John J. Wingar, (1833-1907), was a Methodist clergyman and Arizona pioneer. Wingar moved to Prescott in 1877, and later lived in Florence, Pinal, Globe, and Tempe. He was active in establishing a school at the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation.
The collection includes reminisces, treatise, and petition relating to early Arizona topics. It includes a 24-page typescript of Wingar's reminisces and an account of an encounter with Apaches from his daughter, Alice B. Gregg. Also includes a treatise entitled Abolition of the Indian Factory System, author unknown, and a petition to the Secretary of the Interior regarding construction of the Arizona canal on the Salt River, author also unknown.