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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,...
    • 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...
    • Analysis of Hohokam pottery design

    • Amsden, Charles Avery, 1899-1941
    • Ceramics; Indian pottery; Hohokam pottery; Indians of North America; Antiquities
    • (15,380kb pdf) Analysis of design techniques and treatments used in Hohokam pottery.
    • 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.
    • Red-on-buff culture of the Papagueria

    • [Gladwin, Winifred, 1889-1965]
    • Ceramics; Indian Pottery; Archaeological surveying; Indians of North America; Antiquities; Architecture, Prehistoric; Hohokam culture
    • (17,553kb pdf) An examination of clues left by the Red-on-Buff (Hohokam) culture in the vicinity of the Papagueria as they pertain to understanding the culture; clues including pottery sherds, rubbish mounds, and architectural ruins.
    • Chaco branch excavations at White Mound and in the Red Mesa Valley

    • Gladwin, Harold S. (Harold Sterling), 1883-1983
    • Archaeological surveying; Pueblo Indians; Indians of North America; Antiquities
    • (17,796kb, 13,414kb pdfs) Describes the excavations and findings at the White Mound and the Red Mesa Valley areas and their significance to the Pueblo cultures.
    • Tree ring analysis: problems of dating II. the Tusayan ruin

    • Gladwin, Harold S. (Harold Sterling), 1883-1983
    • Indians of North America; Archaeological dating; Archaeological surveying; Tree-rings; Dendrochronology
    • (3,431kb pdf) Critical analysis of similarities and differences in various tree-ring data obtained from the Tusayan Ruin in an attempt reach a consensus as to the date of the ruins in the region.
    • Archaeological survey of Chihuahua, Mexico

    • Sayles, E. B. (Edwin Booth), 1892-1977
    • Archaeological surveying; Indians of Central America; Architecture, Prehistoric; Indian pottery; Pottery, Prehistoric; Indians of North America; Antiquities
    • (36,648kb pdf) Archaeological survey of Chihuahua, Mexico to determine the culture groups that may have inhabited or influenced the development of culture in the area.
    • Tree-ring analysis: tree-rings and droughts

    • Gladwin, Harold S. (Sterling), 1883-1983
    • Indians of North America; Pueblo Indians; Archaeological dating; Droughts; Climatology; Tree-rings; Dendrochronology
    • (6,255kb pdf) Examination of the validity of the commonly accepted tree-ring drought theory as applied by archaeologists in establishing timeslines for the various cultures in the Southwest.
    • Method for designation of cultures and their variations

    • Gladwin, Winifred, 1889-1965
    • Ceramics; Indian pottery; Indians of North America; Antiquities; Archaeological surveying; Pottery, Prehistoric; Hohokam culture; Basket-Maker Indians; Mound-builders; Pima Indians
    • (8,361kb pdf) A survey of the origins and evolution of Indian cultures and development of classification schemes to place the cultures in various periods.
    • Kivas of the Tusayan ruin Grand Canyon Arizona

    • Haury, Emil W. (Emil Walter), 1904-1992
    • Archaeological surveying; Indians of North America; Hopi Indians; Kivas; Pueblos; Cliff-dwellings
    • (8,765kb pdf) Archaeological survey of the ruins near the Grand Canyon- specifically, the ruins of 2 kivas located near the pueblos
    • 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 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 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 Dirk Frauenfelder, Betty Jo Penny, and Caroline Jessen, May 23, 2011

    • Frauenfelder, Dick; Penny, Betty Jo; Jessen, Caroline
    • Yuma County (Ariz.); Gadsden (Ariz.); San Luis (Ariz.); Homesteading; Farming; Agricultural laborers--Arizona
    • The Frauenfelder and Lott families settled in Gadsden and southern Yuma County in the early 1900s. The Frauenfelder came in 1920 and the Lotts in 1912. They describe growing up along the border with Mexico, and how they worked in the fields and...

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