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    • Oral History with Mildred Zúñiga, February 17, 2011

    • Zúñiga, Mildred
    • World War, 1939-1945--War work--California; Educators--Michigan; Educators--Arizona; Tucson (Ariz.)--History;
    • Mildred "Millie" Carrie Zúñiga was born in 1920 in Ohio on her family's farm. She talks about her family history, life during the Great Depression, and her struggles to get an education. She moved to Lansing, Michigan to find work before moving to...
    • Oral History with  Bill Wooten, May 10, 2011

    • Wooten, Bill
    • Yavapai County (Ariz.)--History; Ford Motor Company; Automobile industry and trade--Quality control
    • Bill Wooten grew up in northern and western Arizona. He recounts his family’s ranch and history in the Prescott and Burro Creek areas. Mr. Wooten worked at the Ford Motor Company Proving Grounds in Yucca, Arizona and talks about the work he did...
    • Woolford Family History, 2006 Jul 24

    • Woolford, Joe
    • Mormon Pioneers -- Arizona -- Biography, Woolford family; Ranching -- Arizona -- History
    • Experiences as a youth growing up in Show Low, AZ. MP3 Clip is 3:7 min of 1:15 hr interview
    • Oral History with Grant Kent Wood, April 7, 2011

    • Wood, Grant Kent
    • Insurance adjusters; Arizona, Navajo Nation, Arizona, New Mexico & Utah
    • Grant Kent Wood is the President of Show Low Historical Society and talked briefly with Melanie Hefner of his experiences while working as an insurance adjuster in Northern Arizona. In particular, he discusses culture differences when working with...
    • Winnie Ruth Judd Reminiscences Letter

    • Winnie Ruth Judd
    • Judd, Winnie Ruth, 1905-1998; Trials (Murder) -- Arizona -- Phoenix; Murder -- Arizona -- Phoenix; Women murderers -- Arizona; Murderers -- Arizona
    • Handwritten reminiscences letter written by Winnie Ruth Judd while in the Arizona State Hospital.
    • March 12

    • Winn, Frederic
    • Sabino Canyon Dam (Tucson, Ariz.)--Miscellanea
    • The building of Sabino Canyon Dam got underway on this date in 1936. This undated photograph shows part of the construction which was done by Works Progress Administration workers.
    • Oral History with Sister Michael Wilson, January 31, 2011

    • Wilson, Sister Michael
    • Winslow (Ariz.); Navajo Indian Reservation; Education--Navajo County (Ariz.); Teaching; Interpersonal relations and culture; Siena Heights University; Powwows
    • Sister Michael Wilson is a Dominican nun who moved to Arizona in 1972 to teach. In this interview, Wilson shares how spending her childhood and beginning her career as a teacher in Michigan helped prepare her for working in the West. Wilson...
    • Condolence Card from Lani Wilson

    • Wilson, Lani
    • Wildfire fighters; Forest fires--Arizona--Yarnell; Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshots; Letters
    • Handwritten condolence card from Lani Wilson with a handwritten message which reads "Prescott Fire Department, My father and stepmother lived in Prescott for 35 years until their deaths in 2003 and 2011. I love Prescott and have been visiting since...
    • Oral History with Anna Williams, December 16, 2010

    • Williams, Anna
    • Polygamy--Arizona--Short Creek--1950-1960; Polygamy--Arizona; Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Children Family relationships; Short Creek (Ariz.); Religious tolerance
    • Anna Johnson Williams was born and raised near the Arizona/Utah Border. At the age of three, Anna, her mother, and her siblings were taken away from their homes during the raid of Short Creek, Arizona. After eight years apart, Williams and her...
    • Letter 6, William P. Jones to his father.  Hassampa Walkers Diggins.

