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    • Oral History with Janie Ellis, April 12, 2011

    • Oral History with Janie Ellis, April 12, 2011
    • Ellis, Janie
    • Scottsdale (Ariz.); Artist colonies--Arizona--Scottsdale--History; Curtis, Philip C.; Costume design--Arizona; Carpentry--Arizona
    • Janie Ellis was born in 1942 to George and Rachel (Murdock) Ellis. Her parents founded the Cattle Track Arts Compound in Scottsdale, Arizona. Ms. Ellis talks about the many artists who have spent time at Cattle Track. She also talks about her...
    • Oral History with Jack Gable, July 21, 2011

    • 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 Bill Gartside, February 17, 2011

    • Oral History with Bill Gartside, February 17, 2011
    • Gartside, Bill
    • Phoenix (Ariz.); Schools--Maricopa County; United States Postal Service--Employees--Biography;
    • Bill Gartside was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He grew up on a small farm on the outskirts of Phoenix. Mr. Gartside worked for the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier. He talks about the post offices around Phoenix and various...
    • Oral History with Katherine Herbert, February 12, 2011

    • Oral History with Katherine Herbert, February 12, 2011
    • Herbert, Katherine Atwell
    • Herbert, Katherine Atwell; Phoenix (Ariz.)--History; Motion picture authorship--Study and teaching; Historic buildings--Arizona--Phoenix
    • Katherine Atwell Herbert teaches at the Film School at Scottsdale Community College and is a former script writer and analyst. She came to Phoenix, Arizona as a child and shares many stories of her schooling and growing up in the city, its growth...
    • Oral History with Maxine Huff, May 11, 2011

    • Oral History with Maxine Huff, May 11, 2011
    • Huff, Maxine
    • Sierra Vista (Ariz.); Fort Huachuca (Ariz.); United States. Army--Officers; Dance teachers--Arizona; Dance Masters of America
    • Maxine Huff has lived many places around the world with her husband, who was a career U.S. Army officer. His last station was at Fort Huachuca, outside of Sierra Vista, Arizona. Mr. and Mrs. Huff retired in Sierra Vista in the 1960s, where she...
    • Oral History with Don Greg Jordan, March 1 and 15, 2011

    • Oral History with Don Greg Jordan, March 1 and 15, 2011
    • Jordan, Don Greg
    • Phoenix (Ariz.)--History; Jordan, Ben; Teachers--Arizona--Phoenix; Library employees--Arizona--Phoenix--Biography; Phoenix (Ariz.)--Social life and customs
    • Don Greg Jordan was born in 1946 in Colorado and came to Phoenix, Arizona with his parents, Benjamin Hutston and Naomi (Free) Jordan, in 1949. His parents were teachers; his father, Ben, taught at Phoenix Union High School, and his mother, Naomi,...
    • Oral History with Kenneth Kelley, July 7, 2011

    • Oral History with Kenneth Kelley, July 7, 2011
    • Kelley, Kenneth
    • Mohave County (Ariz.)--History; Ranching--Arizona; Agriculture--Arizona
    • Kenneth Kelley comes from a farming and ranching family. He learned how to be an earth mover during the winter when his family was not farming. He shares an interesting past since his birth in 1922.
    • 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 Dale Lindner, May 31, 2011

    • Oral History with Dale Lindner, May 31, 2011
    • Lindner, Barton Dale
    • Phoenix (Ariz.)--History; Wildlife photography--Arizona; Reptiles--Arizona
    • Barton Dale Lindner is a reptile specialist. In this interview, he talks about his family, especially his grandfather, who came to Arizona before statehood to lay streetcar track in Phoenix and stayed to open the first photography studio in that...
    • Oral History with Jackie Meck, February 18, 2011

