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    • 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 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 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 Susan Medlock, April 11, 2011

    • Medlock, Susan
    • Superior (Ariz.); Police--Volunteer--Superior (Ariz.); Military spouses--Travel;
    • Susan (Bailey) Medlock has spent almost her entire life around Superior, Arizona. In this interview, she talks about the people and businesses she knew while growing up in Superior. Mrs. Medlock talks about her parents, James and Lucille (Coffee)...
    • Oral History with Janice Hoeschler, March 18, 2011

    • Hoeschler, Janice
    • Phoenix (Ariz.)--History; Phoenix (Ariz.)--Social life and customs
    • Janice (Hunter) Hoeschler born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. In this interview, she talks about her family, schooling, neighbors, and growing up in Phoenix in the 1940s and 1950s. She met her husband, Terry Hoeschler, while attending the...
    • 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 José Burruel, April 22, 2011

    • Burruel, José María
    • Scottsdale (Ariz.); Phoenix (Ariz.); Mexican Americans--Arizona; Yakonan Indians; Mayo Indians; Scottsdale (Ariz.)--Social life and customs; Educators--Arizona--Biography; United States Commission on Civil Rights. Arizona Advisory Committee;
    • José Burruel was born in Scottsdale, Arizona in 1925. He relates what it was like growing up as a Mexican and Native American in a poor single-parent home in Scottsdale and Phoenix. Mr. Burruel talks of the communities and neighborhoods he grew up...
    • Oral History with Rob Chilcoat, January 21 and 28, 2011

    • Chilcoat, Rob
    • Kingman (Ariz.)--History; Aeronautics--Arizona--History
    • Rob Chilcoat was born and raised in the Kingman, Arizona area. He talks about the places his family lived while his father worked for the Santa Fe Railroad. Mr. Chilcoat joined the U.S. Air Force in 1977 and was stationed in England. He is the...
    • 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...
    • Dr. Robert Ashe

    • Ashe, Dr. Robert
    • Glendale (Ariz) -- Newspaper; Glendale, AZ; Glendale (Ariz) --Social life and customs; Glendale (Ariz) -- Glendale Union High School
    • In the 1940s, Dr. Robert Ashe was the former Superintendent of Glendale and Peoria High School Districts, during a period of great growth. He was instrumental in transforming Glendale School District from a small farming town school district, to a...
    • Garth Brown

    • Garth Brown
    • Congress, Arizona
    • Life and times in Congress Arizona
    • Nelson Mitchell, Jr. Video Oral History Interview

    • Mitchell, Nelson, Jr.
    • Luke AFB; WWII; Navy; African American Armed Forces; Pearl Harbor; Phoenix, AZ
    • Video oral history interview with Nelson Mitchell, Jr. where he discusses his career in the US Navy during WWII.
    • Oral History with Dolores Badilla Celaya, December 17, 2010

    • Celaya, Dolores Badilla
    • Tucson (Ariz.); Pima County (Ariz.); Ranching--Arizona--History; Mexican Americans--Arizona; Farming--Arizona--Tucson
    • Dolores (Badilla) Celaya was born in 1927 and has lived in the Tucson, Arizona area her entire life. In this interview, she talks about her family and life in the area. Her grandparents homesteaded in the Arivaca Valley. Ms. Celaya discusses...
    • Oral History with Marianna Korte, March 24, 2011

    • Korte, Marianna
    • Phoenix (Ariz.)--History; Phoenix (Ariz.)--Social life and customs; Scottsdale (Ariz.)--History
    • Marianna (Dains) Korte was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1920 to Wesley and Virginia Dains. Her parents taught on an Indian Reservation before her father opened a law practice downtown Phoenix. She married Ray Korte in 1945. In this interview she...
    • Jeanne Malloque Oral History Interview

    • Malloque, Jeanne (Ipharr)
    • Glendale, AZ; Basque; Sheepherding; Flagstaff, AZ; Discrimination; Glendale Union High School
    • Jeanne Malloque was born in Idaho, in May of 1921. She and her family moved to Phoenix as a means to alleviate her brother’s asthma symptoms. Settling in Glendale in 1928. Her father was born in the French Pyrenees Mountains – Basque Country. Sheep...
    • Oral History with Manuel Ruiz, January 14, 2011

    • Ruiz, Manuel
    • Superior (Ariz.)--History; Magma Copper Company; School sports--Coaching--Arizona; Ranching--Arizona; Mining--Arizona; Local government--Arizona
    • Manuel “Manny” Ruiz was born in 1933 to Manuel and Frances (Bertolio) Ruiz and grew up in Superior, Arizona. He played sports in high school and at the Arizona State College in Flagstaff (now Northern Arizona University). After graduating with a...
    • JY "EC" Otondo Oral History Interview

    • Otondo, JY "EC"
    • Glendale, AZ: Arizona Communities; Basque Community; Los Angeles, CA; Great Depression; Sheep Ranching;
    • “EC” Otondo was part of one of the first, if not the first sheep families to live in Arizona. He remembers herding his sheep down the trail from northern Arizona to Gilbert. Moving along the San Francisco Peaks into the valley. During this period,...
    • 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...
    • Berta Williams Interview Transcsript Part Two.

