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    • January 18

    • Unknown
    • African American students; Minorities -- Education -- United States
    • Tucson's first school for African-American children was establish on this date in 1917. The school was named for poet Paul Lawrence Dunbar. This undated photograph shows the front of Dunbar School.
    • June 21

    • Buehman Studios
    • Air conditioning--History
    • On this date in 1936, I.A. Eddy of Yuma developed the first home evaporative cooler, a device which promised to provide Arizonans some longed-for relief from the intense heat of summer. This photographic portrait of an evaporative cooler by...
    • Out 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.); Western stories; West (U.S.) – Literary Collections; Arizona – Description and travel
    • Booklet containing aids for planning public humanities programs around the theme of “Out West.” Booklet, illustrated with photos and a map, is 16 pages, and also includes a loose bookmark reading list.
    • PDF of UA Poetry Center Celebrating 50 Years

    • The University of Arizona Poetry Center
    • American poetry--20th century.
    • Essays on the history of the University of Arizona Poetry Center edited by Poetry Center Executive Director Gail Browne and former Senior Librarian Rodney Phillips. This volume was published concurrently as a printed book. Note: the essay "People,...
    • Arizona Literary Magazine, Fall 2009

    • Heathcotte, Toby (administrator); Jones, Scott (contest coordinator)
    • Arizona Authors Association; Literary magazine--Arizona
    • Winning entries in the 2009 Arizona Authors Association Literary Contest in unpublished categories of Poetry, Essays, Short Stories, Novels and published categories in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Literature.
      Table of...
    • Arizona Literary Magazine, Fall 1997

    • Harnagel, Sandy (ed.)
    • Arizona Authors Association; Literary magazine--Arizona
    • Winning entries in the 1997 Arizona Authors Association Literary Contest in unpublished categories in Short Story, Poetry, and Essay.
      Table of Contents:
      ESSAY
      The Chocolate Bar by Liza Guzman 1
      Lightening, and Monsters and Bugs, Oh...
    • Arizona Literary Magazine, Fall 2002

    • Schartz, Vijaya (ed.); Heathcotte, Toby (contest coordinator)
    • Arizona Authors Association; Literary magazine--Arizona
    • Winning entries in the 2002 Arizona Authors Association Literary Contest in unpublished categories in Article/Essay, Novel, Poetry, and Short Story, and Published Fiction and Published Nonfiction.
      Table of Contents
      Unpublished Essay and...
    • Arizona Literary Magazine, 2014

    • Blake, Elizabeth, Editor
    • Arizona Authors Association; Literary magazine--Arizona
    • Winning entries in 2014 Arizona Authors Literary Contest in unpublished categories in Article/Essay/True Stories, Novel, Poetry, Short Story and in published categories of Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Literature.
    • 2015 Arizona Literary Magazine

    • Blake, Elizabeth Editor
    • Arizona Authors Association, Literature-Contests-Arizona
    • Winning entries in the 2014 Arizona Authors Association Literary Contest in unpublished categories of Poetry, Essays, Short Stories, Novels and published categories in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Literature
    • April 4

    • Mountain States Telephone Company
    • Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (Tucson, Ariz.)--History
    • On this date in 1952, work was underway on Tucson's new Desert Museum. This photograph from 1963 shows the exhibits in what was then the "world's only tunnel-museum." The park also featured outdoor displays, a bird sanctuary, a watershed...
    • August 3

    • Carpenter, Edwin F.,
    • Astronomical observatories--Arizona--Tucson--History; Traffic engineering--Arizona--Tucson
    • On this date in 1933 it was reported that Tucson's mayor and city council killed an ordinance which would have changed the zoning on the northeast corner of Speedway and Campbell from a residential to a commercial zone. Opposition to the ordinance...
    • Carnegie Library

    • Uknown
    • Carnegie libraries; Tucson (Ariz.)
    • This postcard is addressed to Miss Lillie Bishop of Solomonville, Arizona and is postmarked Pearce, Arizona, 1906. Message on card reads "Is Cochrane still inventing. Sharkey. Pearce 11/30/06" Caption on the front of the postcard indicates that...
    • 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...
    • Poster: Tucson's Built Environment

    • Sonoran Heritage and Tucson Public Library (Pima County Public Library)
    • Cities and towns -- Arizona -- Tucson -- History -- Juvenile literature; Tucson (Ariz.) -- History -- Juvenile literature;
    • This poster contains a charts of the major architectural styles found in the Tucson area, and a list of dates relative to the peak of a particular styles popularity. All pictured styles are real buildings in Tucson with an address attached. A...
    • Learning Packet: Shelter

    • Sonoran Heritage and Tucson Public Library (Pima County Public Library)
    • Cities and towns -- Arizona -- Tucson -- History; Tucson (Ariz.) -- History;
    • The "Shelter" learning packet is a series of articles and activities designed to explore how the structures we build reflect our culture and environment. By examining history and architecture we can see how our own community developed and create a...
    • January 3

    • Unknown
    • City Hall (Tucson, Ariz.)
    • On this date in 1917, the new city council of Tucson held its first session and discovered it lacked the funds to pay its current bills. The council decided to raise water taxes 30 percent. Tucson's city hall is pictured here.
    • Learning Packet: Clothing and Costume

    • Sonoran Heritage and Tucson Public Library (Pima County Public Library)
    • Clothing and dress; Costume -- Arizona.
    • "Clothing and Costume: Learning Packet for Group and Individual Study" is a learning packet which looks back at the history of clothing and costumes in the Sonoran Desert region and explores how clothing evolved from necessary protection from the...
    • Document with public comments about memorial tribute materials at University Medical Center

    • Unknown
    • Collective memory--United States; Bereavement; Death--Social aspects; Mourning customs--United States; Memorialization; Memory; Giffords, Gabrielle D. (Gabrielle Dee), 1970--Assasination attempt, 2011; Condolence notes; Tucson (Ariz.)
    • This is a document of comments made by members of the public about the memorial tribute items on the lawn in front of University Medical Center. This document is dated January 26, 2013. These ideas and opinions express many people's belief in the...
    • 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...

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