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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 Father Peter Dobrowski, May 11, 2011

    • 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 Louis Gradias, April 19, 2011

    • Oral History with Louis Gradias, April 19, 2011
    • Gradias, Louis
    • Yuma County (Ariz.); Gadsden (Ariz.); Bracero Program; Agricultural laborers--Arizona; San Luis (Ariz.); Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993; Mexican Americans--Arizona
    • Louie Gradias was born and raised in Gadsden. His mother was born in Gadsden in 1918 and met and married his father in 1938. They settled in Gadsden, built their own house and farmed the land. Mr. Gradias remembers attending Gadsden Elementary...
    • 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 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 Martha Gayle, February 23, 2011

    • Oral History with Martha Gayle, February 23, 2011
    • Gayle, Martha
    • Buckeye (Ariz.); Prisoner of War camps; World War Two; Buckeye Union High School District (Maricopa County, Ariz.)
    • Martha Gayle was born in Phoenix, Arizona, on July 1, 1932. As a child she moved to Buckeye, Arizona with her parents, both of whom were school teachers. After attending Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina and working in California...
    • Oral History with Atia Khan, December 7, 2010

    • Oral History with Atia Khan, December 7, 2010
    • Khan, Atia
    • Kingman (Ariz.); Mohave Community College; Immigration and the transnational experience; Islam--Airzona
    • Atia Khan is originally from Pakistan. She has lived in Kingman since 1981. Mrs. Khan teaches at Mohave Community College and is a founding member of Masjid Ibrahim, the only mosque in Kingman.
    • 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 Paul Messinger, April 31, 2011

    • Oral History with Paul Messinger, April 31, 2011
    • Messinger, Paul
    • Scottsdale (Ariz.)--History; Funeral homes--Arizona; Undertakers and undertaking--Arizona; Arizona. Legislature. House of Representatives; Local government--Arizona--Scottsdale; Water management--Arizona;
    • Paul Messinger was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and moved to Arizona with his family in 1942. He owns the Messinger Mortuary in Scottsdale, Arizona. Mr. Messinger talks about why he became a mortician and his work in the funeral service over 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 Elsie Needles, April 29, 2011

    • Oral History with Elsie Needles, April 29, 2011
    • Needles, Elsie
    • Bullhead City (Ariz.)--History; Museum exhibits--Planning; Colorado River (Colo.-Mexico)--History, Local
    • Elsie Needles is a member of the Colorado River Museum. She has a lovely interest in local history. Ms. Needles prepares special displays and presents programs for the museum.
    • Oral History with John Salem, February 10, 2011

    • Oral History with John Salem, February 10, 2011
    • Salem, John
    • Kingman (Ariz.)--Local government; Service stations--Arizona;
    • Edward John Salem, Jr. was serving his second term as Mayor of Kingman at the time of the interview. He has worked in the auto repair industry since his days growing up in the Phoenix area, and archived the coveted ASE Master Automobile Service...
    • Oral History with Douglas Sydnor, March 10, 2011

    • Oral History with Douglas Sydnor, March 10, 2011
    • Sydnor, Douglas B.
    • Sydnor, Douglas B.; Architecture--Arizona; Scottsdale (Ariz.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Phoenix (Ariz.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Architects--Arizona--Biography; Historic preservation--Arizona
    • Douglas Sydnor is an architect. His parents, Reginald and Dorothy Sydnor, moved the family to Phoenix, Arizona in 1955 where his father was an architect. Mr. Sydnor talks about growing up in central Phoenix and Paradise Valley and discusses the...
    • 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  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 Irene Aja, March 3, 2011

    • Oral History with Irene Aja, March 3, 2011
    • Aja, Irene; Aja, Basilio
    • Basque Americans--Arizona; Sheep--Arizona
    • Irene (Escheverria) Aja discusses her family and their work in the sheep industry in Arizona. Both of her parents immigrated from the Basque region of Spain. Mrs. Aja talks about growing up in Winslow, Wickenburg and Phoenix as her family traveled...
    • Oral History with Doris Cunningham, July 7, 2011

    • Oral History with Doris Cunningham, July 7, 2011
    • Cunningham, Doris
    • Kingman (Ariz.)--History; Credit unions--Mohave County (Ariz.)
    • Doris Cunningham and her husband, John Cunningham, moved to Kingman, Arizona in the 1950s. Mr. Cunningham was one of the first persons hired at the Ford Motor Proving Grounds. In this interview, Mrs. Cunningham talks about her family, growing up in...

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