    • William P. Jones
    • Jones, William P.; Mining;
    • Letter from William P. Jones to his father, Porter Jones, describing his enjoyment living in a beautiful setting and mining with a good group of men. He also explains that while others had experienced theft of horses by local Native Americans, he...
    • The Pueblo of Sia, New Mexico

    • White, Leslie A.
    • Zia Indians. Indians of North America -- New Mexico. Zia Pueblo (N.M.)
    • Includes 12 plates. Due to limitations of program, full text is not available.
    • Job linkages review: promise and challenge

    • Welch, Nancy;
    • Unemployed--Services for--Arizona; Manpower policy--Arizona; Occupational training--Arizona;
    • 29 pages (PDF verison). File size: 192.724 KB. "Submitted to City of Phoenix Community and Economic Development and Friendly House, February 2000"--Cover. Published by Morrison Institute for Public Policy. School of Public Affairs, College of...
    • An introduction to the ceramics of Tres Zapotes, Veracruz, Mexico

    • Weiant, C. W. (Clarence Wolsey)
    • Tres Zapotes Site (Mexico) Indian pottery -- Mexico -- Tres Zapotes Site. Indians of Mexico -- Antiquities. Pottery -- Mexico -- Tres Zapotes Site. Weiant, C. W. (Clarence Wolsey), 1897-1986.
    • Includes 54 plates. Due to limitations of program, full text not available.
    • An introduction to Kansas archeology

    • Wedel, Waldo R. (Waldo Rudolph)
    • Indians of North America -- Kansas. Kansas -- Antiquities. Archaeology -- Kansas. Wedel, Waldo R. (Waldo Rudolph), 1908-1996.
    • Includes 97 plates. Due to the limitations of the imaging program, only partial text is available.
    • 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...
    • Marines in the Frigate Navy

    • Waterhouse, Charles H.
    • United States. Marine Corps -- History. United States. Marine Corps--Art collections.
    • The companion booklet to the "Marines in the Frigate Navy" collection of prints. Each print is assigned a page which goes into extensive detail about what is being depicted in Waterhouse's work, as well as relevant backstory and sources used to...
    • April 17

    • Wallace, Norman G.
    • Roads--Arizona--Tucson
    • On this date in 1937, a project to widen the approach to Oracle Road got under way. This photograph from 1939 is identified as the view to the south with Drachman Street on the right.
    • Oral History with Alex Villa, May 26, 2011

    • Villa, Alex
    • Buckeye (Ariz.)--History; Mexican Americans--Arizona; Korean War, 1950-1953; American Legion--Arizona
    • Alex Villa was born and raised in Buckeye, Arizona. In this interview, he talks about his family history. His maternal grandfather had a homestead in Tempe before moving to Buckeye. Mr. Villa attended Arizona State University for one year and...
    • Perry, Vern Part 2

    • Vern Perry
    • Globe, AZ; High Schools; History--20th Century
    • After graduating from Globe High School, Vernon Perry attended Eastern Arizona College in Thatcher met his bride to be, Lynne, while she was still in high school. After she graduated, they married, and both Vern and Lynne attended NAU while...
    • 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 Trinidad and Yolanda Valentin, March 31, 2011

    • Valentin, Trinidad; Valentin, Yolanda
    • Sierra Vista (Ariz.)--History; Fort Huachuca (Ariz.); Volunteer workers in libraries--Arizona--Sierra Vista;
    • Trinidad and Yolanda Valentin are members of the Sierra Vista Friends of the Library. Trinidad "Trini" Valentin was born in Hayden, Arizona in 1936. Yolanda was born in 1937 and raised in Superior, Arizona. They met while attending the University...
    • Frank Luke

    • Unknown
    • Arizona Military Museum; Military Museums--Arizona--History
    • Frank, Jr. was born and raised in Arizona Territory. On January 23, 1918, he got his wings and a commission as a second lieutenant at Rockwell Field in San Diego. After a leave, he was off to catch his ship in New York and find his war in...
    • Garden of Gethsemane

    • Unknown
    • Jesus Christ -- Passion; Garden of Gethsemane (Jerusalem)
    • "Garden of Gethsemane. On Mt of Olives facing Jerusalem across Kidron Valley. Got its name from an Oil Press. Bent, wrinkled olive trees under which Jesus is said to have prayed. Their oil brings fabulous [illegible] and seeds made into rosaries."
    • Get well card

