University of Arizona


Connecting Archival Research and the Classroom

Dec 20, 2013

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.

Early Book Lectures Series X

Apr 4, 2013

Talks ponder Virgil's manuscripts, German politics, and interpretive maps of Mexico in University Libraries' medieval texts.

Remembering Hank Oyama, longtime civil-rights, bilingual-ed advocate in Tucson

Mar 29, 2013

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.

Seeking Feedback on Redesigned Website

Feb 5, 2013

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:

Civil Rights in Arizona Lecture Series

Jan 15, 2013

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.