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    • JY "EC" Otondo Oral History Interview

    • Otondo, JY "EC"
    • Glendale, AZ: Arizona Communities; Basque Community; Los Angeles, CA; Great Depression; Sheep Ranching;
    • “EC” Otondo was part of one of the first, if not the first sheep families to live in Arizona. He remembers herding his sheep down the trail from northern Arizona to Gilbert. Moving along the San Francisco Peaks into the valley. During this period,...
    • Modified Style of Hairdressing, Portfolio 12, Plate 428

    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Hopi Indians
    • “In the art of weaving, knitting, and embroidery the Hopi are preeminent. In ancient times they wove their cultivated cotton into fabrics the fitness of which excited the comment of the early Spaniards, and indeed the cloth remnants found in the...
    • Tewa Girls, Portfolio 12, Plate 434

    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Tewa Indians; Hopi Indians
    • “In the art of weaving, knitting, and embroidery the Hopi are preeminent. In ancient times they wove their cultivated cotton into fabrics the fitness of which excited the comment of the early Spaniards, and indeed the cloth remnants found in the...
    • Havachachi - Maricopa, Portfolio 2, Plate 64

    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Maricopa Indians
    • “The Maricopa, of course, possessed the same wealth of native vegetal and animal foods as the Pima, and employed the same methods of gathering and treating them. The fruit of the giant cactus, found in unlimited quantities, is still one of their...
    • The Yuma, Portfolio 2, Plate 62

    • Curtis, Edward S., 1868-1952
    • Yuma Indians
    • “Yuma mythology points to the vicinity opposite Fort Mohave, on the California side of the Colorado river, as having been the place of origin of the various Yuman tribes now found along the river from the Grand Canon to the Gulf. The tribe bearing...
    • Western range of the Red-on-buff culture

    • Gladwin, Winifred, 1889-1965
    • Ceramics; Indian Pottery; Archaeological surveying; Indians of North America; Antiquities; Yuman Indians; Mohave Indians
    • (10,772kb pdf) A survey of the extent to which the Red-on-buff culture expanded along its western front despite geographic obstacles.
    • Review and analysis of the Flagstaff culture

    • Gladwin, Harold S. (Harold Sterling), 1883-1983
    • Indians of North America; Antiquities; Architecture, Prehistoric; Pit houses; Tree-rings
    • (14,462kb pdf) Gladwin compares the previous work done on the architecture of the Flagstaff culture by Colton, Spicer, McGregor and Hargrave with tree-ring dating done by Douglass and McGregor and concludes that the tree-rings dates are in direct...
    • 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...
    • 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 Father Peter Dobrowski, May 11, 2011

    • Dobrowski, Father Peter
    • Bullhead City (Ariz.); Catholic Church--Arizona; Catholic Church--Arizona--Clergy--Biography
    • Father Peter Dobrowski is the pastor of Saint Margaret Mary Catholic Church, in Bullhead City, Arizona. In this interview, he talks about his personal history, the history of the church and parish, and his experiences ministering in Mohave County.
    • 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 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 Kathy Engle, April 15, 2011

    • Engle, Kathy
    • Tucson (Ariz.); Journalism--Arizona
    • Kathy Engle was a reporter with the "Green Valley News" in Tucson, Arizona from 1981 to 2006. In this interview, Ms. Engle talks about her childhood, education, and early career in journalism. She discusses many of the newspapers and journalists in...
    • 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 Shelley Grebels, March 15, 2011

    • Grebels, Shelley
    • Scottsdale (Ariz.); Scottsdale Public Library
    • Shelley Grebels runs the Adult Services Information function and call center and the Scottsdale Room for Scottsdale Public Library. In this interview she talks about many of the people who have worked for the library, some of the programs, the...
    • 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 Pedro Guerrero, May 14, 2011

    • Guerrero, Pedro E.
    • Mesa (Ariz.); Segregation in education--Arizona--Maricopa County; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial photography; Guerrero, Pedro E.; Photographer--Biography; Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959; Taliesin West (Scottsdale, Ariz.); Calder, Alexander,...
    • Pedro E. Guerrero (1917-2012) grew up in Mesa, Arizona. In this interview he talks about growing up as a Latino in segregated Arizona and the prejudice he faced before and after integration. Mr. Guerrero talks about his family, especially his...
    • Oral History with David Gunckel, April 22, 2011

    • Gunckel, David
    • Sierra Vista (Ariz.); Library Administration--Arizona; Sierra Vista Public Library (Ariz.);
    • David Gunckel is a retired Director of Library Services for Sierra Vista, Arizona. In this interview he talks about growing up as the son of a Navy pilot who was stationed at bases around the country, his family and education, and why he wanted to...
    • 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,...

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