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    • 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 Janie Ellis, April 12, 2011

    • Ellis, Janie
    • Scottsdale (Ariz.); Artist colonies--Arizona--Scottsdale--History; Curtis, Philip C.; Costume design--Arizona; Carpentry--Arizona
    • Janie Ellis was born in 1942 to George and Rachel (Murdock) Ellis. Her parents founded the Cattle Track Arts Compound in Scottsdale, Arizona. Ms. Ellis talks about the many artists who have spent time at Cattle Track. She also talks about her...
    • Oral History with Phillip Ganley, June 23, 2011

    • Ganley, Phillip
    • Buckeye (Ariz.); Funeral homes--Arizona; Undertakers and undertaking--Arizona
    • Phillip M. Ganley is the funeral director and mortician for the Buckeye Funeral Home in Buckeye, Arizona. He was born in 1933 to Paul and Mary Ganley. His family moved to Buckeye, Arizona in 1939 where his father, Paul Ganley, opened a funeral home...
    • 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 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 Janice Hoeschler, March 18, 2011

    • Hoeschler, Janice
    • Phoenix (Ariz.)--History; Phoenix (Ariz.)--Social life and customs
    • Janice (Hunter) Hoeschler born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. In this interview, she talks about her family, schooling, neighbors, and growing up in Phoenix in the 1940s and 1950s. She met her husband, Terry Hoeschler, while attending the...
    • Oral History with Don Greg Jordan, March 1 and 15, 2011

    • Jordan, Don Greg
    • Phoenix (Ariz.)--History; Jordan, Ben; Teachers--Arizona--Phoenix; Library employees--Arizona--Phoenix--Biography; Phoenix (Ariz.)--Social life and customs
    • Don Greg Jordan was born in 1946 in Colorado and came to Phoenix, Arizona with his parents, Benjamin Hutston and Naomi (Free) Jordan, in 1949. His parents were teachers; his father, Ben, taught at Phoenix Union High School, and his mother, Naomi,...
    • Oral History with Martha Gayle, February 23, 2011

    • Gayle, Martha
    • Buckeye (Ariz.); Prisoner of War camps; World War Two; Buckeye Union High School District (Maricopa County, Ariz.)
    • Martha Gayle was born in Phoenix, Arizona, on July 1, 1932. As a child she moved to Buckeye, Arizona with her parents, both of whom were school teachers. After attending Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina and working in California...
    • 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 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 Susan Medlock, April 11, 2011

    • Medlock, Susan
    • Superior (Ariz.); Police--Volunteer--Superior (Ariz.); Military spouses--Travel;
    • Susan (Bailey) Medlock has spent almost her entire life around Superior, Arizona. In this interview, she talks about the people and businesses she knew while growing up in Superior. Mrs. Medlock talks about her parents, James and Lucille (Coffee)...
    • Oral History with Toni Miller, January 11, 2011

    • Miller, Toni
    • Tucson (Ariz.)--History; Souvenirs (Keepsakes)--West (U.S.); Small business--Aizona--Biography
    • Toni Miller owns the Miller Curio Company in Tucson, Arizona. The store has been family owned since 1936. The Miller family also owns another store in Estes Park, Colorado, where the family summers. They owned two other stores in Tucson: Zuni...
    • Oral History with Patricia Myers, January 13, 2011

    • Myers, Patricia
    • McElfresh, Patricia Myers, 1933- ; Scottsdale (Ariz.)--History; Journalism--Arizona; Civic improvement--Arizona--Scottsdale
    • Patricia Myers is an author and long-time resident of Scottsdale, Arizona. Ms. Myers came to Arizona from Ohio in the 1960s and soon began working as a writer for the "Scottsdale Progress." It was during her time at the "Progress" that Ms. Myers...
    • Oral History with Carol Padwe, May 17, 2011

    • Padwe, Carol
    • Scottsdale (Ariz.); Finance, Personal Planning; Library planning--Arizona
    • Carol Padwe moved to Scottsdale, Arizona in 1974. She is the first vice-president of a Wall Street firm and works with families, overseeing and coordinating their financial affairs. Ms. Padwe currently serves on the Scottsdale Public Library Board...
    • 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 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...
    • Oral History with  Dorothy Webb, February 15, 2011

    • Webb, Dorothy
    • Ranching--Arizona; World War, 1939-1945; Teachers--Arizona; Phoenix (Ariz.)--History; San Carlos (Ariz.)--History; Arizona Cattle Growers' Association; Art patrons--Arizona
    • Dorothy (Moore) Webb and her husband, Milton D. "Bud" Webb, were heavily involved in the ranching industry in Arizona. Mrs. Webb was born in 1921 and moved to Arizona when she was 4 years old. Her father worked for the railroad and moved the family...
    • Oral History with Ellen McGee, January 21, 2011

    • McGee, Ellen
    • Leupp (Ariz.); Trading posts--Arizona; Trading posts--New Mexico
    • Ellen McGee is a long-time Arizona resident and worked for many years as the co-owner (with her husband) of the Leupp Trading Post in Coconino County, Arizona. Ms. McGee talks about her days working in various trading posts throughout Arizona and...
    • 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 Guillermo Matus and Mike Yourgules, December 7, 2010

    • Matus, Guillermo; Yourgules, Mike
    • Patagonia (Ariz.); Mining camps--Arizona--History; Patagonia (Ariz.)--Biography; Mowry Mine (Ariz.); Patagonia Mine (Ariz.); Ranching--Arizona--History; Ghost towns--Arizona; Patagonia (Ariz.)--Social life and customs
    • Mike Yourgules and Guillermo “Memo” Matus are longtime residents of Patagonia. Both men grew up in the area, and have held various jobs throughout the region. In this interview, the two men talk about growing up and working in Santa Cruz...

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