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    • Faces of Post 41: The 1940s

    • Latino Perspectives Magazine
    • Arizona -- Latino -- Veterans
    • Latinos contribute to World War II, from Luzon and Corregidor to Normandy and Germany.
    • 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...
    • Joe Quintanar, Zoot suiter, 1940s

    • Unknown
    • Portrait Photography; Mexican Americans--History; Arizona; Counterculture; Chicano heritage
    • This is a portrait of Joe Quintanar wearing the Zoot Suit style, taken circa 1940s. This style of dress was very popular during the 1940s for Mexican-American men and women all over the southwest. They called themselves Pachucos and Pachucas.
    • 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.
    • Oral History Interview with Alberta (Fortune) Nicolds

    • Nicolds, Alberta (Fortune)
    • Family History; Education; Pioneer History--New Mexico; Homemaking--1940s, Homemaking--1950s
    • Alberta (Fortune) Nicolds talks about what life was like growing up in Luna, New Mexico, in the 1940s and 1950s.
    • Legacy of Courage The Story of Arthur Van Haren, Jr.

    • Renolds, Jean; Raul Castro Institute; Latino Perspectives Magazine
    • World War II; Mexican America Military Service; U.S Navy; Military Aviation
    • Arthur joined the ranks of the few Mexican American men from Phoenix to be given public acclaim as decorated war heroes, although many from the city’s Mexican community served in World War II with distinction. Other young men who received public...
    • El Charro Restaurant Waitresses, 1940s

    • Unknown
    • Restaurants; Tucson (Ariz.); Mexican Americans--History; Portrait Photography; Employees
    • This is a photograph of El Charro Restaurant waitresses in Tucson, circa 1940s. The individuals pictured are identified as Rose Perkins, Lucy Desenz, Ray Marquez, Adela and Helen Martin.
    • Acothley, Mary Lou

    • Unknown
    • Communication Artifacts; Documentary Artifact: Print, Photographic
    • Photo of Mary Lou Acothley taken in the 1940s when she was competing in a contest.
    • Oral history interview with Bobby Fite

    • Fite, Bobby
    • Civil War; Old Susanberg Trail; Beaverhead Lodge; Hannigan Meadow Lodge
    • Bobby Fite talks about when his family originally came to Alpine, what Alpine was like in the early 1920s, and his family ranch.
    • Oral history interview with Greg Thompson

    • Thompson, Greg
    • US Forest Service; Beaverhead Lodge
    • Greg Thompson talks about growing up and going to school in Alpine, Arizona; his family history; the Escudilla Fire.
    • Julia Cecilia Cuesta Soto Zozaya

    • Raul H. Castro Institute and Latino Perspectives Magazine
    • Mohave County (Ariz.)--History; Mohave County (Ariz.)--History--Miscellanea; Asturias (Spain); Retinitis pigmentosa; Sarah Coventry, Inc; League of United Latin American Citizens; Arizona-Mexico Commission; American Women in Radio and Television...
    • Julia Cuesta Soto Zozaya exemplified a moral courage and strong will to succeed. As a teenager, Julia was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa; by the age of 27, she was legally blind. Despite her loss of vision, Julia pursued a series of successful...
    • Plácida Elvira García Smith

    • Raul H. Castro Institute and Latino Perspectives Magazine
    • Theodore Roosevelt Dam (Ariz.); Salt River Project; Americanization; San Luis (Yuma County, Ariz.); University of Utah; University of California at Berkeley; League of United Latin American Citizens; United Service Organizations (U.S.);
    • Plácida Elvira García Smith’s place in Phoenix history is during post-World War I at Friendly House, established in 1920. Disturbed by the poverty and racism she witnessed within the Mexican and Mexican-American community in south Phoenix, Plácida...
    • Teresa "Terri" Cruz

    • Raul H. Castro Institute and Latino Perspectives Magazine
    • Latino communities; Latino studies; Latina studies; Mexican-American Border Region--History; Mexican American women--History--20th century; Mexican Americans--Arizona; Community Service; Chicanos por la Causa (CPLC); Leadership and Education for...
    • Terri Cruz - Arizona Latina Trailblazers, 2012. The Phoenix College Raul H. Castro Institute and Latino Perspectives Media is proud to honor Terri Cruz, recognized as the "mother" of Chicanos por la Causa.
    • 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...
    • Pyrenees

    • Societe Nationale des Chemins de fer Francais (French National Railways)
    • Poster; French Gratitude Train; Merci Train
    • The 39 x24" poster celebrates the mountain landscape of Pyrenees.
    • Savoie

