University of Arizona

Arizona & Southwest

Regional and local history will always be a focus of the collection. Special Collections is the repository for printed texts and manuscripts on Arizona and its Borderlands.

These collections document the region’s culture and history, including accounts of Native Americans, the impact of Spanish and Mexican settlement, and the influx of other groups into the region from the 19th century onwards.

Highlighted Collections

Arizona, Southwestern and Miscellaneous Vertical File

Contains ephemera dealing with Arizona--the land and its peoples, the Southwest including New Mexico, northwestern Mexico and some printed materials of other areas of the United States from the turn of the century to the present.