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    • Oral History with Dirk Frauenfelder, Betty Jo Penny, and Caroline Jessen, May 23, 2011

    • 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

    • 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 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 JoAnn Handley, April 8, 2011

    • 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 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 Robert Kravetz, April 21, 2011

    • Oral History with Robert Kravetz, April 21, 2011
    • Kravetz, Robert
    • Phoenix (Ariz.)--History; Phoenix Indian Medical Center; Physicians--Arizona--Biography;
    • Dr. Robert Kravetz was born in New York City and grew up in New Jersey. He is a specialist in Gastroenterology (digestive diseases). Dr. Kravetz first came to Phoenix in 1961 as part of Public Health to work at the Phoenix Indian Hospital for two...
    • 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 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 Jim Nintzel, February 23, 2011

    • Oral History with Jim Nintzel, February 23, 2011
    • Nintzel, Jim
    • Tucson (Ariz.); Fort Huachuca (Ariz.); Journalism--Arizona
    • Jim Nintzel is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Arizona, School of Journalism, and a senior political writer and investigative reporter at the "Tucson Weekly" newspaper. He talks about growing up in a military family with his mother,...
    • 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 Manuel Ruiz, January 14, 2011

    • 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

    • 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 Ernie Smith, February 17, 2011

    • Oral History with Ernie Smith, February 17, 2011
    • Smith, Ernie
    • Lake Havasu City (Ariz.); Fire departments--Arizona--Lake Havasu City--History; Fire departments--Arizona--Lake Havasu City--Officials and employees--Biography
    • Ernie Smith is from Lake Havasu City, Arizona. He was the first Fire Chief of the Lake Havasu Fire Department. Mr. Smith recounts the history of the first fire department in Lake Havasu City and his role as Fire Chief.
    • 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 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  Dorothy Webb, February 15, 2011

    • 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...
    • 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 Karl Deffenbaugh, February 24, 2011

    • 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 Sister Michael Wilson, January 31, 2011

    • Oral History with Sister Michael Wilson, January 31, 2011
    • Wilson, Sister Michael
    • Winslow (Ariz.); Navajo Indian Reservation; Education--Navajo County (Ariz.); Teaching; Interpersonal relations and culture; Siena Heights University; Powwows
    • Sister Michael Wilson is a Dominican nun who moved to Arizona in 1972 to teach. In this interview, Wilson shares how spending her childhood and beginning her career as a teacher in Michigan helped prepare her for working in the West. Wilson...
    • Oral History with George Fass, January 26, 2011

    • 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...

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