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    • Penrod Family History

    • Penrod, Sue Jacobs
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; Educators -- Arizona -- Biography; Mormon Pioneers -- Arizona -- Biography;
    • Sue tells the stories passed down through her family of the history of Pinetop, Arizona from the earliest Penrod family settling the area to the recent past. She shares her childhood memories of growing up, the school, her friends and relatives...
    • Monica Aissa Martinez

    • Raul H. Castro Institute and Latino Perspectives Magazine
    • Latina; Phoenix College; Teachers; Teachers--Arizona; Teachers--Arizona--Biography; Artists--Arizona--Biography; Artists; Painters;
    • Latino Perspectives Magazine 'Rincon del arte' interview with Monica Aissa Martinez.
    • Buell Family History, Part 1

    • Buell, Ed and Buell, Ted
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Biography; Educators -- Arizona -- Biography; Navajo County (Ariz.); Pinetop-Lakeside (Ariz.) -- History; Holbrook (Ariz.) -- History;
    • Ted and Ed Buell tell about their mother's family coming to Bisbee, Arizona at the turn of the century and their father's arrival shortly after WWI. Alice Anderson was a young teacher when she met Ed Buell on a blind date in Globe, Arizona. The...
    • Guenther Family History,  Part 1

    • Guenther, Minnie
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Biography; Missionaries -- Arizona --Biography; Native Americans; Lutheran minister; Navajo County (Ariz.); White Mountain Apache Indians -- Arizona; Guenther, Edgar E.; Guenther, Minnie
    • This interview of Minnie Guenther, the wife of Edgar Guenther, an early Lutheran missionary to the Apache Indians, was recorded in 1977. She gives a background of her German immigrant upbringing, of meeting her future husband, and their subsequent...
    • Velasquez Riley Family History, Part 1

    • Riley, Mary Velasquez
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; Scouts and Scouting--Arizona--Biography; Velasquez Family; Military Camps--Arizona; White Mountain Apache Tribe of Arizona; White Mountain Indian Reservation...
    • Part 1: Barry Richens interviewed Mary Velasquez Riley at the home of Mrs. Minnie Guenther February 18, 1977. Mrs. Riley gives us insight into the Apache culture as she tells her life story. Her father, Jesus Velasquez, was of Spanish descent...
    • Velasquez Riley Family History, Part 2

    • Riley, Mary Velasquez
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; Scouts and Scouting--Arizona--Biography; Velasquez Family; Military Camps--Arizona; White Mountain Apache Tribe of Arizona; White Mountain Indian Reservation...
    • Part 2: Mary Velasquez grew up neighbors with her future husband, Peter Riley. She was working, cleaning the hospital when he returned from school and they met again at a dance. She candidly tells of their marriage, then explains the Apache...
    • "An Arizona Family"

    • Ruffner, Lester W.
    • Frontier and pioneer life--Arizona; Outlaws--Arizona--Biography; Sheriffs--Arizona--Biography; Parker, Jim, 1865-1898; Ruffner, George
    • Presentation to Prescott Corral of Westerner's by Lester W. "Budge" Ruffner, "An Arizona Family," Jan 5, 1968 Length:38:01
    • Amos, Cooley and West Family History, Part 3

    • West, Glenn and West, Lonnie
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; White Mountain Apache of the Fort Apache Indian Reservation; Apache Indians--Women; Lakeside (Ariz.); Sheep ranchers--Arizona--Biography; Amos family; West...
    • Part 3: When Earl and Elsie West married, because she had Indian tribal rights passed down from her grandmother Mollie Cooley, they started running cattle on the White Mountain Apache Reservation. They were given three allotments in Dry Valley...
    • Oral History with Betty Jo Benton, March 8, 2011

    • Benton, Betty Jo
    • Elementary school teachers--Arizona--Biography; Schools--Arizona--Maricopa County; Insurance agents--Arizona; Korean War, 1950-1953--Aerial operations, American; Civil rights workers--Arizona; Segregation--Arizona;
    • Betty Jo Benton spent her early years in Phoenix before moving to California. She relates her mother’s time as a violinist with the predecessor to the Phoenix Symphony. Mrs. Benton moved back to the city in 1949 with her husband, Robert Benton, and...
    • Oral History with Jack Gable, July 21, 2011

