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    • Oral History with Betty Grounds, July 8, 2011

    • Grounds, Betty
    • Kingman (Ariz.); Mohave County (Ariz.)--History; Mohave County (Ariz.)--Pioneers; Ranching--Arizona
    • Betty (Clark) Grounds was born in 1918 to the Clark family, a pioneer family in the Kingman area. She recounts her life growing up on a dairy ranch and attending school there. She married into another pioneer family, the Grounds.
    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with Oscar Montano 2011-10-10

    • Montano, Oscar, 1911-
    • Centenarians--United States--Interviews; Oral history--Arizona; Tucson (Ariz.)--History--Anecdotes; Yuma (Ariz.)--History
    • Oscar Montano describes his family's immigration from Ireland to the mountains of Northern Mexico and eventually settling in Tucson, Arizona. Montano discuses his career with Levy's department store, starting as a delivery boy, salesman and...
    • 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...
    • Garth Brown

    • Garth Brown
    • Congress, Arizona
    • Life and times in Congress Arizona
    • 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...
    • Dr. Robert Ashe

    • Ashe, Dr. Robert
    • Glendale (Ariz) -- Newspaper; Glendale, AZ; Glendale (Ariz) --Social life and customs; Glendale (Ariz) -- Glendale Union High School
    • In the 1940s, Dr. Robert Ashe was the former Superintendent of Glendale and Peoria High School Districts, during a period of great growth. He was instrumental in transforming Glendale School District from a small farming town school district, to a...
    • 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.
    • Survey of Arizonans' attitudes about public libraries: fall 2006

    • Northern Arizona University. Social Research Laboratory.
    • Library users--Arizona-- Interviews; Libraries--User satisfaction--Arizona; Public libraries--Arizona;
    • 90 pages (PDF version). File size: 860.45 KB. "February 2007."--Cover. "Arizona public library survey 2006"--Running title. Includes charts and statistics.
      Frederic I. Solop, Ph.D., Director, Principal Investigator; Kristi K. Hagen, M.A.,...
    • Nelson Mitchell, Jr. Video Oral History Interview

    • Mitchell, Nelson, Jr.
    • Luke AFB; WWII; Navy; African American Armed Forces; Pearl Harbor; Phoenix, AZ
    • Video oral history interview with Nelson Mitchell, Jr. where he discusses his career in the US Navy during WWII.
    • Oral History with Pedro Guerrero, May 14, 2011

    • Guerrero, Pedro E.
    • Mesa (Ariz.); Segregation in education--Arizona--Maricopa County; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial photography; Guerrero, Pedro E.; Photographer--Biography; Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959; Taliesin West (Scottsdale, Ariz.); Calder, Alexander,...
    • Pedro E. Guerrero (1917-2012) grew up in Mesa, Arizona. In this interview he talks about growing up as a Latino in segregated Arizona and the prejudice he faced before and after integration. Mr. Guerrero talks about his family, especially his...
    • Arizona Highways, May 2010

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, May 2010

      Contents:
      02 EDITOR’S LETTER
      03 CONTRIBUTORS
      04 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
      05 THE JOURNAL People, places and things from around the state, including a meat-lovers’ holy grail in Tucson, the wily...
    • "The Traveler" Glendale Community College Literary Magazine, 2011

    • Glendale Community College
    • Glendale Community College (Maricopa County, Ariz.); College students' writings, American--Arizona--Glendale--Periodicals; Creative writing (Higher education)--Periodicals; Short stories, American--Periodicals; American poetry--21st...
    • The Traveler, 2011. Student Graphic Design Staff: Enrique Hernandez, Mike Lean, Alayna Martinez, Ryan McDowell, Samantha Wicker. Faculty Advisors: Michelle Blomberg, Graphic Design and Production; Dean Terasaki, Sharon Forsmo, Visual Arts; John...
    • Porter Family History, Part 2

    • Porter, David C.
    • Oral histories; Navajo County; Biography; Mail carriers; Masonic Lodge; Shriners; Show Low (Ariz.);
    • Part 2: David C. Porter had a busy civic life as well. He joined the Masons in Show Low shortly after his father died, having had a Masonic funeral. He served as secretary for 15 years and was Grand Master in 1990. And then he became a...
    • Arizona Highways, March 1994

