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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/
Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records' 150th Anniversary
This collection celebrates the 150th Anniversary of the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. It currently contains just one item but will grow over the next year to contain representative items from each of the branches of the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records - the State Library of Arizona, the Arizona Capitol Museum, the Braille and Talking Book Library, State Records, State Archives and the Library Development Division.
Yuma Climate Records
This collection contains PDF versions of daily weather reports of territorial Yuma from the mid- to late- 1880s. These entries were the work of the Signal Service U.S.A. United States Army Signal Corps, whose work was the precursor and foundation of the now National Weather Service (NWS). These weather reports contain information on an array of topics ranging from natural phenomenon such as sunrises, sunsets, and weather (wind, cloud, rain, sandstorms) to effects of weather on transportation, information regarding station inspections, issues with cleaning staff, and other items relating to the running of the station.
Tucson's January 8th Memorial Foundation - Remembering the Tucson Tragedy
January 8, 2011 is a day seared into memory of our community, our state and our nation. The shootings that occurred at U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' "Congress on your Corner" event in Tucson wounded thirteen and killed six individuals who were participating in a fundamental act of democracy. On Saturday morning, Jan. 8, 2011, at 10:10 a.m., a young man shot nineteen people who were gathered at the Safeway store on the corner of Ina and Oracle in northwest Tucson to talk with their congresswoman about varied issues and concerns. In the days that followed the shootings, scores of community members gathered together to create spontaneous tribute memorials around Tucson. This collection is intended as way to share these heartfelt materials with the community once again in the spirit of healing, unity and hope for a better future.
Thunderbird Classic Balloon Race
The Thunderbird Balloon Race digital collection is a collection of photographs, ephemera and memorabilia that chronicles the history of the Thunderbird Classic Balloon Race. The race started in 1975 and was originally held on campus at the American Graduate School of International Management (AGSIM). The event was organized by the Friends of Thunderbird to raise money for student scholarships. The race grew in the number of participants and spectators every year and was eventually moved to the Glendale Airport (for two years) and WestWorld in Scottsdale. By the early 2000's, Thunderbird (AGSIM) was no longer a race sponsor.
Territorial Governor Portraits by William Besser
The Arizona Territory was created in 1863 and existed until 1912, when statehood was achieved. During that time 16 people served 17 terms as Territorial Governor. In 1913 the State of Arizona commissioned William Besser to paint portraits of each Territorial Governor. Besser painted all but three of the portraits from photographs; Richard E. Sloan, Joseph H. Kibbey, and Louis Cameron Hughes still resided in Arizona and had sittings with the artist. Today these 16 portraits hang in the Arizona Capitol Museum.
Selections from the Lowell Observatory Archives
This collection highlights photographs, drawings and documents from the Lowell Observatory Archives. It includes images of people, buildings and telescopes from the institution's early days, drawings of Mars made by Percival Lowell, and documents from significant events in the observatory's history, such as the discovery of Pluto. There are also contemporary photographs of the Discovery Channel Telescope.
A Passion for Politics: The Life of Mulford Winsor
A Passion for Politics: The Life of Mulford Winsor is a history of Arizona's first State Librarian, and Director of the Department of Library and Archives from 1932 until his death in Phoenix on November 05, 1956. ~ Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records' 150th Anniversary
December 1884 Climate Records
Daily Weather Observations for the Month of December 1884. 12 pages PDF version. Daily weather observations for December 1st & 2nd, 1884. Observations: Fair weather with yellow sunset. Daily weather observations for December 3rd-6th, 1884. Observations: Fair weather with yellow sunsets, sandstorms, and dense haze. Cirrus and stratus clouds observed. Daily weather observations for December 7th-9th, 1884. Observations: Cloudy with rain. Heavy cumulus and stratus clouds observed. Daily weather observations for December 9th-11th, 1884. Observations: Foul weather with thunderstorm, rain, and hail. Stratus clouds observed. Daily weather observations for December 12th-14th, 1884. Observations: Foul weather with rain, fog; later days clear weather. Light stratus clouds observed. Daily weather observations for December 15th-18th, 1884. Observations: Fair weather with yellow sunsets and north east winds. Cirrus and cirrus stratus clouds observed. Daily weather observations for December 19th-21st, 1884. Observations: Fair and foul weather with yellow sunsets and dense sandstorms. Stratus and cirrus clouds observed. Daily weather observations for December 22nd-25th, 1884. Observations: Fair weather with light-rain and green sunset. Light and heavy stratus and cumulus clouds observed. Daily weather observations for December 25th-27th, 1884. Observations: Fair and foul weather with rain. Heavy cumulus and stratus clouds observed. Daily weather observations for December 28th-30th, 1884. Observations: Fair weather with yellow sunsets. Light stratus and cumulus clouds observed. Daily weather observations for December 31st, 1884. Observations: Fair weather. Table: Monthly Comparative Barometer Readings for December 1884. ~ Yuma Climate Records
Four Balloons in Flight
This is a picture of four hot air balloons in flight during one of Thunderbird's Balloon Races. The balloon in front is the Arizona Super Star that was first seen at the 1978 Thunderbird Balloon Invitational and was flown by Wally Perry. ~ Thunderbird Classic Balloon Race
Artistic rendering in honor of Arizona's Bushmasters
Artistic rendering depicting a Bushmaster. Following the 7 December 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, the 158th Infantry Regiment was removed from the 45th Division becoming a separate Regiment. January, 1942 found the Regiment embarking at the Port of New Orleans and disembarking in the Canal Zone. In Panama, they trained in jungle warfare and became famous for newly acquired jungle-fighting skills. The Regiment took the name of "Bushmasters" after the deadly bushmaster snake, which became the distinguishing shoulder patch of the fighting 158th Regimental Combat Team. The name "Bushmasters" became well-known through the Nation's press. General MacArthur, himself, personally selected and requested that the Bushmasters be sent to his command in the Southwest Pacific Theater. ~ Arizona Bushmasters
John Noble Goodwin, 1863-1866
John Noble Goodwin was born in South Berwick, Maine on October 18, 1824 to John and Mary (Noble) Goodwin. He attended Berwick Academy, graduated from Dartmouth in 1844, and was admitted to the Bar in 1848. Goodwin married Susan Howard Robinson (1836-1923) on October 27, 1857 in Maine and they had three children: Susan Robinson Goodwin Taylor, Richard Emery Goodwin, and Howard Robinson Goodwin. Mrs. Goodwin and the children never lived in Arizona. ~ Territorial Governor Portraits by William Besser