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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/
Gifts to the Governor
Gifts to the Governor is a sampling of items that have been given to the State of Arizona over the last 100 years. The Arizona Revised Statutes declare that any item given to the Governor on behalf of the State belongs to the State of Arizona. Items in this collection date from the first Governor of Arizona, George W.P. Hunt, to Governor Janet Napolitano and include gifts from other states, foreign dignitaries, and the people of Arizona. See some of these items on display at the Arizona Capitol Museum.
Jordan Family Clothing - One Family's Closet
"One Family's Closet" features nine focus areas representing clothing from 1912-1962. The display includes items that belonged to various members of one Arizona pioneer family. They include: Annie Bristow Jordan (Sally's great-grandmother), Ruth Woolf Jordan (her grandmother), Anne Jordan Jackson (her mother, and the Jordan's eldest daughter), Helen Jordan (her great-aunt), and other family members.
Selections of Photographs from Helga Teiwes' Hopi Basket Weaving Project
Prompted by her interest in Hopi arts and crafts, Helga Teiwes, photographer for the Arizona State Museum, documented Hopi basket weavers over the course of three years in the early 1990's. She captured the three styles of basketry woven at Hopi: the wicker basketry of Third Mesa, the coiled basketry of Second Mesa and plaited basketry from all of the Mesas. In addition she documented the women who created these works of art and photographed the materials including siváapi
(dune broom) suuvi
(sumac) and mooho
(yucca). Her photographs illustrate how the materials were gathered and prepared and show the weaving techniques used. This collection of photographs is a representative sample of Ms. Teiwes's work.
In 1908 Bisbee experienced two disasters in quick succession. In August, excessive rainwater running down the mountains caused a flood which damaged homes and local businesses, and in October 1908, a fire destroyed much of the town's commercial district. This card is postmarked September 1910 from Bisbee and is addressed to Mayme Barr in Oakland, California. Message reads: "Dear Mayme, I was so glad to hear from you. I thought you forgot me, I did not get any Postel from back Home. I was thinking you never got to go, their [sic.] is a Excursion good for one month to San Francisco for 50D a round trip. Mr. Heitz wants me to go and visit you. I wish I could but I can't leave my mother. This is a postel from the cloud burst we had. [S.F. Mary?]" ~ Territorial and Early Statehood Arizona Postcards
Sept 1881, American Flag cover
Territorial cover addressed to Columbus, Ohio, with an American Flag cancellation of September, 1881. The first postmaster, Peter H. Loss, would have been running the post office at that time, and earning an annual compensation of $3.77.~ American Flag Ranch and Acadia Ranch - The Story of Oracle’s Post Offices
Frauenfelder Family, ca. 1898-1900
The photograph shows the Frauenfelder family in 1898. The Frauenfelders came to Gadsden as homesteaders in 1917. Irrigation was opening up the lower Yuma Valley to farming at that time. The caption reads: The Frauenfelder Family Top row: Edward, Aunt Louise, Herman Jr. Middle row: Emily, Louise, Elizabeth (Mully) holding Spike, Herman Sr., and Henry. Bottom row: Al and Caroline. This portrait was taken in St. Louis, Missouri between 1898 and 1900.~ San Luis Takes Its Place in Arizona's History - The Migrant Worker Experience