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    • Oral History with Paul Sapp, January 28 and February 3, 2011

    • 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 Sister Michael Wilson, January 31, 2011

    • 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 Rob Chilcoat, January 21 and 28, 2011

    • 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 Raymond Hunter, February 13, 2011

    • 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...
    • Oral History with Clyde Cobbin, March 25, 2011

    • 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.
    • Nelson Mitchell, Jr. Video Oral History Interview

    • 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 Emma Torres, February 23, 2011

    • Oral History with Emma Torres, February 23, 2011
    • Torres, Emma
    • Yuma County (Ariz.); Immigration and the transnational experience; Agricultural laborers--Arizona; San Luis (Ariz.); Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993; Mexican Americans--Arizona
    • Emma Torres is from Guanajato, Mexico. She moved to San Luis, Arizona when she was five years old and was a field laborer by age 13. Ms. Torres is among the founders of Farm Workers Without Borders (Campesinos sin Fronteras) and worked to develop...
    • Oral History Interview with John L. Conovaloff

    • Oral History Interview with John L. Conovaloff
    • Conovaloff, John L.
    • Conovaloff, John L.; Glendale, Arizona; Russian Community; Molokan Church; Salt River; Arizona State Fairgrounds; Pendergast Elementary School; Farming; Tolleson
    • Russian immigrant, John Conovaloff was member of the Russian community which settled in Glendale, Arizona around 1910. In the 1920s he watched as many members of the Russian colony moved to California, due to the Cotton Crash and because of the...
    • Oral History Interview with Maria Socorro Salinas

    • Oral History Interview with Maria Socorro Salinas
    • Salinas, Maria Socorro
    • Mexican Americans; Glendale, AZ; Farming; Japanese Americans; Konishi; Education; Fiesta Patrias; Murphy Park; Catholic Church
    • Maria Socorro Salinas was a Mexican American born in Glendale, Arizona. Her father worked on Konishi’s farm as a foreman. Yutaka Konishi leased land from Louis Sands at 55th Avenue between Orangewood and Northern Avenues. He raised lettuce and...
    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with Oscar Montano 2011-10-10

    • 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  Bill Wooten, May 10, 2011

    • 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 Sandy Mills, May 18, 2011

    • Oral History with Sandy Mills, May 18, 2011
    • Mills, Sandy
    • Scottsdale (Ariz.); Real estate agents--Arizona
    • Sandy Mills is a real estate agent in Scottsdale, Arizona. In this interview she talks about her work, love of golf, and the expansion of and changes to Scottsdale since the 1980’s. She is a member of the Pinnacle Peak Realtor Marketing Group....
    • 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 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 Michael Tomooka, May 24, 2011

    • 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...
    • 1990 Flagstaff All-Indian Powwow Program

    • 1990 Flagstaff All-Indian Powwow Program
    • Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce
    • Flagstaff--History; Powwows--Arizona--Flagstaff; Powwows--Pictorial works; Festivals--Arizona--Flagstaff; Indians of North America--Rites and ceremonies; Indians of North America--Social life and customs; Indians of North America--Pictorial works;...
    • Program of events for the annual Flagstaff All-Indian Pow Wow, 1990
    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with Rose Cabat 2011-09-03

    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with Rose Cabat 2011-09-03
    • Cabat, Rose, 1914-
    • Centenarians--United States--Interviews; Oral history--Arizona; Tucson (Ariz.)--History--Anecdotes; Pottery--20th century
    • Rose Cabat describes her career as a potter and an artist. Cabat, a native New Yorker, moved to Tucson in 1942. She describes working as a riveter at Davis-Monthan Air Force base during WW2 and describes Tucson in the ‘40s. Cabat gained fame for...

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