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    • 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 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 Betty Grounds, July 8, 2011

    • Grounds, Betty
    • Kingman (Ariz.); Mohave County (Ariz.)--History; Mohave County (Ariz.)--Pioneers; Ranching--Arizona
    • Betty (Clark) Grounds was born in 1918 to the Clark family, a pioneer family in the Kingman area. She recounts her life growing up on a dairy ranch and attending school there. She married into another pioneer family, the Grounds.
    • Oral History with JoAnn Handley, April 8, 2011

    • Handley, JoAnn
    • Scottsdale (Ariz.)--History; History--Societies, etc.--Arizona--Scottsdale; Museums--Arizona--Management
    • JoAnn Handley was born in 1931 and grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is a former nurse and now the manager of the Scottsdale Historical Museum. In this interview, she talks about the history of Scottsdale and the changes she has seen in the last...
    • 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 Katherine Herbert, February 12, 2011

    • Herbert, Katherine Atwell
    • Herbert, Katherine Atwell; Phoenix (Ariz.)--History; Motion picture authorship--Study and teaching; Historic buildings--Arizona--Phoenix
    • Katherine Atwell Herbert teaches at the Film School at Scottsdale Community College and is a former script writer and analyst. She came to Phoenix, Arizona as a child and shares many stories of her schooling and growing up in the city, its growth...
    • Oral History with Marianna Korte, March 24, 2011

    • Korte, Marianna
    • Phoenix (Ariz.)--History; Phoenix (Ariz.)--Social life and customs; Scottsdale (Ariz.)--History
    • Marianna (Dains) Korte was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1920 to Wesley and Virginia Dains. Her parents taught on an Indian Reservation before her father opened a law practice downtown Phoenix. She married Ray Korte in 1945. In this interview she...
    • Oral History with Gertrude Lopez, April 9, 2011

    • Lopez, Gertrude
    • Tohono O'Odham Indians--Social life and customs; Tohono O'odham Reservation (Ariz.); Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona. Education Department; Substance abuse--Arizona
    • Gertrude "Gertie" Lopez is Tohono O'odham. She was born in 1959 on the Pima Reservation in Sacaton, Arizona and grew up on the Tohono O'odham Reservation. Ms. Lopez talks about her family and life on the reservation, including music, food,...
    • Oral History with Paul Medlock, April 11, 2011

    • Medlock, Paul
    • Superior (Ariz.)--Social Life and customs; Magma Copper Company; Vietnam War, 1961-1975
    • Paul Medlock was born in 1949 and adopted by Ray and Grace Medlock. He grew up in Superior, Arizona, where he still lives today. Mr. Medlock related his early years living in "Smeltertown," a small housing project on the road to the Magma Copper...
    • 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 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 Dan Narramore, April 27, 2011

    • Narramore, Dan
    • Palo Verde (Ariz.)--History; Farming--Arizona--Maricopa County
    • Dan Narramore was born and raised in the Palo Verde Valley of Arizona. In this interview, he talks about growing up in Palo Verde, continuing to work the family farm, and his hobby of competing in roping contests. Mr. Narramore's family helped...
    • Oral History with Ruth Glass, January 13, 2011

    • Glass, Ruth
    • Tucson (Ariz.); Animal rights activists; Cooperative stores; Political activists
    • Ruth Glass was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1920. As a young mother, Ms. Glass moved to Tucson, Arizona for the benefit of her youngest son, who suffered from a debilitating asthma. This interview chronicles her life in Arizona. After years as...
    • 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 Robert Smith, May 23, 2011

    • Smith, Robert L.
    • Gadsden (Ariz.); Farming--Arizona--Yuma--1930-1990; Bracero Program; Agricultural laborers—Arizona; Smith family; Pesticides---Arizona; Chavez, Cesar 1927-1993
    • Robert Smith was born and raised in Yuma, Arizona. His family owned a farm east of Gadsden that Lee Consaul Company bought for them. He and his father were tractor drivers and worked in lettuce and melon harvesting. Mr. Smith’s father worked for...
    • 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 Frank Stephens, April 29, 2011

    • Stephens, Frank
    • Wikieup (Ariz.); Mohave County (Ariz.)--History; Ranching--Arizona
    • Frank Stephens grew up in a ranch in Wikieup, Arizona. He reflects on his experiences of life in rural Mohave County.
    • Oral History with James Haboush, January 27, 2011

    • Haboush, James
    • Mental Health--Arizona; Phoenix (Ariz.); Photography; Art
    • James C. Haboush is a an artist, a musician, and a writer who came to Phoenix from Los Angeles in 1986. Mr. Haboush has a mental illness and uses his interview to talk about the situation of the homeless and mentally ill in Phoenix, their...
    • 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 Doug Thaement, February 11, 2011

    • Thaement, Doug
    • Horseshoeing; Museum of the Horse; Horseshoeing--History; Patagonia (Ariz.)--Biography; Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Adobe buildings--Arizona
    • Doug Thamert is a longtime resident of Patagonia and owner of the local pool hall. For years, Mr. Thamert worked for Anne Stradling, as a blacksmith, in the Museum of the Horse in Patagonia. In this interview, he talks about the circumstances...

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