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    • 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 Patricia Egan, January 26, 2011

    • Egan, Patricia
    • Navajo Indian Reservation--Schools; Navajo Indian Reservation--Social life and customs; Northland Pioneer College;
    • Patricia Egan was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. In 1989, she moved to Arizona to teach at Dilkon Elementary School on the Navajo Reservation. Ms. Egan talks about the cultural differences between herself and her students and how those...
    • Oral History with Mark Fallon, June 28, 2011

    • Fallon, Mark
    • Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station (Ariz.)--history; Salt River Project; Arizona Public Service Company;
    • Mark Fallon is the Palo Verde Communications Department leader at the APS Energy Education Center in Buckeye, Arizona. In this interview, Mr. Fallon relates the history of the Palo Verde Generating Plant. The Arizona Nuclear Power Project, as it...
    • Oral History with Dirk Frauenfelder, Betty Jo Penny, and Caroline Jessen, May 23, 2011

    • Frauenfelder, Dick; Penny, Betty Jo; Jessen, Caroline
    • Yuma County (Ariz.); Gadsden (Ariz.); San Luis (Ariz.); Homesteading; Farming; Agricultural laborers--Arizona
    • The Frauenfelder and Lott families settled in Gadsden and southern Yuma County in the early 1900s. The Frauenfelder came in 1920 and the Lotts in 1912. They describe growing up along the border with Mexico, and how they worked in the fields and...
    • 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 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 JoAnn Handley, April 8, 2011

    • Handley, JoAnn
    • Scottsdale (Ariz.)--History; History--Societies, etc.--Arizona--Scottsdale; Museums--Arizona--Management
    • JoAnn Handley was born in 1931 and grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is a former nurse and now the manager of the Scottsdale Historical Museum. In this interview, she talks about the history of Scottsdale and the changes she has seen in the last...
    • Oral History with Katherine Herbert, February 12, 2011

    • Herbert, Katherine Atwell
    • Herbert, Katherine Atwell; Phoenix (Ariz.)--History; Motion picture authorship--Study and teaching; Historic buildings--Arizona--Phoenix
    • Katherine Atwell Herbert teaches at the Film School at Scottsdale Community College and is a former script writer and analyst. She came to Phoenix, Arizona as a child and shares many stories of her schooling and growing up in the city, its growth...
    • 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 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

    • 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 Charles Penson, April 1, 2011

    • Penson, Charles
    • Tucson (Ariz.); Titan Missile Museum; Titan (Missile)--History; Museums--Collection management; Museum docents--Training; Radio broadcasters--Minnesota; Radio broadcasters--Montana
    • Charles Penson grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota. He worked for many years as a radio broadcaster and producer. Mr. Penson developed a computer training program at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Today he is the archivist and historian for the Titan...
    • 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...
    • 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 Jack and Mary Song, January 27, 2011

    • Song, Jack; Song, Mary
    • Scottsdale (Ariz.)--History; Chinese Americans--Arizona--Biography; Chinese restaurants--Arizona--Scottsdale; Bars (Drinking establishments)--Arizona--Scottsdale; Jazz musicians
    • Jack and Mary Song were restaurant owners in Scottsdale, Arizona. Jack Song was born in Chandler, Arizona in 1929 and moved to Scottsdale before he was a year old. He talks about growing up in Scottsdale, the schools he attended, and being the only...
    • Oral History with Frank Stephens, April 29, 2011

    • Stephens, Frank
    • Wikieup (Ariz.); Mohave County (Ariz.)--History; Ranching--Arizona
    • Frank Stephens grew up in a ranch in Wikieup, Arizona. He reflects on his experiences of life in rural Mohave County.
    • 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 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 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...

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