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, March 1994

      Contents:
      02 ALONG THE WAY Tawny gold may sound overly poetic, but it happens in Arizona twice a day.
      03 LETTERS
      04 CULTURE. THE WORLD OF THE BORDERLANDS Here are Indians, cowboys, and ranchers...
    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with Lucile Porter 2011-07-05

    • Porter, Lucile, 1913-
    • Centenarians--United States--Interviews; Oral history--Arizona; Tucson (Ariz.)--History--Anecdotes; Volunteer workers in social service--Arizona
    • Lucille Porter recounts her life in Tucson, Arizona beginning with her relocation in 1966. Her experiences in Tucson include being a schoolteacher at the Veterans Affairs (VA), as well as being a student at the Southern Arizona Association for the...
    • Arizona Highways, August 2004

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, August 2004

      Contents:
      02 LETTERS & E-MAIL
      03 TAKING THE OFF-RAMP
      06 SPECIAL INDIAN ARTS SECTION: NATIVE AMERICAN ORIGINALITY There’s a quiet, unique world in Arizona where artisans go about the tedious work...
    • Oral History with Clyde Cobbin, March 25, 2011

    • Cobbin, Clyde
    • Buckeye (Ariz.)--History; Floods--Arizona--Maricopa County--1970-1980; Cotton pickers--Arizona
    • Clyde Cobbin moved to Arizona in the 1950s to work in the cotton camps around Buckeye. He talks about Allenville floods in the 1970s and the creation of Hopeville.
    • Arnold Ong Oral History Interview

    • Ong, Arnold
    • Glendale, AZ; Chinese Americans; Boy Scouts; Gene's Market; WWII
    • Arnold Ong was born in China, he immigrated with his family to the United States in 1934. His father had immigrated earlier to establish himself, he began running a grocery business in Phoenix, Arizona. His family bought two lots of land in...
    • Berta Williams Interview Transcsript Part Two.

    • Berta Williams and Charlotte Cushman.
    • Postmasters--1920-1930; Women postal service employees--Arizona; Post office buildings--Arizona; Ranch life--Arizona--Pima
    • Transcsript of interview with Berta Williams, daughter of Rosa Ronquillo Rhodes on September 4, 2009. Berta recounts stories about her mother, the Post Office, and growing up in Redington, Arizona.
    • Arizona Highways, April 1995

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, April 1995

      Contents:
      02 ALONG THE WAY Tornado, Arizona, disappeared on April Fool’s Day, 1927, becoming part of the Arizona that might have been.
      03 LETTERS
      04 HISTORY. SEVENTY YEARS ON THE ROAD Come back...
    • Arizona Highways, July 1993

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, July 1993

      Contents:
      02 ALONG THE WAY When The Phoenix Symphony tackled the music of Mahler’s 8th, it created a phenomenon.
      03 LETTERS
      04 THE COVER. ROOSEVELT LAKE: JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT In July, when the...
    • Jeanne Malloque Oral History Interview

    • Malloque, Jeanne (Ipharr)
    • Glendale, AZ; Basque; Sheepherding; Flagstaff, AZ; Discrimination; Glendale Union High School
    • Jeanne Malloque was born in Idaho, in May of 1921. She and her family moved to Phoenix as a means to alleviate her brother’s asthma symptoms. Settling in Glendale in 1928. Her father was born in the French Pyrenees Mountains – Basque Country. Sheep...
    • Arizona Highways, November 1993

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, November 1993

      Contents:
      02 ALONG THE WAY When a feast of wild turkey turns out to be the barnyard variety, it’s best to keep it under wraps.
      03 LETTERS
      04 NOSTALGIA. ALL THEIR YESTERDAYS Two youngsters...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • JY "EC" Otondo Oral History Interview

    • Otondo, JY "EC"
    • Glendale, AZ: Arizona Communities; Basque Community; Los Angeles, CA; Great Depression; Sheep Ranching;
    • “EC” Otondo was part of one of the first, if not the first sheep families to live in Arizona. He remembers herding his sheep down the trail from northern Arizona to Gilbert. Moving along the San Francisco Peaks into the valley. During this period,...
    • John Coury Oral History Interview