    • Berta Williams and Charlotte Cushman.
    • Postmasters--1920-1930; Women postal service employees--Arizona; Post office buildings--Arizona; Ranch life--Arizona--Pima
    • Transcsript of interview with Berta Williams, daughter of Rosa Ronquillo Rhodes on September 4, 2009. Berta recounts stories about her mother, the Post Office, and growing up in Redington, Arizona.
    • Katherine Born - 2 Oral Histories

    • Born, Katherine
    • David W. Shivers Family--Chino Valley, Arizona--J.L. Fisher Family (First Husband)--Morris Goldwater Family(Second Huband)--Yavapai Cow Belles--Echoes of the Past Book--Goldwater Store--Prescott Historical House Resortation
    • There are 2 oral history interviews with Katherine Born (b. September 25, 1920 – d.) one from October, 17 1990 and another from July 15, 2009. The 1990 interview covers Born's memories There are 2 oral history interviews with Katherine Born (b....
    • Oral History with  Dorothy Webb, February 15, 2011

    • Webb, Dorothy
    • Ranching--Arizona; World War, 1939-1945; Teachers--Arizona; Phoenix (Ariz.)--History; San Carlos (Ariz.)--History; Arizona Cattle Growers' Association; Art patrons--Arizona
    • Dorothy (Moore) Webb and her husband, Milton D. "Bud" Webb, were heavily involved in the ranching industry in Arizona. Mrs. Webb was born in 1921 and moved to Arizona when she was 4 years old. Her father worked for the railroad and moved the family...
    • "The Traveler" Glendale Community College Literary Magazine, 1999

    • Glendale Community College
    • Glendale Community College (Maricopa County, Ariz.); College students' writings, American--Arizona--Glendale--Periodicals; Creative writing (Higher education)--Periodicals; Short stories, American--Periodicals; American poetry--20th...
    • The Traveler, 1999. Literary Staff: Marion Eckholm; Wes Bailey. Literary Judges: Barbara Jordan; Carmela Arnoldt; Charles Sohn; Freddie Anttila; Kirt Shineman; Mary Jane Onnen; Marti Moraga; Mildred Fischer; Pam Joraanstad; Pat Haas; Ruth Callahan....
    • Glendale Public Library Oral History with Glenda Wilson and Judy Rhodes, January 27, 2010.

    • Rhodes, Judy and Wilson, Glenda
    • Glendale Public Library; Velma Teague Library; Glendale (Ariz.); Libraries--Glendale, Az. Librarians
    • Glenda Wilson and Judy Rhodes were long-term Glendale Public Library employees when they retired in the last decade. Judy was 16 and still in high school when Library Director Velma Teague hired her. Glenda was newly married and a Texas transplant...
    • 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...
    • Arizona Highways, December 2007

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, December 2007

      Contents:
      02 DEAR EDITOR
      03 EDITOR’S LETTER
      04 VIEWFINDER Rediscovering visual icons.
      05 TAKING THE OFF-RAMP Arizona oddities, attractions and pleasures.
      10 COMING TO ARIZONA Chicago...
    • 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 County. ...
    • 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 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 Interview with Maria Socorro Salinas

    • Salinas, Maria Socorro
    • Mexican Americans; Glendale, AZ; Farming; Japanese Americans; Konishi; Education; Fiesta Patrias; Murphy Park; Catholic Church
    • Maria Socorro Salinas was a Mexican American born in Glendale, Arizona. Her father worked on Konishi’s farm as a foreman. Yutaka Konishi leased land from Louis Sands at 55th Avenue between Orangewood and Northern Avenues. He raised lettuce and...
    • Reidhead Family History, Part 1

    • Reidhead, Val
    • Oral histories; Apache County; Navajo County; Show Low (Ariz.); Biography; Mormon Pioneers--Arizona; Timber--Arizona; Sawmills--Arizona; Reidhead family
    • Part 1: Val Reidhead's family was always in the sawmill business. He remembered growing up in lumber camps around Linden and Pinedale, Clay Springs and all over the country. Val's grandfather John Oscar Reidhead came from Utah sometime in the...
    • Arizona Highways, November 1988

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, November 1988

      Contents:
      02 EDITOR’S PAGE
      03 LETTERS
      04 WICKENBURG AT 125 by Jerry Eaton. Like many a community founded on a mineral strike, Wickenburg might be only a ghost town today had it not been for a...
    • Arizona Highways, March 2008

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, March 2008

      Contents:
      02 EDITOR’S LETTER
      03 CONTRIBUTORS
      04 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
      05 THE JOURNAL People, places and things from around the state, including the coolest diner in Phoenix, the history of the...
    • Arizona Highways, August 1981

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, August 1981

      Contents:

      02 WHERE THE WIND BLOWS FREE There were three essentials to the settlement of the arid Southwest: barbed wire, six-shooters, and windmills.
      08 IMPRESSIONS OF A VILLAGE LIFE A quaint,...
    • 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 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 Willia Stone, May 10, 2011