    • Gable, Jack
    • Arlington (Ariz.); World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American; Cowboys--Arizona--Biography; Water rights--Arizona--Maricopa County; Schools--Maricopa County--History
    • Jack Charles Gable grew up in Arlington, Arizona. He talks about parents, Henry Carter "Jack" and Ethlyn Gable, and grandparents. His father was a cowboy, served as Mayor of Buckeye, and ran a store with his father in Arlington. The family owned...
    • 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 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 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 Jack and Mary Song, January 27, 2011

    • Song, Jack; Song, Mary
    • Scottsdale (Ariz.)--History; Chinese Americans--Arizona--Biography; Chinese restaurants--Arizona--Scottsdale; Bars (Drinking establishments)--Arizona--Scottsdale; Jazz musicians
    • Jack and Mary Song were restaurant owners in Scottsdale, Arizona. Jack Song was born in Chandler, Arizona in 1929 and moved to Scottsdale before he was a year old. He talks about growing up in Scottsdale, the schools he attended, and being the only...
    • Oral History with Douglas Sydnor, March 10, 2011

    • Sydnor, Douglas B.
    • Sydnor, Douglas B.; Architecture--Arizona; Scottsdale (Ariz.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Phoenix (Ariz.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Architects--Arizona--Biography; Historic preservation--Arizona
    • Douglas Sydnor is an architect. His parents, Reginald and Dorothy Sydnor, moved the family to Phoenix, Arizona in 1955 where his father was an architect. Mr. Sydnor talks about growing up in central Phoenix and Paradise Valley and discusses the...
    • Buell Family History, Part 2

    • Buell, Ed and Buell, Ted
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; Educators -- Arizona -- Biography; Pinetop-Lakeside (Ariz.) -- History; Holbrook (Ariz.) -- History; Fort Huachuca (Ariz.); Whiteriver (Ariz.);
    • In Part 2 Ed and Ted Buell continue remembering growing up in Pinetop, Arizona during WWII, and of attending high school in nearby McNary, Arizona. When Ed graduated, the Korean War was on, so he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and became a flight...
    • Perry Family History, Part 1

    • Perry, Edgar
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); McNary (Ariz.); White Mountain Apache of the Fort Apache Indian Reservation, Arizona; White Mountain Apache Indians--Biography; White Mountain Apache Indians--Arizona;...
    • Part 1: Edgar Perry is a History, Sociology and Anthropology scholar of his people, the White Mountain Apaches. He is also a renowned artist, vocalist, and terrific storyteller. He begins by telling us the story of the Athabaskan ancestors of the...
    • Perry Family History, Part 2

    • Perry, Edgar
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); McNary (Ariz.); White Mountain Apache of the Fort Apache Indian Reservation, Arizona; White Mountain Apache Indians--Biography; White Mountain Apache Indians--Arizona;...
    • Part 2: Even though Edgar Perry was McNary High School's Best Player when he graduated in 1959, he was denied a scholarship because he chose Grand Canyon College in Phoenix, a private Christian school. While attending college, he and his wife...
    • Owens Family History, 2006 August 29

    • Owens, Moylen
    • Mormon Pioneers -- Arizona -- Biography, Owens family; Ranching -- Arizona -- History
    • Horsebreaking. MP3 Clip is 4 min 49 sec. of 6.125 hour interview
    • Woolford Family History, 2006 Jul 24

    • Woolford, Joe
    • Mormon Pioneers -- Arizona -- Biography, Woolford family; Ranching -- Arizona -- History
    • Experiences as a youth growing up in Show Low, AZ. MP3 Clip is 3:7 min of 1:15 hr interview
    • Dr. Christine Marín

    • Raul H. Castro Institute and Latino Perspectives Magazine
    • Latina; Archives; Archivists; Archivists--United States--Biography; Archivists--United States--History; Historians; Historians--Arizona--Biography; Latino communities; Latino studies; Latina studies; Research collections in Latino studies;...
    • Dr. Christine Marín, on the tradition of Mexican-Americans in Arizona to preserve their family legacy through family heirlooms, historical documents and photographs. The Chicano/a Research Collection and the Hayden Library at Arizona State...
    • Dr. Christine Marín

    • Raul H. Castro Institute and Latino Perspectives Magazine
    • Latina; Archives; Archivists; Archivists--United States--Biography; Archivists--United States--History; Historians; Historians--Arizona--Biography; Latino communities; Latino studies; Latina studies; Research collections in Latino studies;...
    • Footage of Dr. Christine Marín, speaking on the tradition of Mexican-Americans in Arizona to preserve their family legacy through family heirlooms, historical documents and photographs. The Chicano/a Research Collection and the Hayden Library at...
    • Pauline Cushman (1833-1893)

    • Unknown
    • Women -- History -- Arizona; Women and War; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, Female; Women Spies -- United States
    • An aggressive and outspoken woman for her times, Cushman spent her Arizona years in Casa Grande managing her husband's saloon and livery business. Before coming to Arizona, she worked as an actress and as a Union spy infiltrating Rebel territory...
    • Berta Coveney

    • Unknown
    • Women -- History -- Arizona
    • This photograph, while undated, was probably taken during the 1880's. Though Ms. Coveney's personal history is unknown, her father was James M. Cotton, a businessman in Phoenix during the last half of the 19th century. He and George E. Mowry were...
    • Adeline Bobblett Hall (1844-1912)

    • Unknown
    • Women -- History -- Arizona
    • Adeline Bobblett was born in Dayton, Ohio on December 23, 1844. At 22 she moved to Kansas to teach school in the Solomon Valley. There she met James Hall, a rough-talking, tobacco-chewing buffalo hunter and frontiersman, whom she soon married. With...
    • Francisca Stevens (1855 ca.-1882)

    • Unknown
    • Women -- History -- Arizona; Apache Indians -- History -- Arizona
    • Several sources indicate that Francisca was the daughter of Es-Kel-Thes-e-la, hereditary Chief of the Coyotero Band of Apache Indians. It is said that her husband, George Stevens, married her for the protection it gave him during his travels in...
    • Lottie Whiteside

    • Unknown
    • Women -- History -- Arizona; Women in Medicine -- Arizona
    • During Arizona's territorial period many women were recognized as "doctors." One such woman was Lottie Whiteside. Dr. Whiteside of Wickenburg did not possess a professional degree; however, she skillfully cared for the sick. Like many of the women...
    • Arizona women's hall of fame

    • Arizona Historical Society
    • Women--Arizona--History; Women--Arizona--Biography
    • This title contains one or more publications.
    • 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...
    • Oral History with William Bond, January 14, 2011

    • Bond, William
    • Schools--Arizona--Cochise County; Schools--Arizona--Santa Cruz County; Elementary school teachers--Arizona--Biography; Santa Cruz County (Ariz.)--Social life and customs; Arizona Humane Society
    • William Bond was born and raised in New Mexico. He moved to Arizona about 1971 to take a teaching position at Pearce Elementary School in Cochise County. Mr. Bond also taught at Duncan and Saint Johns before going to the University of Arizona for...
    • Oral History with José Burruel, April 22, 2011

    • Burruel, José María
    • Scottsdale (Ariz.); Phoenix (Ariz.); Mexican Americans--Arizona; Yakonan Indians; Mayo Indians; Scottsdale (Ariz.)--Social life and customs; Educators--Arizona--Biography; United States Commission on Civil Rights. Arizona Advisory Committee;
    • José Burruel was born in Scottsdale, Arizona in 1925. He relates what it was like growing up as a Mexican and Native American in a poor single-parent home in Scottsdale and Phoenix. Mr. Burruel talks of the communities and neighborhoods he grew up...
    • Loew Family and the First Presbyterian Church History

    • Loew, Edmund A. Jr.
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Mining; Presbyterian church -- Arizona -- History;
    • Edmund Loew first tells the 100+ years of history of the First Presbyterian Church in Globe, how it started, how it is unique from other congregations because of its flexibility and subsequently, how it has uniquely contributed to the community. ...
    • McNary & Pinetop-Lakeside History, Part 2

    • Butler, Diana Wilson
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Navajo County (Ariz.); Bankers -- Arizona --Biography; McNary, James Graham, b. 1877; Timber -- Arizona;
    • Diana Wilson Butler, grand daughter of James G. McNary, tells the family's history and stories that were passed down in the family of their affluent lifestyle, and their emphasis on education, in contrast to their ardent love of the country, the...
    • Larson Family History, Part 4

    • Larson, Jeff
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Navajo County (Ariz.); Biography; Educators, Indian; Arizona State Legislature; Mormons -- Emigration and Immigration -- 19th Century; Mormon Women -- Political Activity -- United States --History; Mormon Pioneers...
    • Jeff Larson tells of his great grandfather Mons Larson's family emigrating from Sweden to the United States for the purpose of settling as Mormons in Arizona. They were in the first group from Utah to encounter the Grand Canyon in Northern...
    • Hansen Family History, Part 2

    • Hansen, Don L.
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Biography; Navajo County (Ariz.); Mormon Pioneers -- Arizona --Biography; Lakeside (Ariz.); Crook's Trail (Ariz.); Roads -- Arizona; Automobiles -- Arizona -- White Mountains -- 1900's;...
    • In Part 2, Don L. Hansen is 21 years old and now an adult applying for his own homestead of 90 acres. He would work at the sawmill during the day and then plow his fields by moonlight. Then for seven years he worked for his father's dairy. In...
    • Hansen Family History, Part 1

    • Hansen, Don L.
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Apache County (Ariz.); Biography; Navajo County (Ariz.); Mormon Pioneers -- Arizona --Biography; Lakeside (Ariz.); Crook's Trail (Ariz.); Roads -- Arizona; Automobiles -- Arizona -- White Mountains -- 1900's;...
    • In Part 1, Don L. Hansen gives a brief history of his ancestors. He was born in 1900 to Niels S. and Rosebelle Gardner Hansen in Snowflake. His great-grandparents Hans and Sophia Hansen Sr. and her sister immigrated from Denmark to the United...
    • Adams Family History, 2006 April 4

    • Adams, Chet
    • Mormon Pioneers -- Arizona -- Biography, Adams Family; Frontier and pioneer life -- Arizona; Water resources development -- Arizona -- History; Irrigation -- History
    • Show Low Irrigation Company. MP3 Clip is 3 minutes of 58 min. interview
    • Cooley, Pettis Family History, 2005 Sept 29

    • Daugherty, Fay
    • Indians of North America -- Arizona -- Apache Indians -- History; Scouts and Scouting -- Arizona -- Biography, Cooley Family; Military Camps -- Arizona -- History
    • Pettis/Cooley Family history; Native Americans; White Mountain cultural and economic history; education. MP3 Clip is 7:27 minutes of 3 hour interview
    • Cooley, Pettis Family History, 2005 Sept 9

    • Daugherty, Fay and Osborne, Ina (Great Grand Daughters of Corydon E. Cooley)
    • Frontier and Pioneer Life -- Arizona -- Biography, Cooley Family; Military Camps -- Arizona -- History; Ranch Life -- Arizona -- White Mountains
    • Corydon Cooley and family; early Show Low; White Mountain Indian Reservation. MP3 Clip is 3 min. 25 sec. of 96 minute interview
    • Hansen Family History, 1977 Jan 24

    • Hansen, Delbert
    • Mormon Pioneers -- Arizona -- Biography, Hansen Family; Frontier and Pioneer Life -- Arizona -- History;
    • Early school days in Joseph City, AZ. MP3 Clip is 4:25 minutes of 1:57 hr interview
    • Hansen Family History, 1977 Jan 24

    • Hansen, Alice
    • Mormon Pioneers -- Arizona -- Biography, Hansen Family; Frontier and Pioneer Life -- Arizona
    • Honeymoon Trail to Utah. MP3 Clip is 6:08 minutes of 1:01 hr interview
    • Turley Family History, 1977 Feb 05

    • Turley, Charles H.
    • Mormon Pioneers -- Arizona -- Biography, Turley Family; Frontier and Pioneer Life -- Arizona
    • History of Woodruff, AZ dams. MP3 Clip is 2:56 min of 1 hour interview
    • Solomon, Shumway Family History, 1977 Feb 05

    • Shumway, Elizabeth
    • Mormon Pioneers -- Arizona -- Biography, Solomon Family; Frontier and Pioneer Life -- Arizona -- History;
    • Pioneer Grandfather Solomon's trip from Utah to Taylor, AZ by ox team. MP3 Clip is 7:18 min of 1+ hour interview
    • Cooley, The Battle at Cibecue, 2001 April 19

    • Cooley, Anthony (Great Grandson of Corydon E. Cooley)
    • Indians of North America -- Arizona -- Apache Indians -- History; Scouts and Scouting -- Arizona -- Biography, Cooley Family; Military Camps -- Arizona -- History
    • Corydon E. Cooley, Chief of Scouts at the Battle of Cibecue. MP3 Clip is 2.3 minutes of 47 min. speech
    • Video: Fabian Gonzalez, Movin' Up Celebration 2010

    • Latino Perspectives Magazine
    • Police officers; Police--Arizona; Police--Arizona--Phoenix--Biography;
    • Latino Perspective Magazine's 2010 Movin' Up Celebration honors Officer Fabian Gonzalez. On May 12, 2009, Officer Fabian Gonzalez was recognized by the National Association of Police Organizations for his courage in protecting a crowd of moviegoers...

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