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:
On August 28, 1963 thousands were drawn to the National Mall to be part of what would become a historic event: the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. On a national level, the march spurred the passing of important civil rights legislation. A new exhibit at Special Collections, 50 Years: Civil Rights in Arizona from 1963 to Today, reviews how, 50 years later, the fight for civil rights has impacted local Tucson communities.
The UA Special Collections has just completed a major digitization project, and now whole yearbooks dating back to 1903 are available to view online. The UA Yearbooks are available via the UA Campus Repository, which is managed by UA Libraries.