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    • Oral History with Harvey Dietrich, April 7, 2011

    • 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 Bill Gartside, February 17, 2011

    • Oral History with Bill Gartside, February 17, 2011
    • Gartside, Bill
    • Phoenix (Ariz.); Schools--Maricopa County; United States Postal Service--Employees--Biography;
    • Bill Gartside was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He grew up on a small farm on the outskirts of Phoenix. Mr. Gartside worked for the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier. He talks about the post offices around Phoenix and various...
    • Oral History with Betty Grounds, July 8, 2011

    • 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

    • 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 Katherine Herbert, February 12, 2011

    • Oral History with Katherine Herbert, February 12, 2011
    • Herbert, Katherine Atwell
    • Herbert, Katherine Atwell; Phoenix (Ariz.)--History; Motion picture authorship--Study and teaching; Historic buildings--Arizona--Phoenix
    • Katherine Atwell Herbert teaches at the Film School at Scottsdale Community College and is a former script writer and analyst. She came to Phoenix, Arizona as a child and shares many stories of her schooling and growing up in the city, its growth...
    • Oral History with Jeremy Jones, February 18, 2011

    • 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 David and Nancy MacCollum, May 16, 2011

    • 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 Jackie Meck, February 18, 2011

    • Oral History with Jackie Meck, February 18, 2011
    • Meck, Jackie
    • Buckeye (Ariz.)--History; Local government--Arizona; Water rights--Arizona; Farming--Arizona
    • Jackie Meck was the Mayor of Buckeye, Arizona at the time of this interview. He had previously served as Mayor and on the City Council during the 1960s. Mr. Meck was born in Buckeye in 1941 and relates to Verlyne Meck, his wife, the history of the...
    • Oral History with Patricia Myers, January 13, 2011

    • 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 Charles Penson, April 1, 2011

    • 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 Paul Sapp, January 28 and February 3, 2011

    • 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 Ernie Smith, February 17, 2011

    • Oral History with Ernie Smith, February 17, 2011
    • Smith, Ernie
    • Lake Havasu City (Ariz.); Fire departments--Arizona--Lake Havasu City--History; Fire departments--Arizona--Lake Havasu City--Officials and employees--Biography
    • Ernie Smith is from Lake Havasu City, Arizona. He was the first Fire Chief of the Lake Havasu Fire Department. Mr. Smith recounts the history of the first fire department in Lake Havasu City and his role as Fire Chief.
    • Oral History with James Haboush, January 27, 2011

    • 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 Michael Tomooka, May 24, 2011

    • Oral History with Michael Tomooka, May 24, 2011
    • Tomooka, Michael
    • Sierra Vista (Ariz.); Teaching--Arizona; School sports--Coaching--Arizona; Sierra Vista Unified School District (Cochise County, Ariz.)
    • Michael "Mike" Tomooka is a long-time Spanish and Physical Education teacher and coach at Buena High School in Sierra Vista, Arizona. He grew up in Tucson, Arizona and talks about his family, past and present. Mr. Tomooka started at Buena High...
    • Oral History with Raymond Hunter, February 13, 2011

    • Oral History with Raymond Hunter, February 13, 2011
    • Hunter, Raymond
    • Phoenix (Ariz.); Civic improvement--Arizona--Phoenix; Entertainment; Audubon Society; Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Adobe buildings--Arizona
    • Raymond Hunter is a commercial lawyer who has been practicing in Arizona for over forty years. Born and raised in Phoenix, Mr. Hunter has lived most of his life in the Central Phoenix area. In this interview, Mr. Hunter discusses the changing...
    • Oral History with Basilio Aja, March 3, 2011

    • Oral History with Basilio Aja, March 3, 2011
    • Aja, Basilio; Aja, Irene
    • Buckeye (Ariz.); Sheep--Arizona; Ash Fork (Ariz.)
    • Basilio Aja has been a resident of Buckeye, Arizona for sixty years. In his interview, he talks of his childhood, education, and family. Both of his parents immigrated from Spain. Mr. Aja discusses his family’s involvement in the sheep industry...
    • Oral History with Betty Jo Benton, March 8, 2011

    • 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 Clyde Cobbin, March 25, 2011

    • Oral History with Clyde Cobbin, March 25, 2011
    • Cobbin, Clyde
    • Buckeye (Ariz.)--History; Floods--Arizona--Maricopa County--1970-1980; Cotton pickers--Arizona
    • Clyde Cobbin moved to Arizona in the 1950s to work in the cotton camps around Buckeye. He talks about Allenville floods in the 1970s and the creation of Hopeville.
    • Oral History with Frank De la Cruz, February 5, 2011

    • 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...
    • The Golden West: Program Ideas for Public Libraries

    • The Golden West: Program Ideas for Public Libraries
    • 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
    • Booklet containing aids for planning public humanities programs around the theme of “The Golden West.” Booklet, illustrated with photos and maps, is 16 pages, and also contains loose prefatory, program flyer, bookmark reading list, sample...

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