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    • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Elena and Ramon Quiroga, January 4, 2011

    • Quiroga, Elena; Quiroga, Ramon
    • Patagonia (Ariz.)--History; Mexican Americans--Arizona; Mining--Arizona;
    • Ramon and Elena (de la Rosa) Quiroga were interviewed by their son Herman Quiroga. Mrs. Quiroga is interviewed first. She was born in Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico in 1933 to Havalino and Angelia de la Rosa. She talks about living in Lochiel and then...
    • Oral History with William Bond, January 14, 2011

    • Bond, William
    • Schools--Arizona--Cochise County; Schools--Arizona--Santa Cruz County; Elementary school teachers--Arizona--Biography; Santa Cruz County (Ariz.)--Social life and customs; Arizona Humane Society
    • William Bond was born and raised in New Mexico. He moved to Arizona about 1971 to take a teaching position at Pearce Elementary School in Cochise County. Mr. Bond also taught at Duncan and Saint Johns before going to the University of Arizona for...
    • Oral History with Martha Jane Bruemmer, April 19, 2011

    • Bruemmer, Martha Jane
    • Gadsden (Ariz.); San Luis (Ariz.); Yuma County (Ariz.); Post Offices--Arizona--Gadsden; Sharecropper; School buses--anecdotes;
    • Martha Jane (Guthrie) Bruemmer and family have been long time residents of Gadsden, Arizona. Ms. Bruemmer's paternal grandparents, the Guthries, settled in Gadsden in 1919 as sharecroppers. Ms. Bruemmer's maternal grandparents, the Hughes, moved to...
    • Oral History with Ruth Brydon, March 17, 2011

    • Brydon, Ruth
    • Lake Havasu City (Ariz.)--History; Museum exhibits--Planning; Museums and community--Arizona; History--Societies, etc.--Arizona; Teachers--Arizona--Biography
    • Ruth Brydon moved to Lake Havasu City, Arizona in 1989. She has worked at the high school, city, and college libraries and now teaches history at the college. Ms. Brydon is a former director of the Lake Havasu City Historical Society Museum. She...
    • Oral History with Dolores Badilla Celaya, December 17, 2010

    • Celaya, Dolores Badilla
    • Tucson (Ariz.); Pima County (Ariz.); Ranching--Arizona--History; Mexican Americans--Arizona; Farming--Arizona--Tucson
    • Dolores (Badilla) Celaya was born in 1927 and has lived in the Tucson, Arizona area her entire life. In this interview, she talks about her family and life in the area. Her grandparents homesteaded in the Arivaca Valley. Ms. Celaya discusses...
    • The Golden West: Essays

    • Tucson Public Library (Pima County Public Library) and Arizona Historical Society
    • West (U.S.) – In literature; American Literature – West (U.S.); West (U.S.) – Literary Collections; West (U.S.) Description and travel; Phoenix (Ariz.) – Description and travel
    • A booklet containing two scholarly essays, “The Golden West,” by Paul A. Carter and “Men of Vision: Phoenix” by G. Wesley Johnson, which examines the effects of the industrialization of the Southwest. New technology (in the form of...
    • Oral History with Martha Jane Guthrie Bruemmer

    • Bruemmer, Martha Jane Guthrie
    • Gadsden (Ariz.); San Luis (Ariz.); Yuma County (Ariz.); Post Offices--Arizona--Gadsden; Sharecropper; School buses--anecdotes;
    • Martha Jane Bruemmer and family have been long time residents of Gadsden, Arizona. Ms. Bruemmer's paternal grandparents, the Guthries, settled in Gadsden in 1919 as sharecroppers. Ms. Bruemmer's maternal grandparents, the Hughes, moved to Gadsden...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Cochise culture

    • Sayles, E. B. (Edwin Booth), 1892-1977
    • Cochise culture; Excavations (Archaeology); Paleo-Indians; Indians of North America; Antiquities
    • (16,792kb pdf) Excavations from the early-to-mid 1930's in southeastern Arizona, southwestern New Mexico and northern Mexico resulted in the classification of a new culture, the Cochise culture.

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