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    • Oral History with Donna Gaab, May 20, 2011

    • 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 Ace Bailey, February 15, 2011

    • Oral History with Ace Bailey, February 15, 2011
    • Bailey, Ace
    • Scottsdale (Ariz.); Architecture and tourism; Art, Municipal; Hotel Valley Ho (Scottsdale, Ariz.); Soleri, Paolo, 1919-
    • Ace Bailey is the owner of Ultimate Art and Cultural Tours. Through her company, Ms. Bailey runs guided tours throughout the Scottsdale community. Her tours take visitors through the many interesting landmarks in downtown Scottsdale. In this...
    • Oral History with Rita Hamilton, March 31, 2011

    • Oral History with Rita Hamilton, March 31, 2011
    • Hamilton, Rita
    • Scottsdale Public Library; Library administration--Arizona
    • Rita Hamilton is the Director of the Scottsdale Public Library. In this interview, she talks about her childhood, family, education, and why she choose to be a librarian. Mrs. Hamilton has worked in various libraries around the state of Arizona,...
    • Oral History with Bruce Heiden, June 21, 2011

    • Oral History with Bruce Heiden, June 21, 2011
    • Heiden, Bruce
    • Buckeye (Ariz.)--History; Cotton farmers--Arizona--Biography; Schools--Arizona; Water management--Arizona; National Cotton Council of America; Local government--Arizona; Arizona Cotton Growers Association
    • W. Bruce Heiden is a cotton farmer and owner of H Four Farms in Buckeye, Arizona. He was born in 1934 in Buckeye to Walter A. and Louise Marie (Tremblay) Heiden. His father was a mechanic and in 1947 bought the land that the family continues to...
    • Oral History with Martha Hunter, May 3, 2011

    • Oral History with Martha Hunter, May 3, 2011
    • Hunter, Martha
    • Phoenix (Ariz.)--History; Ranching--Arizona; Civic improvement--Arizona--Phoenix; Vineyards--Arizona
    • Martha Ellen (McGeorge) Hunter was born in 1946 in Phoenix, Arizona. She grew up on the Talwiwi Ranch, for which her father served as General Manager of for 20 years. Talwiwi Ranch was owned by Colonel Bumstead and located near Litchfield Road and...
    • Oral History with Don Greg Jordan, March 1 and 15, 2011

    • Oral History with Don Greg Jordan, March 1 and 15, 2011
    • Jordan, Don Greg
    • Phoenix (Ariz.)--History; Jordan, Ben; Teachers--Arizona--Phoenix; Library employees--Arizona--Phoenix--Biography; Phoenix (Ariz.)--Social life and customs
    • Don Greg Jordan was born in 1946 in Colorado and came to Phoenix, Arizona with his parents, Benjamin Hutston and Naomi (Free) Jordan, in 1949. His parents were teachers; his father, Ben, taught at Phoenix Union High School, and his mother, Naomi,...
    • Oral History with Kenneth Kelley, July 7, 2011

    • Oral History with Kenneth Kelley, July 7, 2011
    • Kelley, Kenneth
    • Mohave County (Ariz.)--History; Ranching--Arizona; Agriculture--Arizona
    • Kenneth Kelley comes from a farming and ranching family. He learned how to be an earth mover during the winter when his family was not farming. He shares an interesting past since his birth in 1922.
    • 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 Paul Medlock, April 11, 2011

    • Oral History with Paul Medlock, April 11, 2011
    • Medlock, Paul
    • Superior (Ariz.)--Social Life and customs; Magma Copper Company; Vietnam War, 1961-1975
    • Paul Medlock was born in 1949 and adopted by Ray and Grace Medlock. He grew up in Superior, Arizona, where he still lives today. Mr. Medlock related his early years living in "Smeltertown," a small housing project on the road to the Magma Copper...
    • 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 George Proctor, May 19, 2011

    • 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 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 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  Bill Wooten, May 10, 2011

    • 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...
    • Oral History with Ellen McGee, January 21, 2011

    • 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 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 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 Burton Carter, July 11, 2011

    • Oral History with Burton Carter, July 11, 2011
    • Carter, Burton
    • Kingman (Ariz.)--History; Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--Arizona; Boy Scouts--Arizona; Explosions--Railroad facilities--Arizona--Kingman
    • Burton Carter grew up in Saint George, Utah and moved to Kingman, Arizona shortly after getting married in the 1960s. Mr. Carter discusses his tax, insurance, and securities business, his involvement in the Boy Scouts, and in the Latter Day Saints...

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