    • Societe Nationale des Chemins de fer Francais (French National Railways)
    • Poster; French Gratitude Train; Merci Train
    • The 39 x24" poster shows a field of flowers overlooking a city by the water. It also features mountains in the background . Note ram on top of the cliff to the right. Signed Vecoux in the lower right of the image.
    • Paris

    • Societe Nationale des Chemins de fer Francais (French National Railways)
    • Poster; French Gratitude Train; Merci Train
    • The 39"x24" poster features bottom to top: Arc de Triumph, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame with three doves on a blue background. Artist is Paul Colin.
    • Ile de France

    • Societe Nationale des Chemins de fer Francais (French National Railways)
    • Poster; French Gratitude Train; Merci Train
    • A 39"x24" poster shows a pink house framed by trees on both sides. Artist L.F. Dominique placed two people with a dog on the road leading to the house.
    • Plages de L'Ocean

    • Societe Nationale des Chemins de fer Francais (French National Railways)
    • Poster; French Gratitude Train; Merci Train
    • This 39" x 24" poster shows ocean waves washing against the beach.
    • Dauphine

    • Societe Nationale des Chemins de fer Francais (French National Railways)
    • Poster; French Gratitude Train; Merci Train
    • This 39" x 24" poster shows a red roof home with a mountain in the background.
    • Cote Basque

    • Societe Nationale des Chemins de fer Francais (French National Railways)
    • Poster; French Gratitude Train; Merci Train
    • This 39' x 24" poster of the Basque Coast is signed Vecoux. It shows a game in progress in the foreground, to the right is a building and in the background is the sea. Editions Paul-Martial-Paris is printed in a small letters on the poster.
    • Cote d'Azur

    • Societe Nationale des Chemins de fer Francais (French National Railways)
    • Poster; French Gratitude Train; Merci Train
    • The poster is 39"x24." The bright blue bay in the background explains the title, but the bouquet in the foreground initially catches your eyes. Signature in the lower left reads "Tal'47."
    • Val de Loire

    • Societe Nationale des Chemins de fer Francais (French National Railways)
    • Poster; French Gratitude Train; Merci Train
    • This 39"x24" poster shows a river valley. The Loire River flows by a house with blue sky overhead. It is signed "Troy" in the lower right side.
    • Auvergne

    • Societe Nationale des Chemins de fer Francais (French National Railways)
    • Poster; French Gratitude Train; Merci Train
    • This 39"x24" poster by Conrad features a cliff with a building on the edge.
    • Mont Saint-Michel

    • Societe Nationale des Chemins de fer Francais (French National Railways)
    • Poster; French Gratitude Train; Merci Train
    • This 39"x24" poster features a man sailing his boat towards a castle/building. The name Starr can be found in the lower left.
    • Provence

    • Societe Nationale des Chemins de fer Francais (French National Railways)
    • Poster; French Gratitude Train; Merci Train
    • The 39"x24" poster features a still life in the foreground, trees in the mid-ground and houses on the edge of the ocean in the background. It is signed "Tal - 44" in the lower left of the picture.
    • Alsace

    • Societe Nationale des Chemins de fer Francais (French National Railways)
    • Poster; French Gratitude Train; Merci Train
    • The 39"x24" poster shows a vineyard with a town in the background.
    • Vosges

    • Societe Nationale des Chemins de fer Francais (French National Railways)
    • Poster; French Gratitude Train; Merci Train
    • This 39"x24" poster features a mountain scene with two small villages in the background and a small house in the foreground.
    • Normandie

    • Societe Nationale des Chemins de fer Francais (French National Railways)
    • Poster; French Gratitude Train; Merci Train
    • Spring in rural Normandy is the theme for this 39"x24" poster. A cow grazes beside a stream with a barn in background and trees in bloom. Signed "DEVOS" in lower right of image.
    • Winnie Ruth Judd  on Hospital Grounds

    • Unknown
    • Trials (Murder) -- Arizona -- Phoenix -- Photographs; Murder -- Arizona -- Phoenix -- Photographs; Women murderers -- Arizona -- Photographs; Murderers -- Arizona -- Photographs
    • Winnie Ruth Judd (middle) with two guardians at the Arizona State Hospital.
    • June 19

    • Unknown
    • Arizona (Battleship)--History
    • On this date in 1915, seventy thousand people witnessed the launch of the USS Arizona at the New York Naval Yard. The ship was christened with a bottle of the first water to flow over the Roosevelt Dam and champagne. Cost of the ship: $13,000,000....
    • December 7

