University of Arizona

The Desert on Celluloid

Celebrate American Archives Month in October as archivists from the University of Arizona Special Collections, the Arizona Historical Society and the Center for Creative Photography, and Jennifer Jenkins, UA professor of Literature, Film and Archival Studies, present treasures from their film collections. Featured films include: travelogue filmmaker Ken Wolfgang's documentary, Japanese Sword as the Soul of the Samurai (1970), narrated by Star Trek's George Takei; Hank Rides Again (1963), a travel film highlighting Tucson, the University of Arizona and Phoenix; In Search of the Sun (1972), a Tucson tourism film by Ray Manley; and High Heels and Ground Glass: Pioneering Women Photographers (1990), directed by Barbara Kasten and Deborah Irmas.

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