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    • January 7

    • Magee, Gene
    • Aerial photographs, Tucson
    • Realty Digest announced on this date in 1949 that 5,000 homes were built in Tucson in 1948. This undated image depicts the sprawl of development in Tucson.
    • February 2

    • Western Ways Features Service
    • Aerospace industries--Arizona--History
    • On this date in 1951, Howard Hughes' company Hughes Aircraft, announced plans to build a multi-million dollar defense plant in Tucson and to hire as many as 8,000 employees. Hughes built the plant and then immediately sold it to the U.S. Air Force,...
    • September 15

    • Newcomer, E. D.
    • Air pilots--Arizona--Photographs
    • The tri-motored Fokker plane named "Arizonan" owned by Southwest Air Service and piloted by Jack Frye, an aviation pioneer, set an altitude record of 23,200 feet on this date in 1929. This photograph shows Frye (left) in 1928 at the Phoenix Airport...
    • November 16

    • Western Ways Features Service
    • Airplanes, Military--Photographs
    • On this date in 1945, Davis Monthan Air Base was selected as the storage site for B-29s. This undated photo shows a B-29 being moved across the Southern Pacific railroad tracks in Tucson.
    • 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.
    • Out West: Articles

    • 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 contains the illustrated travel journal of William Henry Bishop, who recorded his observations for an eastern audience as he made his way across southern Arizona. 16 pages.
    • 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,...
    • June 29

    • Unknown
    • American Red Cross--History
    • The first Arizona chapter of the American Red Cross was organized in Phoenix on this date in 1916. This undated photograph is identified as the Red Cross Division marching in a parade during World War I (1914-1918).
    • January 27

    • Newcomer, E.D.
    • Arid regions agriculture
    • Crown Prince Amir Saud of Saudi Arabia toured the Salt River Valley on this date in 1947 to obtain ideas for agricultural development of his own country. This undated photograph shows farm workers harvesting onions.
    • 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...
    • Arizona Literary Magazine, Fall 2010

    • Heathcotte, Toby (administrator); Jones, Scott (contest coordinator)
    • Arizona Authors Association; Literary magazine--Arizona
    • Winning entries in 2010 Arizona Authors Association Literary Contest in unpublished categories in Essay, Novel, Poetry, Short Story and in published categories of Children's Literature, Fiction, and Nonfiction.
      Table of Contents...
    • Arizona Literary Magazine, Fall 2007

    • Schartz, Vijaya (ed.); Manville, Greta (contest coordinator); Lorette, Cleo (contest coordinator)
    • Arizona Authors Association; Literary magazine--Arizona
    • Winning entries in the 2007 Arizona Authors Association Literary Contest. Unpublished categories include Articles/Essays/True Stories, Poetry, Novels, Short Stories. Published categories are Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Literature....
    • July 30

    • Barnes, Will C.
    • Arizona State Fair; Campbell, Thomas Edward, 1878-1944
    • Governor Thomas E. Campbell on this date in 1921 canceled the State Fair to save Arizona taxpayers $90,000. This photograph is identified as an aerial view of the fair in Phoenix taken from a hot air balloon circa 1909.
    • April 21

    • Ban Sing
    • Arizona State Hospital; Arizona State Prison
    • On this date in 1919, the State Prison, Pioneers' Home and State Hospital for the Insane were without funds. The Governor ordered emergency drafts to fund the institutions. This circa 1915 photograph shows members of the Ban Sing family from Tucson...
    • St. Monica's Hospital; 7th Avenue & Buckeye Rd.; 1942 - 1943.

    • Lescher & Mahoney, Architects & Engineers; Phoenix. Arizona.
    • Blueprints--1919-1991; Buildings--1919-1991; Buildings--Arizona-Phoenix; Hospitals--Arizona-Phoenix
    • Commission No. 1070; Docket No. 2-134; 36 Sheets; top sheet/survey sheet--25"L x 37"W. Remaining 35 sheets are 26"L x 39"W. Note: Because the Federal government supplied some funding for building St. Monica's, you will see "Federal Works Agency,...
    • Some resemblances in the ceramics of Central and North America

    • Vaillant, George Clapp, 1901-1945
    • Ceramics; Indian pottery; Indians of North America; Antiquities; Archaeological surveying; Pottery, Prehistoric; Civilization; Indian influences; Indians of Central America; Indians of Mexico
    • (14,990kb pdf) Critical analysis of similarities and differences between various cultures of North and Central America; subsequent ideas as to the types of interactions (if any) between the cultures in North America and their counterparts in...
    • April 18

    • Western Ways Features Service
    • Chiricahua National Monument (Ariz.)
    • On this date in 1924, Chiricahua National Monument was established. This undated photograph of the park shows some of the formations which gave the park its nickname the "Wonderland of Rock."
    • Oral History with Hank Diaz, May 13, 2011

    • Diaz, Hank
    • Sierra Vista (Ariz.); Physical fitness centers--Arizona; Bodybuilding--Competitions
    • Hank Diaz is the founder and owner of Buena Health and Fitness Center in Sierra Vista, Arizona. In this interview, Mr. Diaz talks about how he got involved in body building competitions after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps in the 1950s. He...
    • 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 Bruce Heiden, June 21, 2011

    • Heiden, Bruce
    • Buckeye (Ariz.)--History; Cotton farmers--Arizona--Biography; Schools--Arizona; Water management--Arizona; National Cotton Council of America; Local government--Arizona; Arizona Cotton Growers Association
    • W. Bruce Heiden is a cotton farmer and owner of H Four Farms in Buckeye, Arizona. He was born in 1934 in Buckeye to Walter A. and Louise Marie (Tremblay) Heiden. His father was a mechanic and in 1947 bought the land that the family continues to...

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