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The years 1859-1922 represent a time when Arizona grew up. A broad documentation of this valuable history can be found in the newspapers of the day. In accordance with their mission to ensure that Arizona's history is documented and preserved, and in joint effort with the National Endowment for the Humanities and Library of Congress, The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records is proud to contribute to the National Digital Newspaper Program by digitizing select Arizona newspaper titles from this vital time in history in preparation for global online access. Visit http://adnp.azlibrary.gov/
The Restoration of Heritage Square
This collection documents the restoration of Phoenix's Block 14. Located at the heart of downtown Phoenix, Block 14 is the only remaining residential block from the original Phoenix townsite. As the city grew over time, Block 14 and other residential areas were encompassed by commercial development. Over the years, many homes fell into disrepair and were demolished.
The Barry Goldwater Statue Project
Commissioned by the Arizona House Joint Resolution from 2008, the Senator Barry Goldwater statue was created to replace one of the existing statues dedicated to Arizona in the National Statuary Hall in Washington D.C. The bronze statue was created by Deborah Copenhaver Fellows and is 8 feet tall featuring Senator Goldwater gesturing as if speaking. This collection features photographs from the statue's beginning as a clay model to its unveiling and temporary placement within the rotunda of the Arizona State Capital Museum.
Prescott Granite Mountain Hotshots - Tribute Fence Preservation Project
At mid-afternoon June 30, 2013 early monsoon storms were brewing over the Bradshaw Mountains south of Prescott, Arizona. Four days prior, a minor brush fire had been sparked by a lightning strike near the small town of Yarnell. Little did anyone suspect the mergence of these two events would create a huge fire which would at 4:42 pm take the lives of 19 Prescott firefighters.
Posters and Artwork of the Federal Government
This collection was created to share artwork and posters created by the federal government. Many of these posters and prints were distributed through the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), though some pieces predate the FDLP. Pieces included are from all branches of the armed forces of the United States, as well as a wide range of federal departments and agencies. These posters were created for a variety of reasons: some celebrate an aspect of U.S. history, are part of public awareness campaigns, or highlight federal programs. They offer a glimpse into our nation's past or what we hope to see in our future.
Arizona City and Business Directories
The directories document the population and businesses of 19th century Arizona and are used on a daily basis by researchers. In addition to a list of residents and businesses, researchers can find occupations, if a woman was a widow or head of household, or whether the resident owned or rented the property. Many directories contain a history of the city, state and region, information on the climate, topography and natural resources of the area, and in some instances photographs.
New Deal Art
There are at least 482 works of art in the Pueblo Grande Museum's archive. Most can be traced to the Federal Art Project, during 1940 - 1941. Prehistoric pottery designs are particularly well represented, with a series of silk screens and color drawings of sherds from the Museum's collection. Historic native cultures are well represented, with black-and-white as well as color drawings of Maricopa, Pima, Mohave, and Yuman objects; especially numerous are examples of Pima baskets. There are detailed architectural drawings, floor plans, and color renditions of native houses. There are also examples of the use of the "swastika" motif in art, throughout time and around the world.
God Bless Our Fallen Firefighters Sign
A blue paper sign with red, white, and blue stars across the top and bottom. The middle of the sign reads "GOD BLESS OUR FALLEN FIREFIGHTERS" in alternating red, white, and blue letters. ~ Prescott Granite Mountain Hotshots - Tribute Fence Preservation Project
View of the Rosson House
Photograph showing the north side of the Rosson House prior to the restoration. The Rosson House is painted in white. There are palm trees in the north and west side of the Rosson House. The additional rooms constructed over the years can be on the back of the house and on the porches. ~ The Restoration of Heritage Square