    • Coury, John
    • Glendale, AZ; Phoenix, AZ; Coury's Market; Grocery Business; Valley National Bank; Labanese-American Community; WWII
    • John, a Syrian [Lebanese] immigrant whose family fled Syria [Lebanon] to escape the Turkish War and persecution of Christians, first settled in Ray, Arizona around 1910 and later moved to Glendale. He graduated from University of Arizona in May...
    • Oral History with Raymond Hunter, February 13, 2011

    • Hunter, Raymond
    • Phoenix (Ariz.); Civic improvement--Arizona--Phoenix; Entertainment; Audubon Society; Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Adobe buildings--Arizona
    • Raymond Hunter is a commercial lawyer who has been practicing in Arizona for over forty years. Born and raised in Phoenix, Mr. Hunter has lived most of his life in the Central Phoenix area. In this interview, Mr. Hunter discusses the changing...
    • 2009 Reference Guide

    • Arizona Office of Tourism
    • Tourism--Arizona
    • 91 pages (PDF version). File size 2,169 KB
    • Oral History with Helen Vance, April 22, 2011

    • Vance, Helen
    • Sierra Vista (Ariz.)--History; Police--Arizona
    • Helen Vance was born in Mexico City in 1930. She talks about living and attending school in Mexico, where her father was a coffee buyer. Mrs. Vance and her husband, Reed Vance, moved to Sierra Vista, Arizona in 1959. Mr. Vance worked for the Sierra...
    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with Raul Castro 2011-07-22

    • Castro, Raul H., 1916-
    • Centenarians--United States--Interviews; Oral history--Arizona; Tucson (Ariz.)--History--Anecdotes; Castro, Raul H. 1916- Mexican-American Border Region--History, Local; Arizona; Governor (1975-1977, Castro) Ambassadors--United States--Anecdotes
    • Former Arizona Governor and United States Ambassador, Raúl Castro recounts his childhood in Southern Arizona, and describes his early struggles as a Mexican-American youth attempting to get an education. Castro also describes his lifelong political...
    • "The Traveler" Glendale Community College Literary Magazine, 1996

    • Glendale Community College
    • Glendale Community College (Maricopa County, Ariz.); College students' writings, American--Arizona--Glendale--Periodicals; Creative writing (Higher education)--Periodicals; Short stories, American--Periodicals; American poetry--20th...
    • The Traveler, 1996. Literary Judges: Freddie Anttila; Carmela Arnoldt; Marla Dinchak; Mildred Fischer; Pat Haas; Betsy Herlihy; Marilyn Hoffs; Janet Klann; Jim Reed; Marilyn Schiedat. Art Jurors: Ted Decker; RJ Merrill. Literary Staff: Derek...
    • Arizona Highways,  January 2006

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, January 2006

      Contents:
      02 DEAR EDITOR
      03 ALL WHO WANDER Snowplowing into sibling rivalry.
      04 VIEWFINDER The land connects photographer and a friend.
      05 TAKING THE OFF-RAMP Explore Arizona oddities,...
    • Arizona Highways, July 2007

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, July 2007

      Contents:
      02 DEAR EDITOR
      03 ALL WHO WANDER An Apache reservation lesson.
      04 VIEWFINDER A fresh eye refreshes the heart.
      05 TAKING THE OFF-RAMP Arizona oddities, attractions and pleasures....
    • Oral History with Rob Chilcoat, January 21 and 28, 2011

    • Chilcoat, Rob
    • Kingman (Ariz.)--History; Aeronautics--Arizona--History
    • Rob Chilcoat was born and raised in the Kingman, Arizona area. He talks about the places his family lived while his father worked for the Santa Fe Railroad. Mr. Chilcoat joined the U.S. Air Force in 1977 and was stationed in England. He is the...
    • Oral History with Carol Padwe, May 17, 2011

    • Padwe, Carol
    • Scottsdale (Ariz.); Finance, Personal Planning; Library planning--Arizona
    • Carol Padwe moved to Scottsdale, Arizona in 1974. She is the first vice-president of a Wall Street firm and works with families, overseeing and coordinating their financial affairs. Ms. Padwe currently serves on the Scottsdale Public Library Board...
    • Oral History with Michael Tomooka, May 24, 2011