    • Kohler, John
    • Benedictine Sanctuary of Perpetual Adoration (Tucson, Ariz.)
    • Visitors were invited on this date in 1940 to the newly completed Benedictine Convent of Perpetual Adoration in Tucson. Silence was observed by nuns of the order during their work making communion wafers and first communion articles. This...
    • Portrait of Hector Irineo in a Zoot Suit, 1945

    • Unknown
    • Portrait Photography; Mexican Americans--History; Arizona; Counterculture; Chicano heritage
    • This is a portrait of Hector Irineo wearing a Zoot Suit, taken on July 28, 1945. This style of dress was very popular during the 1940s for Mexican-American men an women all over the southwest. They called themselves Pachucos and Pachucas.
    • Club Bohemia Baseball Team at Tucson High School

    • Unknown
    • Baseball teams; Portrait Photography; Mexican Americans--History; Arizona; Women--Southwest
    • This photo shows the Club Bohemia baseball team at Tucson High School. Identified in the top row are (left to right): Celia Romero (Mrs. Ernest Ortiz), Sammy Gonzalez (Manager), and Stella Quiroz (Mrs. Diego Navarrette, Sr.). Middle row: Celia Diaz...
    • Southern Pacific Railroad Female Workers during World War II

    • Unknown
    • World War II; Portrait Photography; Railroads; Women--Southwest; Mexican Americans--History; Arizona; Railroads--Employees; Southern Pacific Railroad Company
    • This is a portrait of female Southern Pacific Railroad company employees during World War II, in the early 1940s. Identified in the photograph are Celia Morelos Pain, Brijida Vasquez, Rebeca Andrade, Ramona Herran Robles, Lily Valenzuela Liu, and...
    • Jerry Lewkowitz Interview

    • Lewkowitz, Jerry
    • Phoenix; Jewish Community; law practice; Attorney General; Phoenix Thunderbirds; Antisemitism
    • Jerry Lewkowitz talks about his experiences growing up Phoenix in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. He discusses his experiences going through law school and working for the Attorney General. He discusses his community involvement including his...
    • Kirschner Interview

    • Kirschner, Rudy and Elaine
    • Phoenix; Jewish Community;
    • Elaine Kirschner describes what the smaller Jewish community was like when her family moved to Phoenix in the 1940s. Rudy Kirschner talks about his childhood in Prague and being part of the Kinder Transport in Europe during World War II. He talks...
    • A Passion for Politics:  The Life of Mulford Winsor

    • Maxwell, Margaret F.
    • Winsor, Mulford; Arizona history; Arizona libraries;
    • A Passion for Politics: The Life of Mulford Winsor is a history of Arizona's first State Librarian, and Director of the Department of Library and Archives from 1932 until his death in Phoenix on November 05, 1956.
    • Oral History with Phillip Ganley, June 23, 2011

    • Ganley, Phillip
    • Buckeye (Ariz.); Funeral homes--Arizona; Undertakers and undertaking--Arizona
    • Phillip M. Ganley is the funeral director and mortician for the Buckeye Funeral Home in Buckeye, Arizona. He was born in 1933 to Paul and Mary Ganley. His family moved to Buckeye, Arizona in 1939 where his father, Paul Ganley, opened a funeral home...
    • Oral History with Janice Hoeschler, March 18, 2011

    • Hoeschler, Janice
    • Phoenix (Ariz.)--History; Phoenix (Ariz.)--Social life and customs
    • Janice (Hunter) Hoeschler born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. In this interview, she talks about her family, schooling, neighbors, and growing up in Phoenix in the 1940s and 1950s. She met her husband, Terry Hoeschler, while attending the...
    • Cowboy’s Dream

    • Megargee, Alonzo (Lon), 1883-1960
    • Painting
    • Megargee moved to Arizona from Philadelphia in 1896, where, after a decade of cowboying around the territory, he had a successful career as an artist, highlighted by painting the murals for the Arizona State Capitol. He created four versions of...
    • Duber Family Oral History

    • Robert Duber, Sr.
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Mining History of Gila County. Law Enforcement Arizona; Civil Rights Arizona
    • Robert Duber, Sr. tells his family history and recalls his youth in the boomtown mining culture of Globe-Miami area of Gila County in the 1930s - 1940s. He talks about soldiers guarding the mines and Roosevelt Dam and government workers keeping the...
    • Franco, Richard Part 1

    • Franco, Richard
    • Globe High School; Globe, Arizona; Arizona State University
    • Richard Franco’s mother’s parents both came from Texas to Miami in the late 1920s. They met and married during the Depression. His father’s parents had migrated from Mexico in the 1940s. Dixie Cooper and Richard Franco both attended Miami schools...

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