marianna
    • Phoenix (Ariz.)--History; Phoenix (Ariz.)--Social life and customs; Scottsdale (Ariz.)--History
    • Marianna (Dains) Korte was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1920 to Wesley and Virginia Dains. Her parents taught on an Indian Reservation before her father opened a law practice downtown Phoenix. She married Ray Korte in 1945. In this interview she...
    • Oral History with Harold Lewkowitz, March 22, 2011

    • Oral History with Harold Lewkowitz, March 22, 2011
    • Lewkowitz, Harold
    • Phoenix (Ariz.)--History; Lawyers--Arizona--Biography; Civic improvement--Arizona--Phoenix
    • Harold Jerome "Jerry" Lewkowitz was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. His parents, Herman and Carrie Rebekah (Epstein) Lewkowitz, were heavily involved in the Jewish Community and with Phoenix civil endeavors. Herman Lewkowitz was a prominent...
    • Oral History with David and Nancy MacCollum, May 16, 2011

    • Oral History with David and Nancy MacCollum, May 16, 2011
    • MacCollum, David V., 1923- ; MacCollum, Nancy
    • Sierra Vista (Ariz.); MacCollum, David V., 1923- ; United States. Army. Corps of Engineers; United States. Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health;
    • David and Nancy MacCollum talk about growing up in Oregon before moving to Arizona in 1963. Mr. and Mrs. MacCollum talk about moving to Arizona and the changes that have occurred in the last 50 years around Sierra Vista, Arizona. Mr. MacCollum...
    • Oral History with Susan Medlock, April 11, 2011

    • Oral History with Susan Medlock, April 11, 2011
    • Medlock, Susan
    • Superior (Ariz.); Police--Volunteer--Superior (Ariz.); Military spouses--Travel;
    • Susan (Bailey) Medlock has spent almost her entire life around Superior, Arizona. In this interview, she talks about the people and businesses she knew while growing up in Superior. Mrs. Medlock talks about her parents, James and Lucille (Coffee)...
    • Oral History with Paul Medlock, April 11, 2011

    • Oral History with Paul Medlock, April 11, 2011
    • Medlock, Paul
    • Superior (Ariz.)--Social Life and customs; Magma Copper Company; Vietnam War, 1961-1975
    • Paul Medlock was born in 1949 and adopted by Ray and Grace Medlock. He grew up in Superior, Arizona, where he still lives today. Mr. Medlock related his early years living in "Smeltertown," a small housing project on the road to the Magma Copper...
    • Oral History with Cynthia Matus Morris, March 9, 2011

    • Oral History with Cynthia Matus Morris, March 9, 2011
    • Morris, Cynthia Matus
    • Patagonia (Ariz.); Patagonia (Ariz.)--Biography; Ranching--Arizona--History; Patagonia (Ariz.)--Social life and customs
    • Cynthia Matus Morris was born in 1953 to Guillermo and Carmen (Rivera) Matus and has lived in the area around Patagonia, Arizona her entire life. In this interview, she talks about her family history through grandparents, their holiday...
    • Oral History with George Proctor, May 19, 2011

    • Oral History with George Proctor, May 19, 2011
    • Proctor, George
    • World War, 1939-1945--Pacific Area; Mexican Americans--Arizona; Local government--Santa Cruz County (Ariz.)
    • George Proctor was born in Tucson, Arizona in 1918 and grew up on ranches in the Santa Ritas Mountains area. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in range ecology and was drafted into the U.S. Army for World War II. Mr. Proctor...
    • Oral History with Elizabeth Ragatz, May 23, 2011

    • Oral History with Elizabeth Ragatz, May 23, 2011
    • Ragatz, Elizabeth
    • Sierra Vista (Ariz.)--History; Military spouses--Travel; Fort Huachuca (Ariz.); Korean War, 1950-1953--Military intelligence; Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Military intelligence
    • Elizabeth Ragatz was born and raised in Nebraska. She married William T. Ragatz and followed him around the world during his career in the U.S. Army. They have six children. His last posting was at Fort Huachuca in Arizona. They retired in Sierra...
    • Oral History with Ruth Glass, January 13, 2011

    • Oral History with Ruth Glass, January 13, 2011
    • Glass, Ruth
    • Tucson (Ariz.); Animal rights activists; Cooperative stores; Political activists
    • Ruth Glass was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1920. As a young mother, Ms. Glass moved to Tucson, Arizona for the benefit of her youngest son, who suffered from a debilitating asthma. This interview chronicles her life in Arizona. After years as...
    • Oral History with C.J. and B.J. Smith, April 19, 2011

    • Oral History with C.J. and B.J. Smith, April 19, 2011
    • Smith, Clarence J.; Smith, Barbara J.
    • Phoenix (Ariz.)--History; Arizona--History; Civic improvement--Arizona--Phoenix; Civic improvement--Arizona--Tucson; Rodeos--Arizona--Phoenix--History; Motion picture industry--Arizona
    • Clarence J. Smith, Jr. and his wife, Barbara J. Smith, go by their initials C.J. and B.J. Smith. C.J. was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1926. He talks about his father, also C.J. Smith, who worked for the United Fruit Company. Mr. Smith tells several...
    • Oral History with Ernie Smith, February 17, 2011

    • Oral History with Ernie Smith, February 17, 2011
    • Smith, Ernie
    • Lake Havasu City (Ariz.); Fire departments--Arizona--Lake Havasu City--History; Fire departments--Arizona--Lake Havasu City--Officials and employees--Biography
    • Ernie Smith is from Lake Havasu City, Arizona. He was the first Fire Chief of the Lake Havasu Fire Department. Mr. Smith recounts the history of the first fire department in Lake Havasu City and his role as Fire Chief.
    • Oral History with Danielle Stephens, April 29, 2011

    • Oral History with Danielle Stephens, April 29, 2011
    • Stephens, Danielle
    • Mohave County (Ariz.); Ranching--Arizona; Cofer, Irene Cornwall, 1891-1977
    • Danielle Stephens' family settled in the Signal area of Mohave County. Her grandmother, Irene Cornwall Cofer, wrote a local classic, "The Lunch Tree." Ms. Stephens reminisces about life on the family’s ranches.
    • Oral History with James Haboush, January 27, 2011

    • Oral History with James Haboush, January 27, 2011
    • Haboush, James
    • Mental Health--Arizona; Phoenix (Ariz.); Photography; Art
    • James C. Haboush is a an artist, a musician, and a writer who came to Phoenix from Los Angeles in 1986. Mr. Haboush has a mental illness and uses his interview to talk about the situation of the homeless and mentally ill in Phoenix, their...

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