    • Tomooka, Michael
    • Sierra Vista (Ariz.); Teaching--Arizona; School sports--Coaching--Arizona; Sierra Vista Unified School District (Cochise County, Ariz.)
    • Michael "Mike" Tomooka is a long-time Spanish and Physical Education teacher and coach at Buena High School in Sierra Vista, Arizona. He grew up in Tucson, Arizona and talks about his family, past and present. Mr. Tomooka started at Buena High...
    • 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 George Fass, January 26, 2011

    • Fass, George
    • World War II; Kingman (Ariz.); Mohave County (Ariz.); Children and family; Ranching; Mining-Arizona
    • George Fass was born in 1929 and raised in Kingman, Arizona and has lived most of his life there. In this interview, Fass relates some of the changes in Kingman as it grew from a small town with only one stop sign and surrounded by ranches, to the...
    • Oral History with David and Nancy MacCollum, May 16, 2011

    • MacCollum, David V., 1923- ; MacCollum, Nancy
    • Sierra Vista (Ariz.); MacCollum, David V., 1923- ; United States. Army. Corps of Engineers; United States. Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health;
    • David and Nancy MacCollum talk about growing up in Oregon before moving to Arizona in 1963. Mr. and Mrs. MacCollum talk about moving to Arizona and the changes that have occurred in the last 50 years around Sierra Vista, Arizona. Mr. MacCollum...
    • "The Traveler" Glendale Community College Literary Magazine, 1995

    • Glendale Community College
    • Glendale Community College (Maricopa County, Ariz.); College students' writings, American--Arizona--Glendale--Periodicals; Creative writing (Higher education)--Periodicals; Short stories, American--Periodicals; American poetry--20th...
    • The Traveler, 1995. Literary Judges: Carmela Amoldt; Larry Bohlender; Dave Grant; Pat Haas; Marilyn Hoffs; Janet Klann; Eleanor Marshall-White; Laura Schuett; Charles Sohn. Art Jurors: Luis Baiz. Literary Staff: Melinda Davis; Kim Essendrup; Gwen...
    • Arizona Highways, April 2008

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, April 2008

      Contents:
      02 EDITOR’S LETTER
      03 CONTRIBUTORS
      04 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
      05 THE JOURNAL People, places and things from around the state, including cowboy chef Robert McGrath, Suns announcer Al...
    • 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 Elizabeth Ragatz, May 23, 2011

    • Ragatz, Elizabeth
    • Sierra Vista (Ariz.)--History; Military spouses--Travel; Fort Huachuca (Ariz.); Korean War, 1950-1953--Military intelligence; Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Military intelligence
    • Elizabeth Ragatz was born and raised in Nebraska. She married William T. Ragatz and followed him around the world during his career in the U.S. Army. They have six children. His last posting was at Fort Huachuca in Arizona. They retired in Sierra...
    • "The Traveler" Glendale Community College Literary Magazine, 1999

    • Glendale Community College
    • Glendale Community College (Maricopa County, Ariz.); College students' writings, American--Arizona--Glendale--Periodicals; Creative writing (Higher education)--Periodicals; Short stories, American--Periodicals; American poetry--20th...
    • The Traveler, 1999. Literary Staff: Marion Eckholm; Wes Bailey. Literary Judges: Barbara Jordan; Carmela Arnoldt; Charles Sohn; Freddie Anttila; Kirt Shineman; Mary Jane Onnen; Marti Moraga; Mildred Fischer; Pam Joraanstad; Pat Haas; Ruth Callahan....
    • Reidhead Family History, Part 2

    • Reidhead, Val
    • Oral histories; Apache County; Navajo County; Show Low (Ariz.); Biography; Mormon Pioneers--Arizona; Timber--Arizona; Sawmills--Arizona; Reidhead family
    • Part 2: Val describes the days when the Reidhead Lumber Company operated between McNeil Road and Whipple Road, before Central Ave. existed. The Chamber of Commerce building was their office, and Charlie Reidhead had a home nearby. Show Low as a...

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