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    • Oral History with Dirk Frauenfelder, Betty Jo Penny, and Caroline Jessen, May 23, 2011

    • 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 Louis Gradias, April 19, 2011

    • Oral History with Louis Gradias, April 19, 2011
    • Gradias, Louis
    • Yuma County (Ariz.); Gadsden (Ariz.); Bracero Program; Agricultural laborers--Arizona; San Luis (Ariz.); Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993; Mexican Americans--Arizona
    • Louie Gradias was born and raised in Gadsden. His mother was born in Gadsden in 1918 and met and married his father in 1938. They settled in Gadsden, built their own house and farmed the land. Mr. Gradias remembers attending Gadsden Elementary...
    • Oral History with Martha Hunter, May 3, 2011

    • 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 Toni Miller, January 11, 2011

    • Oral History with Toni Miller, January 11, 2011
    • Miller, Toni
    • Tucson (Ariz.)--History; Souvenirs (Keepsakes)--West (U.S.); Small business--Aizona--Biography
    • Toni Miller owns the Miller Curio Company in Tucson, Arizona. The store has been family owned since 1936. The Miller family also owns another store in Estes Park, Colorado, where the family summers. They owned two other stores in Tucson: Zuni...
    • Oral History with Gloria Duarte, February 27, 2011

    • Oral History with Gloria Duarte, February 27, 2011
    • Duarte, Gloria
    • Immigration and the transnational experience; Day laborers; Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993; Yuma (Ariz.); San Luis (Yuma County,Ariz.); United States. Immigration and Naturalization Service; Agricultural laborers--Arizona
    • Gloria Serrano Duarte is a field worker from San Luis, Arizona. Born in San Luis, Mexico, Ms. Duarte immigrated to the United States with her parents at a young age. Because of laws at the time, however, she was forced to return to Mexico,...
    • Oral History with Cynthia Matus Morris, March 9, 2011

    • 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 Manuel Ruiz, January 14, 2011

    • 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...
    • Oral History with Trinidad and Yolanda Valentin, March 31, 2011

    • 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 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 José Burruel, April 22, 2011

    • 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...
    • Oral History with Dolores Badilla Celaya, December 17, 2010

    • Oral History with Dolores Badilla Celaya, December 17, 2010
    • Celaya, Dolores Badilla
    • Tucson (Ariz.); Pima County (Ariz.); Ranching--Arizona--History; Mexican Americans--Arizona; Farming--Arizona--Tucson
    • Dolores (Badilla) Celaya was born in 1927 and has lived in the Tucson, Arizona area her entire life. In this interview, she talks about her family and life in the area. Her grandparents homesteaded in the Arivaca Valley. Ms. Celaya discusses...
    • Oral History with Roy Chavez, March 23, 2011

    • Oral History with Roy Chavez, March 23, 2011
    • Chavez, Roy
    • Superior (Ariz.)--history; Mining--Arizona--Pinal County; Segregation in education--Arizona--Pinal County; Barbers--Arizona; Mexican Americans--Arizona
    • Roy Chavez has lived his entire life in and around Superior, Arizona. His Mother, Yolanda (Castro) Chavez, taught school and his father, Raymond Chavez, had a barber shop on Main Street. Mr. Chavez talks about growing up in Superior, his education...
    • Oral History with Frank De la Cruz, February 5, 2011

    • Oral History with Frank De la Cruz, February 5, 2011
    • De la Cruz, Frank
    • Tucson (Ariz.); Chicano movement--Arizona--Tucson; Libraries and community--Arizona--Tucson; Mexican Americans--Arizona
    • Frank De la Cruz was the librarian at the El Rio Neighborhood Center on the West Side of Tucson, Arizona. In this interview, Mr. De la Cruz talks about how the El Rio Neighborhood Center came to be in the 1970s and how it serves the communities of...
    • The Golden West: Essays

    • The Golden West: Essays
    • Tucson Public Library (Pima County Public Library) and Arizona Historical Society
    • West (U.S.) – In literature; American Literature – West (U.S.); West (U.S.) – Literary Collections; West (U.S.) Description and travel; Phoenix (Ariz.) – Description and travel
    • A booklet containing two scholarly essays, “The Golden West,” by Paul A. Carter and “Men of Vision: Phoenix” by G. Wesley Johnson, which examines the effects of the industrialization of the Southwest. New technology (in the form of...
    • The Golden West: Program Ideas for Public Libraries

    • The Golden West: Program Ideas for Public Libraries
    • Tucson Public Library (Pima County Public Library) and Arizona Historical Society
    • West (U.S.) – In literature; American Literature – West (U.S.); West (U.S.) – Literary Collections; West (U.S.) Description and travel; Phoenix (Ariz.) – Description and travel
    • Booklet containing aids for planning public humanities programs around the theme of “The Golden West.” Booklet, illustrated with photos and maps, is 16 pages, and also contains loose prefatory, program flyer, bookmark reading list, sample...
    • Writers of the Purple Sage: Origins of a National Myth: Guide to the Resource Kits

    • Writers of the Purple Sage: Origins of a National Myth: Guide to the Resource Kits
    • Tucson Public Library (Pima County Public Library) and Arizona Historical Society
    • American literature – West (U.S.); West (U.S.) – Literary collections; West (U.S.) – In literature
    • Portfolio containing guides to the four resource kits that comprise Riders of the Purple Sage: Origins of a National Myth. Cover illustration is an undated graphic entitled “Ross Browne on the way home.8.5" x 11".
    • Writers of the Purple Sage: Origins of a National Myth: Editorial Preface

    • Writers of the Purple Sage: Origins of a National Myth: Editorial Preface
    • Tucson Public Library (Pima County Public Library) and Arizona Historical Society
    • American literature – West (U.S.); West (U.S.) – Literary collections; West (U.S.) – In literature
    • Flyer that describes the thought behind the Writers of the Purple Sage, to discover through literature the sources of the prevailing American attitudes towards the Southwest. 4 pages
    • Writers of the Purple Sage: Origins of a National Myth: Introduction and Guide to the Resource Kits

    • Writers of the Purple Sage: Origins of a National Myth: Introduction and Guide to the Resource Kits
    • Tucson Public Library (Pima County Public Library) and Arizona Historical Society
    • American literature – West (U.S.); West (U.S.) – Literary collections; West (U.S.) – In literature
    • Booklet that describes the Writers of the Purple Sage resource kits, provides information about humanities programming, and lists institutional resources in Arizona and New Mexico. Includes acknowledgments, an illustration entitled “Arizonan in...
    • Oral History Interview with Dirk Frauenfelder, Betty Jo Penny, and Caroline Jessen

    • Oral History Interview with Dirk Frauenfelder, Betty Jo Penny, and Caroline Jessen
    • Frauenfelder, Dirk; 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...

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