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    • 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 Alice Lavis, April 6, 2011

    • 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 Gertrude Lopez, April 9, 2011

    • Oral History with Gertrude Lopez, April 9, 2011
    • Lopez, Gertrude
    • Tohono O'Odham Indians--Social life and customs; Tohono O'odham Reservation (Ariz.); Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona. Education Department; Substance abuse--Arizona
    • Gertrude "Gertie" Lopez is Tohono O'odham. She was born in 1959 on the Pima Reservation in Sacaton, Arizona and grew up on the Tohono O'odham Reservation. Ms. Lopez talks about her family and life on the reservation, including music, food,...
    • Oral History with Gloria Martinez, March 25, 2011

    • Oral History with Gloria Martinez, March 25, 2011
    • Martinez, Gloria
    • Superior (Ariz.)--History; Teachers--Arizona--Superior
    • Gloria (Marascal) Martinez was born in 1929 in Miami, Arizona to George and Lupe Marascal. She grew up in Superior, Arizona where her father was a bar owner. In 1949, she married Carlos R. Martinez and they had six children. Mrs. Martinez was a...
    • Oral History with Toni Miller, January 11, 2011

    • Oral History with Toni Miller, January 11, 2011
    • Miller, Toni
    • Tucson (Ariz.)--History; Souvenirs (Keepsakes)--West (U.S.); Small business--Aizona--Biography
    • Toni Miller owns the Miller Curio Company in Tucson, Arizona. The store has been family owned since 1936. The Miller family also owns another store in Estes Park, Colorado, where the family summers. They owned two other stores in Tucson: Zuni...
    • Oral History with Elizabeth Ragatz, May 23, 2011

    • Oral History with Elizabeth Ragatz, May 23, 2011
    • Ragatz, Elizabeth
    • Sierra Vista (Ariz.)--History; Military spouses--Travel; Fort Huachuca (Ariz.); Korean War, 1950-1953--Military intelligence; Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Military intelligence
    • Elizabeth Ragatz was born and raised in Nebraska. She married William T. Ragatz and followed him around the world during his career in the U.S. Army. They have six children. His last posting was at Fort Huachuca in Arizona. They retired in Sierra...
    • Oral History with C.J. and B.J. Smith, April 19, 2011

    • 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

    • 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 Emma Torres, February 23, 2011

    • Oral History with Emma Torres, February 23, 2011
    • Torres, Emma
    • Yuma County (Ariz.); Immigration and the transnational experience; Agricultural laborers--Arizona; San Luis (Ariz.); Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993; Mexican Americans--Arizona
    • Emma Torres is from Guanajato, Mexico. She moved to San Luis, Arizona when she was five years old and was a field laborer by age 13. Ms. Torres is among the founders of Farm Workers Without Borders (Campesinos sin Fronteras) and worked to develop...
    • Oral History with Helen Vance, April 22, 2011

    • 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 Alex Villa, May 26, 2011

    • 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...
    • Oral History with Karl Deffenbaugh, February 24, 2011

    • 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 Guillermo Matus and Mike Yourgules, December 7, 2010

    • Oral History with Guillermo Matus and Mike Yourgules, December 7, 2010
    • Matus, Guillermo; Yourgules, Mike
    • Patagonia (Ariz.); Mining camps--Arizona--History; Patagonia (Ariz.)--Biography; Mowry Mine (Ariz.); Patagonia Mine (Ariz.); Ranching--Arizona--History; Ghost towns--Arizona; Patagonia (Ariz.)--Social life and customs
    • Mike Yourgules and Guillermo “Memo” Matus are longtime residents of Patagonia. Both men grew up in the area, and have held various jobs throughout the region. In this interview, the two men talk about growing up and working in Santa Cruz...
    • Oral History with Doug Thaement, February 11, 2011

    • Oral History with Doug Thaement, February 11, 2011
    • Thaement, Doug
    • Horseshoeing; Museum of the Horse; Horseshoeing--History; Patagonia (Ariz.)--Biography; Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Adobe buildings--Arizona
    • Doug Thamert is a longtime resident of Patagonia and owner of the local pool hall. For years, Mr. Thamert worked for Anne Stradling, as a blacksmith, in the Museum of the Horse in Patagonia. In this interview, he talks about the circumstances...
    • Oral History with Anna Williams, December 16, 2010

    • 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...
    • Oral History with Elena and Ramon Quiroga, January 4, 2011

    • 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 Connie Bailey, May 20, 2011

    • 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 Mary Stella Fisher Carrera, June 10, 2011

    • 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...
    • Interview with John Driggs about the Restoration of the Rosson House

    • Interview with John Driggs about the Restoration of the Rosson House
    • Walsh, Thomas
    • Heritage Square Site (Phoenix, Ariz.); Phoenix (Ariz.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Rosson House (Phoenix, Ariz.)
    • Oral interview with former Mayor of Phoenix John Driggs. He talks about the restoration of the Rosson House from the nail pulling ceremony to the opening of the Rosson House.
    • The Golden West: Articles

    • The Golden West: Articles
    • 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 American literature -- West (U.S.) West (U.S.) --...
    • Original source materials reflecting observations about the industrialization and burgeoning growth of Phoenix and their far-reaching consequences for the ways of the Old West. 18 pages.

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