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    • Oral History with Donna Gaab, May 20, 2011

    • Gaab, Donna
    • Bisbee (Ariz.); Library administration--Cochise County (Ariz.)
    • Donna Gaab is a retired Director of the Cochise County Library District, a position she held for 30 years. She was born and raised in Ohio and moved to Arizona in 1974. Ms. Gaab obtained her Masters from the library school at the University of...
    • 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 Alice Lavis, April 6, 2011

    • Lavis, Alice
    • United States. Marine Corps Women's Reserve; World War, 1939-1945--Women; World War, 1939-1945--Civil defense--Washington (D.C.); Volunteer workers in libraries--Arizona
    • Alice Lavis served in the United States Marine Corps Women's Reserve during World War II. After the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, she decided to drop out of college and take the Civil Service Exam. Mrs. Lavis was selected to...
    • Oral History with David and Nancy MacCollum, May 16, 2011

    • MacCollum, David V., 1923- ; MacCollum, Nancy
    • Sierra Vista (Ariz.); MacCollum, David V., 1923- ; United States. Army. Corps of Engineers; United States. Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health;
    • David and Nancy MacCollum talk about growing up in Oregon before moving to Arizona in 1963. Mr. and Mrs. MacCollum talk about moving to Arizona and the changes that have occurred in the last 50 years around Sierra Vista, Arizona. Mr. MacCollum...
    • Oral History with Mark Moss, May 18, 2011

    • Moss, Mark
    • Police--Arizona; Bullhead City (Ariz.)
    • Mark Moss is currently a Captain in the Bullhead City Police Department, having been with the department from its inception. He became a Captain by rising up through the ranks. He recounts his experiences as a law enforcement officer.
    • 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 Charles Penson, April 1, 2011

    • Penson, Charles
    • Tucson (Ariz.); Titan Missile Museum; Titan (Missile)--History; Museums--Collection management; Museum docents--Training; Radio broadcasters--Minnesota; Radio broadcasters--Montana
    • Charles Penson grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota. He worked for many years as a radio broadcaster and producer. Mr. Penson developed a computer training program at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Today he is the archivist and historian for the Titan...
    • Oral History with George Proctor, May 19, 2011

    • Proctor, George
    • World War, 1939-1945--Pacific Area; Mexican Americans--Arizona; Local government--Santa Cruz County (Ariz.)
    • George Proctor was born in Tucson, Arizona in 1918 and grew up on ranches in the Santa Ritas Mountains area. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in range ecology and was drafted into the U.S. Army for World War II. Mr. Proctor...
    • Oral History with C.J. and B.J. Smith, April 19, 2011

    • Smith, Clarence J.; Smith, Barbara J.
    • Phoenix (Ariz.)--History; Arizona--History; Civic improvement--Arizona--Phoenix; Civic improvement--Arizona--Tucson; Rodeos--Arizona--Phoenix--History; Motion picture industry--Arizona
    • Clarence J. Smith, Jr. and his wife, Barbara J. Smith, go by their initials C.J. and B.J. Smith. C.J. was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1926. He talks about his father, also C.J. Smith, who worked for the United Fruit Company. Mr. Smith tells several...
    • 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 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  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 Pat Call, March 16, 2011

    • Call, Pat
    • Cochise County (Ariz.); Cochise County (Ariz.). Board of Supervisors; Cochise County (Ariz.). Dept. of Planning and Zoning; Sierra Vista (Ariz.); Fort Huachuca (Ariz.); Water rights--Arizona; Watershed management; San Pedro River Watershed (Mexico...
    • Pat Call is the District One Chairman of the Cochise County Board of Supervisors. The Board of Supervisors is the governing and policy-making body of the Cochise County. Mr. Call is a long-time resident of Sierra Vista, who returned to the city in...
    • Oral History with Connie Bailey, May 20, 2011

    • Bailey, Connie
    • Buckeye (Ariz.)--History; General Federation of Women's Clubs;
    • Connie Bailey is the former president of the Buckeye Women’s Club and Executive Director of the Buckeye Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Bailey talks of her personal history. In her interview, she discusses the history of Buckeye, Arizona and the...
    • Oral History with Betty Jo Benton, March 8, 2011

    • Benton, Betty Jo
    • Elementary school teachers--Arizona--Biography; Schools--Arizona--Maricopa County; Insurance agents--Arizona; Korean War, 1950-1953--Aerial operations, American; Civil rights workers--Arizona; Segregation--Arizona;
    • Betty Jo Benton spent her early years in Phoenix before moving to California. She relates her mother’s time as a violinist with the predecessor to the Phoenix Symphony. Mrs. Benton moved back to the city in 1949 with her husband, Robert Benton,...
    • Oral History with José Burruel, April 22, 2011

    • Burruel, José María
    • Scottsdale (Ariz.); Phoenix (Ariz.); Mexican Americans--Arizona; Yakonan Indians; Mayo Indians; Scottsdale (Ariz.)--Social life and customs; Educators--Arizona--Biography; United States Commission on Civil Rights. Arizona Advisory Committee;
    • José Burruel was born in Scottsdale, Arizona in 1925. He relates what it was like growing up as a Mexican and Native American in a poor single-parent home in Scottsdale and Phoenix. Mr. Burruel talks of the communities and neighborhoods he grew...
    • Oral History with Art de Cabooter, March 31, 2011

    • de Cabooter, Arthur W.
    • Scottsdale (Ariz.); Scottsdale Community College; Educators--Arizona--Biography
    • Art de Cabooter was born and raised in the Midwest. He attended catholic schools, eventually earning his PhD. Mr. de Cabooter came to Arizona in the late 1970s as the President of Scottsdale Community College. In this interview, he talks about his...
    • Oral History with Mary Stella Fisher Carrera, June 10, 2011

    • Carrera, Mary Stella Fisher
    • Buckeye (Ariz.)--History; Mexican Americans--Arizona--Social Life and Customs; Mexican Americans--Arizona--Discrimination
    • Mary Stella (Fisher) Carrera was born in Buckeye, Arizona in 1933 and has lived there her entire life. In this interview, she talks about her family, education (including attending a private school in Mexico), and learning to fly. She talks a great...
    • Oral History with Frank De la Cruz, February 5, 2011

    • De la Cruz, Frank
    • Tucson (Ariz.); Chicano movement--Arizona--Tucson; Libraries and community--Arizona--Tucson; Mexican Americans--Arizona
    • Frank De la Cruz was the librarian at the El Rio Neighborhood Center on the West Side of Tucson, Arizona. In this interview, Mr. De la Cruz talks about how the El Rio Neighborhood Center came to be in the 1970s and how it serves the communities of...

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