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    • 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 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Nikolaus Family History, Part 1

    • Nikolaus, Leland
    • Oral histories; Navajo County; Biography; Show Low (Ariz.); Mormon Pioneers--Arizona; Small business--Arizona
    • Part 1: At the time of this interview, Leland Nikolaus was 90 years old, and had the distinction of being the oldest living resident having been born in Show Low, Arizona. Leland's grandfather, Franz Ludwig Nikolaus, born in 1858, emigrated from...
    • 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 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 Elena and Ramon Quiroga, January 4, 2011

    • Quiroga, Elena; Quiroga, Ramon
    • Patagonia (Ariz.)--History; Mexican Americans--Arizona; Mining--Arizona;
    • Ramon and Elena (de la Rosa) Quiroga were interviewed by their son Herman Quiroga. Mrs. Quiroga is interviewed first. She was born in Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico in 1933 to Havalino and Angelia de la Rosa. She talks about living in Lochiel and then...
    • 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...
    • "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...
    • Glendale Public Library Oral History with Glenda Wilson and Judy Rhodes, January 27, 2010.

    • Rhodes, Judy and Wilson, Glenda
    • Glendale Public Library; Velma Teague Library; Glendale (Ariz.); Libraries--Glendale, Az. Librarians
    • Glenda Wilson and Judy Rhodes were long-term Glendale Public Library employees when they retired in the last decade. Judy was 16 and still in high school when Library Director Velma Teague hired her. Glenda was newly married and a Texas transplant...
    • The Department of Justice's Operation Fast and Furious: fueling cartel violence

    • United States. Congress. House. Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
    • Illegal arms transfers--Mexico; Organized crime--Mexico
    • 60 pages (PDF version). Col. ill. Map. Includes references. "Prepared for Rep. Darrell E. Issa, Chairman, United States House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform & Senator Charles E. Grassley, Ranking Member, United...
    • Assessment of research project SPR 371 - maintenance cost effectiveness study

    • Peshkin, David G.
    • Pavements, Asphalt--Arizona--Maintenance and repair--Cost effectiveness.
    • 56 pages (PDF version). File size: 972.907 KB. "Final report 371." "May 2006." Prepared for Arizona Department of Transportation in cooperation with U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. SPR-PL-1(47) ITEM 371. "Report no....
    • Dale Huss Interview

    • Huss, Dale
    • Huss, Dale; World War II Aviation; World War II Training; B-17s; B-24s; Luke AFB; World War II
    • Interview with Dale Huss includes audio file and transcript.
    • 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...
    • Oral History with Guillermo Matus and Mike Yourgules, December 7, 2010

    • Matus, Guillermo; Yourgules, Mike
    • Patagonia (Ariz.); Mining camps--Arizona--History; Patagonia (Ariz.)--Biography; Mowry Mine (Ariz.); Patagonia Mine (Ariz.); Ranching--Arizona--History; Ghost towns--Arizona; Patagonia (Ariz.)--Social life and customs
    • Mike Yourgules and Guillermo “Memo” Matus are longtime residents of Patagonia. Both men grew up in the area, and have held various jobs throughout the region. In this interview, the two men talk about growing up and working in Santa Cruz County. ...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • Oral History with Ruth Glass, January 13, 2011

    • Glass, Ruth
    • Tucson (Ariz.); Animal rights activists; Cooperative stores; Political activists
    • Ruth Glass was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1920. As a young mother, Ms. Glass moved to Tucson, Arizona for the benefit of her youngest son, who suffered from a debilitating asthma. This interview chronicles her life in Arizona. After years as...
    • Oral History with Cynthia Matus Morris, March 9, 2011

    • Morris, Cynthia Matus
    • Patagonia (Ariz.); Patagonia (Ariz.)--Biography; Ranching--Arizona--History; Patagonia (Ariz.)--Social life and customs
    • Cynthia Matus Morris was born in 1953 to Guillermo and Carmen (Rivera) Matus and has lived in the area around Patagonia, Arizona her entire life. In this interview, she talks about her family history through grandparents, their holiday...
    • 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,...
    • Holistic Dentists sunrise review: final report

