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    • Tower Building at AIFT

    • Fred Koppl
    • Aircraft control tower; American Graduate School of International Management; Thunderbird; Thunderbird Field;
    • The Tower Building remains the most prominent landmark at the American Institute for Foreign Trade. This 1952 photo by a Thunderbird alumnus Fred Koppl clearly shows the runway in front of the former air control tower.
    • The Start of the China Program

    • Unknown
    • American Graduate School of International Management
    • 1980 Dr. William Voris shakes hands with the Chinese representative of the Beijing Institute for Foreign Trade upon the occasion of the Thunderbird's agreement for a cooperative program with the Chinese university October 3, 1980. The Chinese...
    • Oral History interview with President Arthur Peterson

    • Peterson, Dr. Arthur
    • American Institute for Foreign Trade (Thunderbird School of Global Management).
    • Dr. Peterson was President of the American Institue for Foreign Trade from 1966-1969. In this interview he reflects on his first impressions of the campus, the students, Board of Directors and faculty. Dr. Peterson also discusses how, during his...
    • E Award Procession

    • Unknown
    • American Institute for Foreign Trade; Awards;
    • Frank C. Brophy, former AIFT Board Member (left) along with Arizona Senator Carl Hayden (right) lead the procession for the November 8, 1965 presentation of the E Award granted by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Behind Hayden is Governor Paul...
    • American Institute for Foreign Trade Founding Administrators

    • Unknown
    • American Institute for Foreign Trade; Dunne, Finley Peter; Patterson, John; Yount, Barton Kyle
    • Three men who developed the American Institute for Foreign Trade in 1946-47 are shown in this photo (l-r). 1) John Patterson was former Director of the School of Public Affairs of American University and Chief, Division of Inter-American...
    • Faculty Tea at Thunderbird

    • Unknown
    • American Institute for Foreign Trade; Noronha, Senorha Maria Leopoldina;
    • In the 1950s, a "tea" was the proper way to welcome new faculty to the American Institute for Foreign Trade. Second from right is Spanish and Portuguese professor, La Senhorita Maria Leopoldina de Noronha.
    • AIFT Rodeo Parade Float

    • Unknown
    • American Institute for Foreign Trade; Parades & processions 1930 - 1990; Parade floats; Rodeo;
    • American Insitute for Foreign Trade students display their Latin American influence on a float in the annual Rodeo Parade in Phoenix.
    • Entrance Sign to American Institute for Foreign Trade Campus

    • Unknown
    • American Institute for Foreign Trade; Schools--Arizona--Glendale; Thunderbird Field I
    • The American Institute for Foreign Trade opened its doors on Oct. 1, 1946, just six months after its founders acquired Thunderbird Field I, the deactivated Army Air Forces Training Base. Because the school received the property from the War Assets...
    • Aerial Photo, 1957

    • Unknown
    • American Institute for Foreign Trade; Schools; Airbases; War Assets Administration;
    • On March 14, 1957, the School took full title to the property formerly known as Thunderbird Field. The property had been deeded to the School by the War Assets Administration on the condition that, "for a period of ten years….said premises shall...
    • Entrance, The American Institute for Foreign Trade

    • Unknown
    • American Institute for Foreign Trade; Thunderbird Field I; World War II;
    • Founder's Hall, at the entrance to the AIFT Campus, was the original administration building during World War II when Thunderbird Field I was an Army Air Forces training base. After the base was converted to a school, the building housed the...
    • Faculty Building at AIFT

    • Unknown
    • American Institute for Foreign Trade; Thunderbird Field I;
    • When the former airbase was converted into a school of management, its aircraft control tower became the faculty building for the school.
    • Oral History with David Gunckel, April 22, 2011

    • Gunckel, David
    • Sierra Vista (Ariz.); Library Administration--Arizona; Sierra Vista Public Library (Ariz.);
    • David Gunckel is a retired Director of Library Services for Sierra Vista, Arizona. In this interview he talks about growing up as the son of a Navy pilot who was stationed at bases around the country, his family and education, and why he wanted to...
    • 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

    • 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 Robert Kravetz, April 21, 2011

    • Kravetz, Robert
    • Phoenix (Ariz.)--History; Phoenix Indian Medical Center; Physicians--Arizona--Biography;
    • Dr. Robert Kravetz was born in New York City and grew up in New Jersey. He is a specialist in Gastroenterology (digestive diseases). Dr. Kravetz first came to Phoenix in 1961 as part of Public Health to work at the Phoenix Indian Hospital for two...
    • Oral History with Gloria Martinez, March 25, 2011

    • Martinez, Gloria
    • Superior (Ariz.)--History; Teachers--Arizona--Superior
    • Gloria (Marascal) Martinez was born in 1929 in Miami, Arizona to George and Lupe Marascal. She grew up in Superior, Arizona where her father was a bar owner. In 1949, she married Carlos R. Martinez and they had six children. Mrs. Martinez was a...
    • 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

    • 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 Manuel Ruiz, January 14, 2011

    • Ruiz, Manuel
    • Superior (Ariz.)--History; Magma Copper Company; School sports--Coaching--Arizona; Ranching--Arizona; Mining--Arizona; Local government--Arizona
    • Manuel “Manny” Ruiz was born in 1933 to Manuel and Frances (Bertolio) Ruiz and grew up in Superior, Arizona. He played sports in high school and at the Arizona State College in Flagstaff (now Northern Arizona University). After graduating with a...
    • Oral History with John Salem, February 10, 2011

    • Salem, John
    • Kingman (Ariz.)--Local government; Service stations--Arizona;
    • Edward John Salem, Jr. was serving his second term as Mayor of Kingman at the time of the interview. He has worked in the auto repair industry since his days growing up in the Phoenix area, and archived the coveted ASE Master Automobile Service...

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