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    • Oral History with Janie Ellis, April 12, 2011

    • Ellis, Janie
    • Scottsdale (Ariz.); Artist colonies--Arizona--Scottsdale--History; Curtis, Philip C.; Costume design--Arizona; Carpentry--Arizona
    • Janie Ellis was born in 1942 to George and Rachel (Murdock) Ellis. Her parents founded the Cattle Track Arts Compound in Scottsdale, Arizona. Ms. Ellis talks about the many artists who have spent time at Cattle Track. She also talks about her...
    • Oral History with Francisco Escobar Sr., April 26, 2011

    • Escobar, Francisco Sr.
    • Douglas (Ariz.); Sierra Vista (Ariz.); Fort Huachuca (Ariz.); Korean War, 1950-1953--Aerial operations, American; Computer technicians--United States--Biography
    • Francisco A. Escobar Sr. was born in 1931 and raised in Douglas, Arizona. His parents were originally from Sonora, Mexico. Mr. Escobar served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War as a radio operator in a B-29 bomber and later an EMC...
    • 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 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 Shelley Grebels, March 15, 2011

    • Grebels, Shelley
    • Scottsdale (Ariz.); Scottsdale Public Library
    • Shelley Grebels runs the Adult Services Information function and call center and the Scottsdale Room for Scottsdale Public Library. In this interview she talks about many of the people who have worked for the library, some of the programs, the...
    • 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 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

    • 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 Maxine Huff, May 11, 2011

    • Huff, Maxine
    • Sierra Vista (Ariz.); Fort Huachuca (Ariz.); United States. Army--Officers; Dance teachers--Arizona; Dance Masters of America
    • Maxine Huff has lived many places around the world with her husband, who was a career U.S. Army officer. His last station was at Fort Huachuca, outside of Sierra Vista, Arizona. Mr. and Mrs. Huff retired in Sierra Vista in the 1960s, where she...
    • 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 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 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 Harold Lewkowitz, March 22, 2011

    • Lewkowitz, Harold
    • Phoenix (Ariz.)--History; Lawyers--Arizona--Biography; Civic improvement--Arizona--Phoenix
    • Harold Jerome "Jerry" Lewkowitz was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. His parents, Herman and Carrie Rebekah (Epstein) Lewkowitz, were heavily involved in the Jewish Community and with Phoenix civil endeavors. Herman Lewkowitz was a prominent...
    • Oral History with Dale Lindner, May 31, 2011

    • Lindner, Barton Dale
    • Phoenix (Ariz.)--History; Wildlife photography--Arizona; Reptiles--Arizona
    • Barton Dale Lindner is a reptile specialist. In this interview, he talks about his family, especially his grandfather, who came to Arizona before statehood to lay streetcar track in Phoenix and stayed to open the first photography studio in that...
    • 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 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 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 Molly McKasson, January 12 and February 15, 2011

    • McKasson, Molly
    • Tucson (Ariz.); Teachers--Arizona--Tucson; City council members--Arizona--Tucson; Arizona Theatre Company
    • Molly McKasson served on the Tucson City Council, representing Ward 6. She is a former teacher in Tucson and currently acts with the Arizona Theater Company (ATC) and writes. In this interview, Ms. McKasson talks about her family history, growing...
    • 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 Cynthia Matus Morris, March 9, 2011

    • Morris, Cynthia Matus
    • Patagonia (Ariz.); Patagonia (Ariz.)--Biography; Ranching--Arizona--History; Patagonia (Ariz.)--Social life and customs
    • Cynthia Matus Morris was born in 1953 to Guillermo and Carmen (Rivera) Matus and has lived in the area around Patagonia, Arizona her entire life. In this interview, she talks about her family history through grandparents, their holiday...

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