Ken Wolfgang was born in Toledo, Ohio in 1931. In 1958 he founded Kensharo Productions and in 1964 he moved to Sonoita, AZ to make filmmaking his full time profession. The travelogue films Wolfgang produced between 1958-1982 document a breadth of regions and their cultures ranging from Mexico, Thailand, Japan, India, Singapore, Austria, and the American desert southwest. With his films, Wolfgang strove to document the cultural perspective of his subjects without reinforcing the negative stereotypes of foreign cultures that were held by members of the American culture.
The University of Arizona Libraries regularly collaborate with departments and groups across campus. In this video, we look at connections between Special Collections and the History Department.
Let us introduce you to Archivist Apprenticeship. One of the requirements of our GAs is for them to blog about their experience in Special Collections. Keep an eye out every Wednesday for new posts.
Lauren Bruner, a controlman petty officer aboard the USS Arizona, survived the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Mr. Bruner visited Special Collections to view the archival collection and to share his story through a recorded oral history.
KVOA story about JFK's Tucson connections included archival documents in Special Collections and commentary from archivist Maurita Baldock.
In this video, you’ll explore the hidden recesses of Special Collections with three Knowledge River GAs, learn about what it’s like to work in an archive, and discover what lures unsuspecting people into becoming archivists and librarians…
The UA Libraries has just made 150 years of regionally published newspapers documenting the voice of Mexican and Mexican American communities digitally available for the first time.
Talks ponder Virgil's manuscripts, German politics, and interpretive maps of Mexico in University Libraries' medieval texts.
Civil-rights pioneer and longtime educator Henry "Hank" Oyama passed away at the age of 86 on March 19, 2013. Special Collections is home to the Henry "Hank" Oyama Papers, a collection containing personal papers relating to his pioneering work in bilingual education in the Tucson area. Of particular interest are documents that discuss his work in bilingual education at Pima Community College. Included in the collection are newspaper clippings, correspondence, bilingual education research, and conference papers.
We are pleased to announce that we launched our new Special Collections website on February 4th, 2013. This redesign has not only improved the visual and navigation elements of the website, but has enhanced the functionality greatly. Notice the following: