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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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • "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 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...
    • 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,...
    • 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

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