    • Arizona. Legislature. House of Representatives. Health Committee; Arizona. Legislature. Senate. Health Committee.
    • Dentists--Licenses--Arizona; Dental laws and legislation--Arizona; Holistic medicine--Arizona;
    • 80 pages (PDF version). File size: 4102714 Bytes.
    • 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...
    • Reidhead Family History, Part 1

    • Reidhead, Val
    • Oral histories; Apache County; Navajo County; Show Low (Ariz.); Biography; Mormon Pioneers--Arizona; Timber--Arizona; Sawmills--Arizona; Reidhead family
    • Part 1: Val Reidhead's family was always in the sawmill business. He remembered growing up in lumber camps around Linden and Pinedale, Clay Springs and all over the country. Val's grandfather John Oscar Reidhead came from Utah sometime in the...
    • Oral History with James Haboush, January 27, 2011

    • Haboush, James
    • Mental Health--Arizona; Phoenix (Ariz.); Photography; Art
    • James C. Haboush is a an artist, a musician, and a writer who came to Phoenix from Los Angeles in 1986. Mr. Haboush has a mental illness and uses his interview to talk about the situation of the homeless and mentally ill in Phoenix, their...
    • 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...
    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with LaVona Evans 2012-01-21

    • Evans, LaVona, 1912-
    • Centenarians--United States--Interviews; Oral history--Arizona; Tucson (Ariz.)--History--Anecdotes; Mormon families—Anecdotes
    • LaVona Evans recounts her life in Southern Arizona. Evans was born in Thatcher, Arizona on February 14, 1912. Evans talks about her childhood in Thatcher and Mesa and her experiences raising a family in Binghampton, a Mormon settlement that has...
    • Oral History with Elsie Needles, April 29, 2011

    • Needles, Elsie
    • Bullhead City (Ariz.)--History; Museum exhibits--Planning; Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)--History, Local
    • Elsie Needles is a member of the Colorado River Museum. She has a lovely interest in local history. Ms. Needles prepares special displays and presents programs for the museum.
    • Porter Family History, Part 1

    • Porter, David C.
    • Oral histories; Navajo County; Biography; Mail carriers; Masonic Lodge; Show Low (Ariz.); World War II, 1939-1945
    • Part 1: David C. Porter's grandfather Thomas Jefferson Porter represented the South in the Civil War, as he was from Tennessee. After the War, the Porters relocated on the Tularosa Creek, south of Quemado, in New Mexico where they dry-land farmed...
    • Arizona Highways, September 1996

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, September 1996

      Contents:
      2 Along the Way, A Thick Slice of Prime Rib Excites Those Primal Urges, by Larry Tritten.
      3 Letters to the Editor.
      4 The River at Lees Ferry: Icy Water, Dangerous Currents, and Giant...
    • Arizona Highways, August 2000

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation;
    • Arizona Highways, August 2000

      Contents:

      2 LETTERS
      3 WIT STOP "Perret the Penman" is not the kind of nickname that achieves immortality.
      4 ON THE ROAD Revisit John Hance, Arizona's most celebrated liar; go foraging with...
    • Arizona Highways, July 2001

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation;
    • Arizona Highways, July 2001

      Contents:

      2 E-MAIL AND LETTERS
      3 TAKING THE OFF-RAMP Explore Arizona's oddities, attractions and pleasures.
      6 RECREATION River Rerun Sixty years after the first solo trip down the Colorado...
    • Oral History with Ace Bailey, February 15, 2011

    • Bailey, Ace
    • Scottsdale (Ariz.); Architecture and tourism; Art, Municipal; Hotel Valley Ho (Scottsdale, Ariz.); Soleri, Paolo, 1919-
    • Ace Bailey is the owner of Ultimate Art and Cultural Tours. Through her company, Ms. Bailey runs guided tours throughout the Scottsdale community. Her tours take visitors through the many interesting landmarks in downtown Scottsdale. In this...
    • Oral History with Connie Bailey, May 20, 2011

    • Bailey, Connie
    • Buckeye (Ariz.)--History; General Federation of Women's Clubs;
    • Connie Bailey is the former president of the Buckeye Women’s Club and Executive Director of the Buckeye Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Bailey talks of her personal history. In her interview, she discusses the history of Buckeye, Arizona and the Buckeye...
    • Oral History with Mary Stella Fisher Carrera, June 10, 2011