    • Oral History with Jackie Meck, February 18, 2011
    • Meck, Jackie
    • Buckeye (Ariz.)--History; Local government--Arizona; Water rights--Arizona; Farming--Arizona
    • Jackie Meck was the Mayor of Buckeye, Arizona at the time of this interview. He had previously served as Mayor and on the City Council during the 1960s. Mr. Meck was born in Buckeye in 1941 and relates to Verlyne Meck, his wife, the history of the...
    • 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 Messinger, April 31, 2011

    • Oral History with Paul Messinger, April 31, 2011
    • Messinger, Paul
    • Scottsdale (Ariz.)--History; Funeral homes--Arizona; Undertakers and undertaking--Arizona; Arizona. Legislature. House of Representatives; Local government--Arizona--Scottsdale; Water management--Arizona;
    • Paul Messinger was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and moved to Arizona with his family in 1942. He owns the Messinger Mortuary in Scottsdale, Arizona. Mr. Messinger talks about why he became a mortician and his work in the funeral service over the...
    • Oral History with Paul Sapp, January 28 and February 3, 2011

    • Oral History with Paul Sapp, January 28 and February 3, 2011
    • Sapp, Paul
    • Phoenix (Ariz.)--History; Airplane ambulances--Arizona; Swimming pool industry--Arizona;
    • Paul Sapp grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. In this interview, he talks about his family, the animals they raised, and the many people and businesses he knew growing up. Mr. Sapp graduated from North High School in 1958 and talks some about his school...
    • 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 Willia Stone, May 10, 2011

    • Oral History with Willia Stone, May 10, 2011
    • Stone, Willia Mae
    • Liberty (Ariz.)--History; Teachers--Arizona; Teachers--Alaska
    • Willia Mae (Van Lier) Stone was born and raised in Liberty, Arizona. Her parents were Peter and Carrie Etta (Beloat) Van Lier. Her father was a veteran of the Spanish American War, a farmer in Liberty, and served on the School Board and the Buckeye...
    • Oral History with Karl Deffenbaugh, February 24, 2011

    • Oral History with Karl Deffenbaugh, February 24, 2011
    • Deffenbaugh, Karl
    • Superior (Ariz.); Mining; Agriculture; Cultural Diversity; Business
    • Karl Deffenbaugh was born and raised in Superior, Arizona, and has lived all of his life in Arizona. After retiring from the Sears Corporation, Mr. Deffenbaugh moved from Phoenix back to Superior. In this interview, Mr. Deffenbaugh tells about the...
    • Oral History with Doug Thaement, February 11, 2011

    • Oral History with Doug Thaement, February 11, 2011
    • Thaement, Doug
    • Horseshoeing; Museum of the Horse; Horseshoeing--History; Patagonia (Ariz.)--Biography; Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Adobe buildings--Arizona
    • Doug Thamert is a longtime resident of Patagonia and owner of the local pool hall. For years, Mr. Thamert worked for Anne Stradling, as a blacksmith, in the Museum of the Horse in Patagonia. In this interview, he talks about the circumstances...
    • Oral History with Anna Williams, December 16, 2010

    • Oral History with Anna Williams, December 16, 2010
    • Williams, Anna
    • Polygamy--Arizona--Short Creek--1950-1960; Polygamy--Arizona; Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Children Family relationships; Short Creek (Ariz.); Religious tolerance
    • Anna Johnson Williams was born and raised near the Arizona/Utah Border. At the age of three, Anna, her mother, and her siblings were taken away from their homes during the raid of Short Creek, Arizona. After eight years apart, Williams and her...
    • Oral History with Sister Michael Wilson, January 31, 2011

    • Oral History with Sister Michael Wilson, January 31, 2011
    • Wilson, Sister Michael
    • Winslow (Ariz.); Navajo Indian Reservation; Education--Navajo County (Ariz.); Teaching; Interpersonal relations and culture; Siena Heights University; Powwows
    • Sister Michael Wilson is a Dominican nun who moved to Arizona in 1972 to teach. In this interview, Wilson shares how spending her childhood and beginning her career as a teacher in Michigan helped prepare her for working in the West. Wilson...

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