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    • Oral History with Harvey Dietrich, April 7, 2011

    • Dietrich, Harvey
    • Stockyards--Arizona; Meat--Packing industry--Arizona; Meat--Packing industry--California; Livestock--Arizona
    • Harvey Dietrich discusses how he got started in the meat packing and cattle industry in Los Angeles during the 1950s. He talks about some of the companies he has worked for, including the Globe Packing Company in Los Angeles and Highland and...
    • Oral History with Francisco Escobar Sr., April 26, 2011

    • Escobar, Francisco Sr.
    • Douglas (Ariz.); Sierra Vista (Ariz.); Fort Huachuca (Ariz.); Korean War, 1950-1953--Aerial operations, American; Computer technicians--United States--Biography
    • Francisco A. Escobar Sr. was born in 1931 and raised in Douglas, Arizona. His parents were originally from Sonora, Mexico. Mr. Escobar served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War as a radio operator in a B-29 bomber and later an EMC...
    • Oral History with Dirk Frauenfelder, Betty Jo Penny, and Caroline Jessen, May 23, 2011

    • Frauenfelder, Dick; Penny, Betty Jo; Jessen, Caroline
    • Yuma County (Ariz.); Gadsden (Ariz.); San Luis (Ariz.); Homesteading; Farming; Agricultural laborers--Arizona
    • The Frauenfelder and Lott families settled in Gadsden and southern Yuma County in the early 1900s. The Frauenfelder came in 1920 and the Lotts in 1912. They describe growing up along the border with Mexico, and how they worked in the fields and...
    • 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.
    • 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 Rita Hamilton, March 31, 2011

    • Hamilton, Rita
    • Scottsdale Public Library; Library administration--Arizona
    • Rita Hamilton is the Director of the Scottsdale Public Library. In this interview, she talks about her childhood, family, education, and why she choose to be a librarian. Mrs. Hamilton has worked in various libraries around the state of Arizona,...
    • Oral History with Martha Gayle, February 23, 2011

    • Gayle, Martha
    • Buckeye (Ariz.); Prisoner of War camps; World War Two; Buckeye Union High School District (Maricopa County, Ariz.)
    • Martha Gayle was born in Phoenix, Arizona, on July 1, 1932. As a child she moved to Buckeye, Arizona with her parents, both of whom were school teachers. After attending Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina and working in California...
    • 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 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...
    • 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.
    • Oral History with Arnold Palacios, April 2, 2011

    • Palacios, Arnold
    • Tucson (Ariz.); Chicano movement--Arizona--Tucson; Mexican Americans--Arizona--Discrimination; Tucson Unified School District (Pima County, Ariz.); Community arts projects--Arizona--Tucson
    • Arnold Palacios is the Executive Directory of Tucson Youth Development. In this interview, he talks about the Chicano Movement in Tucson, Arizona. Mr. Palacios talks about how students from Tucson High School and Pueblo High School protested the...
    • Oral History with George Proctor, May 19, 2011

    • Proctor, George
    • World War, 1939-1945--Pacific Area; Mexican Americans--Arizona; Local government--Santa Cruz County (Ariz.)
    • George Proctor was born in Tucson, Arizona in 1918 and grew up on ranches in the Santa Ritas Mountains area. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in range ecology and was drafted into the U.S. Army for World War II. Mr. Proctor...
    • 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...
    • 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 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.
    • Oral History with Frank Soltys, February 18, 2011

    • Soltys, Frank
    • Tucson (Ariz.)--History; Neighborhood associations--Arizona--Tucson; Youths--Conservation projects (Natural resources)--Arizona
    • Frank Soltys was 8 years old when his family moved to Tucson, AZ in 1959. His father became the Sports Information Director at the University of Arizona. Mr. Soltys talks about his family and what it was like growing up in Tucson. After graduating...
    • Oral History with Trinidad and Yolanda Valentin, March 31, 2011

    • Valentin, Trinidad; Valentin, Yolanda
    • Sierra Vista (Ariz.)--History; Fort Huachuca (Ariz.); Volunteer workers in libraries--Arizona--Sierra Vista;
    • Trinidad and Yolanda Valentin are members of the Sierra Vista Friends of the Library. Trinidad "Trini" Valentin was born in Hayden, Arizona in 1936. Yolanda was born in 1937 and raised in Superior, Arizona. They met while attending the University...
    • Oral History with  Bill Wooten, May 10, 2011

    • Wooten, Bill
    • Yavapai County (Ariz.)--History; Ford Motor Company; Automobile industry and trade--Quality control
    • Bill Wooten grew up in northern and western Arizona. He recounts his family’s ranch and history in the Prescott and Burro Creek areas. Mr. Wooten worked at the Ford Motor Company Proving Grounds in Yucca, Arizona and talks about the work he did...
    • Oral History with Mildred Zúñiga, February 17, 2011

    • Zúñiga, Mildred
    • World War, 1939-1945--War work--California; Educators--Michigan; Educators--Arizona; Tucson (Ariz.)--History;
    • Mildred "Millie" Carrie Zúñiga was born in 1920 in Ohio on her family's farm. She talks about her family history, life during the Great Depression, and her struggles to get an education. She moved to Lansing, Michigan to find work before moving...
    • 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...

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