    • Carrera, Mary Stella Fisher
    • Buckeye (Ariz.)--History; Mexican Americans--Arizona--Social Life and Customs; Mexican Americans--Arizona--Discrimination
    • Mary Stella (Fisher) Carrera was born in Buckeye, Arizona in 1933 and has lived there her entire life. In this interview, she talks about her family, education (including attending a private school in Mexico), and learning to fly. She talks a great...
    • Arizona Literary Magazine, Fall 2005

    • Schartz, Vijaya (ed.); Heathcotte, Toby (contest coordinator)
    • Arizona Authors Association; Literary magazine--Arizona
    • Winning entries in the 2005 Arizona Authors Association Literary Contest in unpublished categories of Essay/Article, Novel, Poetry, and Short Story and published categories of Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Literature.
      Table of...
    • 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...
    • Oral History with Pat Call, March 16, 2011

    • Call, Pat
    • Cochise County (Ariz.); Cochise County (Ariz.). Board of Supervisors; Cochise County (Ariz.). Dept. of Planning and Zoning; Sierra Vista (Ariz.); Fort Huachuca (Ariz.); Water rights--Arizona; Watershed management; San Pedro River Watershed (Mexico...
    • Pat Call is the District One Chairman of the Cochise County Board of Supervisors. The Board of Supervisors is the governing and policy-making body of the Cochise County. Mr. Call is a long-time resident of Sierra Vista, who returned to the city in...
    • 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 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...
    • Oral History with Vicki Schulz, June 24, 2011

    • Schulz, Vicki
    • Buckeye (Ariz.)--History
    • Vicki (Hunter) Schulz was born in Buckeye, Arizona in 1947 to Ralph Edward and Dorothy Imajean (McKee) Hunter. Her husband is Gene Schulz. In this interview, she talks about her family history and what it was like to grow up in Buckeye.
    • "The Traveler" Glendale Community College Literary Magazine, 2015

    • Glendale Community College
    • Glendale Community College (Maricopa County, Ariz.)--History; College students' writings, American--Arizona--Glendale--Periodicals; Creative writing (Higher education)--Periodicals; Short stories, American--Periodicals; American poetry--21st...
    • Lead Designer: Katie Sutton. Production Team: Jimmy Cruze, Danielle Horn, Adrian Pelayo, Jessica Snyder, Christian Talavera. Student Jurors: Elena Dolphin, Melissa Palacios, Nannette White. Student Literary Staff: Philip Boddy Jr, Tina...
    • Foil Family History, Part 1

    • Foil, David A. Jr.
    • Oral Histories; Apache County; Navajo County; Biography; McNary, James Graham, b. 1877; McNary, (Ariz.)--History; Timber--Ariz.; Apache Sitgreaves National Forest (Ariz.)
    • Part 1: David A. Foil, Jr. was born in Bogalusa, a sawmill town in Louisiana in 1922. His father didn't work for the timber industry though, but rather for the trains, then a furniture factory. In the midst of the Great Depression when and all...
    • Arizona Highways, September 1995

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

      Contents:
      2 ALONG THE WAY Rattlesnakes can be nasty if provoked, but mainly what they need is a little respect.
      3 LETTERS
      4 COVER STORY. KARTCHNER CAVERNS: A GIFT OF NATURE Descend into the...
    • Arizona Highways, September 1992

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, September 1992

      Contents:
      2 ALONG THE WAY Want to photograph like a pro? Here’s how.
      3 LETTERS
      4 BIRDING. RARE HAVENS FOR BIRD-WATCHERS Ask the power birders where the best sites are, and they’ll tell you...
    • Arizona Highways, November 1998

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation;
    • Arizona Highways, November 1998

      Contents:

      2 LETTERS
      3 WIT STOP "If we consider a mirage to be something that we think we're looking at but we're really not, then I often experience mirages in the air-conditioned comfort of...
    • Arizona Highways, June 1998

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation;
    • Arizona Highways, June 1998

      Contents:

      2 LETTERS
      3 ALONG THE WAY Why am I, a non-swimmer who's deathly afraid of water, cliff-diving into the frigid Colorado River?
      4 the cover A NEW GETAWAY EXPERIENCE AT GRAND CANYON...

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