    • Unknown
    • Collective memory--United States; Bereavement; Death--Social aspects; Mourning customs--United States; Memorialization; Memory; Giffords, Gabrielle D. (Gabrielle Dee), 1970--Assasination attempt, 2011; Condolence notes; Tucson (Ariz.)
    • This is a get well card with the text "When are you going to get out the hopsital. I wish you never got shot." This card was placed among the tribute materials on the lawn at University Medical Center.
    • Library Interior

    • Unknown
    • Glendale Community College (Maricopa County, Ariz.); Instructional Materials Center (IMC); Library Media Center (LMC)
    • Library interior; reading area with book stacks in background in the Instructional Materials Center (IMC) at Glendale Community College (GCC) in Glendale, AZ. Photo Spring 1971, dated by National Library Week poster near atrium door: "You've got a...
    • Funeral Program for Joe Griego

    • Unknown
    • Glendale Community College (Maricopa County, Ariz.)
    • The program from Joe Griego's funeral at St. Paul's Catholic Church September 11 ,2007. Joe Griego passed away on September 5, 2007.
    • Bridge over Agua Fria River

    • Unknown
    • Sun City, Arizona
    • Bridge over Agua Fria River on Bell Road between Sun City and Sun City West. The bridge washed out when water was released from Lake Pleasant at a very high rate for a 24-hour period to protect Waddell Dam. Del Webb Company got permission from the...
    • Letter of Condolence from Unknown

    • Unknown
    • Wildfire fighters; Forest fires--Arizona--Yarnell; Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshots; Letters
    • Letter of condolence and words of an original poem/song in honor of the fallen Hotshots written in Cottonwood, Arizona.
    • Strawberry, Gila County

    • Unknown
    • Arizona -- History -- To 1912; Postal service -- Arizona – History; Postmarks – Arizona; Cancellations (Philately) – Arizona; Covers (Philately) – Arizona; Postal stationery
    • Cancelled envelope mailed from Strawberry, AT (Arizona Territory). February 2, 1889. The stamps are pen cancelled, and the post office name and date are handwritten. In 1886, the first settlers in the community of Strawberry learned that the area...
    • Arthur Kelley Outside the Vail Feed Store

    • Unknown
    • Ranch life--Arizona--Pima County;
    • Arthur Kelley loads up for a customer at the Vail Feed Store. Growing up in Michigan, his dream had been to be either a sailor or a cowboy. He got to know the ranchers and their families, and enjoyed the rural life when he moved to Vail.
    • Hearty congratulations

    • Unknown
    • Cowboys; Ranch life—Arizona
    • This card is postmarked August 1910 from Cline, Arizona to Mr. E.H. Lily, Phoenix, Arizona. Message reads: "Aug 4, 1910. Dear Friends, Card rec'd was glad to hear from you again. [?] we are having rain at last and am busy branding. Am going to...
    • Bisbee flood

    • Unknown
    • Bisbee (Ariz.); Fires—Arizona
    • In 1908 Bisbee experienced two disasters in quick succession. In August, excessive rainwater running down the mountains caused a flood which damaged homes and local businesses, and in October 1908, a fire destroyed much of the town's commercial...
    • Scottsdale Residents in front of school house 1912.

    • Unknown
    • Scottsdale (Ariz.) - History; Scottsdale Historical Society - History; Education - Arizona; Little Red Schoolhouse - Scottsdale (Ariz.)
    • For many years after it opened in 1909-10, the Scottsdale Grammar School/Little Red Schoolhouse was the public facility in the small, unincorporated farming community of Scottsdale. Scottsdale residents would often gather inside or in front of the...
    • Scottsdale Stadium - Ladies Serving Coffee 1950s.

    • Unknown
    • Scottsdale (Ariz.) - History; Charros - History; Spring training (Baseball); Scottsdale Stadium;
    • When spring training came to Scottsdale Stadium in 1956, the whole town got involved, as fans or volunteers. Here, local ladies are serving coffee in the late 1950s at the stadium.
    • Natural gas engine pumping water to farm fields

    • Unknown
    • Marana (Ariz.)
    • Natural Gas Engine, formerly located on Sandario Road and Moore Road. This was a natural gas engine that used to run 24 hours a day, pumping water for irrigation to nearby fields. Mayor Ed recalls the constant engine noise to be quite irritating at...

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