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The Arizona Memory Project for Educators and Students

As a student or teacher, you may be looking for information to use in your research paper or to supplement your lessons or assignments. These tools may help you find materials that can supplement your teaching and learning.


Not every Arizona newspaper is eligible for digitization, but the newspapers you will find on the Arizona Memory Project cover the years 1859 to 1989, reporting on the Civil War, both World Wars, the Great Depression, Arizona Statehood, Women's Suffrage, the Civil Rights Movement and much more. You will also find over 120 different newspapers from each of Arizona's 15 counties and across several different subjects and special communities. Every issue is fully text searchable with an option to open the pages in a separate viewer for an even crisper view. These newspapers can help provide a picture of what was important to a community at a point in time and how they managed things like economic hardships, natural disasters, global and local conflicts, and political issues. Newspapers also provide a snapshot of societal norms, fashion trends, community activities, and the businesses of the time.

New newspaper titles are being added all the time, so make sure to come back often to see if the title you are looking for has been digitized. You can also see a complete list of newspaper titles, locations, and years we have on microfilm and make an appointment to view them in our Reading Room.

Please note, some of our digitized newspapers are quite large, and may take a few moments to fully open on the page and/or in the separate viewer.

Need help searching the newspapers? Here is a video with some tips on how to find what you are looking for.


There are thousands of periodicals, magazines, newsletters, and journals on the Arizona Memory Project. From trade publications to agency newsletters, from special interest magazines to yearbooks, we've got many topics covered. Periodicals can help a reader see monthly changes in an industry, view the wonders of Arizona, or learn what student life was like in earlier decades. They provide smaller snapshots of what was happening in the business world and society in general in a given time period.

One of the most popular periodicals on the Arizona Memory Project is Arizona Highways, a popular magazine showcasing the history and splendor of our state through well written articles and spectacular photography. Literary journals like La Roca and The Traveler highlight the experiences of different Arizona communities. Agency newsletters like the Arizona Safety Sad-istics and the Indian Record show the work that state and federal agencies were doing on behalf of their communities. Special interest magazines, trade journals, and newsletters like The Border, Arizona Builder and Contractor, and Reveille provide overall views of Arizona, student life, the local workforce, and state growth.

Research Topics

Our Research Topic pages have collected materials from across the Arizona Memory Project and combined them to create a page of sources on Arizona's people, places, or events. These pages combine all materials that are related to a subject onto one page. You can also find buttons for People, Places, and Events the top of the Arizona Memory Project home page. These pages are constantly being updated and new pages are being created all the time, so be sure to check back regularly for more!

On the People pages, you will find links to Arizona's most famous and infamous residents- from governors and educators, to criminals and heroes. Each page contains materials about or from that person from across the Arizona Memory Project. The Place pages combine materials related to a specific place, whether it be a city or town, a specific building, National Park, mountain, or many more. These items will help you learn more about the places that make Arizona unique. The Event pages highlight items on the Arizona Memory Project that cover a specific event or time period in Arizona history. From wars to wildfires, labor disputes and political controversy, these pages will join materials that will provide multiple views of Arizona events.

Other Materials

With over 250 unique collections from over 100 partners, there is a lot to discover about Arizona's history. Collections cover topics like Native American art, famous ranches, unique communities, Arizona architecture, government documents, and images of Arizona, her people and places.

New collections are being added regularly, with the newest collections being found on the Arizona Memory Project home page under the Featured Collections area.

The Arizona State Archives, part of the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records, may also have materials of interest to your research. In addition to their digital collections on the Arizona Memory Project, the Arizona State Archives collects some government documents, photographs, oral histories, personal papers, education, health, and institutional records. Contact the Archives for more information or to schedule an appointment in our Reading Room to view materials.

Still Stuck?

If you are still having trouble locating an item or are interested in making an appointment to visit our Reading Room, please fill out our contact form.