    • Stone, Willia Mae
    • Liberty (Ariz.)--History; Teachers--Arizona; Teachers--Alaska
    • Willia Mae (Van Lier) Stone was born and raised in Liberty, Arizona. Her parents were Peter and Carrie Etta (Beloat) Van Lier. Her father was a veteran of the Spanish American War, a farmer in Liberty, and served on the School Board and the Buckeye...
    • "The Traveler" Glendale Community College Literary Magazine, 2001

    • Glendale Community College
    • Glendale Community College (Maricopa County, Ariz.); College students' writings, American--Arizona--Glendale--Periodicals; Creative writing (Higher education)--Periodicals; Short stories, American--Periodicals; American poetry--20th...
    • The Traveler, 2001. Literary Staff: Marion Ekholm; Rochelle Watts; Chris Yazzie. Literary Editor: Carmen Ardoin. Literary Faculty Advisors: Casey Furlong; Johnnie Clemens May; Joy Wingersky. Literary Judges: Carmela Arnoldt; Linda Austin; Renee...
    • Arizona Highways, February 2010

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, February 2010

      Contents:
      02 EDITOR’S LETTER
      03 CONTRIBUTORS
      04 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
      05 THE JOURNAL People, places and things from around the state, including a Q&A with country-music legend Tanya...
    • Arizona Highways, May 2010

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, May 2010

      Contents:
      02 EDITOR’S LETTER
      03 CONTRIBUTORS
      04 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
      05 THE JOURNAL People, places and things from around the state, including a meat-lovers’ holy grail in Tucson, the wily...
    • Arizona Highways, March 1983

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, March 1983

      Contents:
      02 DE GRAZIA - A RETROSPECTIVE This special section includes a careful selection of paintings in full color plus three insightful essays about the artist and his work.
      16 SPRING COMES TO...
    • Arizona Literary Magazine, Fall 2008

    • Martin, Gayle (ed.); Manville, Greta (contest coordinator)
    • Arizona Authors Association; Literary magazine--Arizona
    • Winning entries in the 2008 Arizona Authors Association Literary Contest in unpublished categories of Poetry, Essays, Short Stories, Novels as well as Published Fiction and Published Nonfiction. This was the first year with a color cover....
    • Oral History with George Fass, January 26, 2011

    • Fass, George
    • World War II; Kingman (Ariz.); Mohave County (Ariz.); Children and family; Ranching; Mining-Arizona
    • George Fass was born in 1929 and raised in Kingman, Arizona and has lived most of his life there. In this interview, Fass relates some of the changes in Kingman as it grew from a small town with only one stop sign and surrounded by ranches, to the...
    • Oral History with Roy Chavez, March 23, 2011

    • Chavez, Roy
    • Superior (Ariz.)--history; Mining--Arizona--Pinal County; Segregation in education--Arizona--Pinal County; Barbers--Arizona; Mexican Americans--Arizona
    • Roy Chavez has lived his entire life in and around Superior, Arizona. His Mother, Yolanda (Castro) Chavez, taught school and his father, Raymond Chavez, had a barber shop on Main Street. Mr. Chavez talks about growing up in Superior, his education...
    • 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 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...
    • Perspectives of the Past-Oral history interview with Mary Clem 2011-07-30

    • Stensrud-Clem, Mary, 1910-
    • Centenarians--United States--Interviews; Oral history--Arizona; Tucson (Ariz.)--History--Anecdotes; Yuma (Ariz.)--History
    • Mary Clem recounts her early childhood in Yuma, Arizona beginning around 1917. Clem shares early memories of a WW1 soldier camp in Yuma, influenza outbreaks and the plank road from Arizona to California. Clem’s husband owned a mortuary in Bisbee...
    • Arizona Highways, January 2012

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, January 2012

      Contents:
      02 EDITOR’S LETTER
      03 CONTRIBUTORS
      04 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
      05 THE JOURNAL People, places and things from around the state, including Sirens’ Café, an unexpected treat in Kingman;...
    • Arizona Highways, March 1991

    • Arizona Highways Magazine
    • Arizona; Arizona Highways Magazine; Arizona Department of Transportation
    • Arizona Highways, March 1991

      Contents:
      02 ALONG THE WAY Expressions of love sometimes come in most unusual ways.
      03 LETTERS
      04 GHOST TOWNS. SILENCE IN SWANSEA Text by Philip Varney. Photographs by Rick Odell. Popular “Ghost...
    • Not So Easy, Tucson's 13th Infantry Batallion Marine Reserves

    • Sanderson, Charles
    • Korean War, 1950-1953; Korean War, 1950-1953--Participation, American; Korean War, 1950-1953--Participation, Mexican American; Military Service; U.S. Marines
    • The Korean War is sometimes called, "The Forgotten War." It would be uncounscionable to forget the bravery and sacrifices of those Americans who served their country in a land so far away. These are the stories of Company E of the 13th Infantry...

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