University of Arizona

Students, faculty, staff, and the public are now welcome to visit Special Collections without an appointment from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

Arizona & Southwest

Regional and local history will always be a focus of our collections. Special Collections is the repository for printed texts and manuscripts on Arizona and its Borderlands.

These collections document the region’s culture and history, including accounts of Native Americans, the impact of Spanish and Mexican settlement, and the influx of other groups into the region starting in the 19th century.

Highlighted Collections

Arizona, Southwestern and Miscellaneous Vertical File

Contains ephemera dealing with Arizona--the land and its peoples, the Southwest including New Mexico, northwestern Mexico and some printed materials of other areas of the United States from the turn of the century to the present.