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    • Oral History with Patricia Egan, January 26, 2011

    • Oral History with Patricia Egan, January 26, 2011
    • Egan, Patricia
    • Navajo Indian Reservation--Schools; Navajo Indian Reservation--Social life and customs; Northland Pioneer College;
    • Patricia Egan was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. In 1989, she moved to Arizona to teach at Dilkon Elementary School on the Navajo Reservation. Ms. Egan talks about the cultural differences between herself and her students and how those...
    • Oral History with Donna Gaab, May 20, 2011

    • Oral History with Donna Gaab, May 20, 2011
    • Gaab, Donna
    • Bisbee (Ariz.); Library administration--Cochise County (Ariz.)
    • Donna Gaab is a retired Director of the Cochise County Library District, a position she held for 30 years. She was born and raised in Ohio and moved to Arizona in 1974. Ms. Gaab obtained her Masters from the library school at the University of...
    • 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 Rita Hamilton, March 31, 2011

    • 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 Bruce Heiden, June 21, 2011

    • 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...
    • 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 Jeremy Jones, February 18, 2011

    • Oral History with Jeremy Jones, February 18, 2011
    • Jones, Jeremy
    • Architects--Arizona--Biography; Architects as artists; Watercolorists--Arizona; Library architecture--Arizona
    • Jeremy Jones is an architect who has designed many public buildings in Arizona. He works mostly on the design phase of the architectural process which utilized his artistic talents. Mr. Jones was born in 1944 in Spokane, Washington and spent his...
    • Oral History with Harold Lewkowitz, March 22, 2011

    • Oral History with Harold Lewkowitz, March 22, 2011
    • Lewkowitz, Harold
    • Phoenix (Ariz.)--History; Lawyers--Arizona--Biography; Civic improvement--Arizona--Phoenix
    • Harold Jerome "Jerry" Lewkowitz was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. His parents, Herman and Carrie Rebekah (Epstein) Lewkowitz, were heavily involved in the Jewish Community and with Phoenix civil endeavors. Herman Lewkowitz was a prominent...
    • Oral History with Dale Lindner, May 31, 2011

    • Oral History with Dale Lindner, May 31, 2011
    • Lindner, Barton Dale
    • Phoenix (Ariz.)--History; Wildlife photography--Arizona; Reptiles--Arizona
    • Barton Dale Lindner is a reptile specialist. In this interview, he talks about his family, especially his grandfather, who came to Arizona before statehood to lay streetcar track in Phoenix and stayed to open the first photography studio in that...
    • Oral History with Elizabeth Ragatz, May 23, 2011

    • Oral History with Elizabeth Ragatz, May 23, 2011
    • Ragatz, Elizabeth
    • Sierra Vista (Ariz.)--History; Military spouses--Travel; Fort Huachuca (Ariz.); Korean War, 1950-1953--Military intelligence; Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Military intelligence
    • Elizabeth Ragatz was born and raised in Nebraska. She married William T. Ragatz and followed him around the world during his career in the U.S. Army. They have six children. His last posting was at Fort Huachuca in Arizona. They retired in Sierra...
    • Oral History with Vicki Schulz, June 24, 2011

    • 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 Ernie Smith, February 17, 2011

    • Oral History with Ernie Smith, February 17, 2011
    • Smith, Ernie
    • Lake Havasu City (Ariz.); Fire departments--Arizona--Lake Havasu City--History; Fire departments--Arizona--Lake Havasu City--Officials and employees--Biography
    • Ernie Smith is from Lake Havasu City, Arizona. He was the first Fire Chief of the Lake Havasu Fire Department. Mr. Smith recounts the history of the first fire department in Lake Havasu City and his role as Fire Chief.
    • Oral History with Jack and Mary Song, January 27, 2011

    • Oral History with Jack and Mary Song, January 27, 2011
    • Song, Jack; Song, Mary
    • Scottsdale (Ariz.)--History; Chinese Americans--Arizona--Biography; Chinese restaurants--Arizona--Scottsdale; Bars (Drinking establishments)--Arizona--Scottsdale; Jazz musicians
    • Jack and Mary Song were restaurant owners in Scottsdale, Arizona. Jack Song was born in Chandler, Arizona in 1929 and moved to Scottsdale before he was a year old. He talks about growing up in Scottsdale, the schools he attended, and being the only...
    • Oral History with Danielle Stephens, April 29, 2011

    • Oral History with Danielle Stephens, April 29, 2011
    • Stephens, Danielle
    • Mohave County (Ariz.); Ranching--Arizona; Cofer, Irene Cornwall, 1891-1977
    • Danielle Stephens' family settled in the Signal area of Mohave County. Her grandmother, Irene Cornwall Cofer, wrote a local classic, "The Lunch Tree." Ms. Stephens reminisces about life on the family’s ranches.
    • Oral History with Douglas Sydnor, March 10, 2011

    • Oral History with Douglas Sydnor, March 10, 2011
    • Sydnor, Douglas B.
    • Sydnor, Douglas B.; Architecture--Arizona; Scottsdale (Ariz.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Phoenix (Ariz.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Architects--Arizona--Biography; Historic preservation--Arizona
    • Douglas Sydnor is an architect. His parents, Reginald and Dorothy Sydnor, moved the family to Phoenix, Arizona in 1955 where his father was an architect. Mr. Sydnor talks about growing up in central Phoenix and Paradise Valley and discusses the...
    • 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 with Helen Vance, April 22, 2011

    • Oral History with Helen Vance, April 22, 2011
    • Vance, Helen
    • Sierra Vista (Ariz.)--History; Police--Arizona
    • Helen Vance was born in Mexico City in 1930. She talks about living and attending school in Mexico, where her father was a coffee buyer. Mrs. Vance and her husband, Reed Vance, moved to Sierra Vista, Arizona in 1959. Mr. Vance worked for the Sierra...
    • 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 Irene Aja, March 3, 2011

    • Oral History with Irene Aja, March 3, 2011
    • Aja, Irene; Aja, Basilio
    • Basque Americans--Arizona; Sheep--Arizona
    • Irene (Escheverria) Aja discusses her family and their work in the sheep industry in Arizona. Both of her parents immigrated from the Basque region of Spain. Mrs. Aja talks about growing up in Winslow, Wickenburg and Phoenix as her family traveled...
    • Oral History with Art de Cabooter, March 31, 2011

    • Oral History with Art de Cabooter, March 31, 2011
    • de Cabooter, Arthur W.
    • Scottsdale (Ariz.); Scottsdale Community College; Educators--Arizona--Biography
    • Art de Cabooter was born and raised in the Midwest. He attended catholic schools, eventually earning his PhD. Mr. de Cabooter came to Arizona in the late 1970s as the President of Scottsdale Community College. In this interview, he talks about his...

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