University of Arizona

Students, faculty, staff, and the public are now welcome to visit Special Collections without an appointment from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. 

Special Collections will close at 12 pm on Monday, December 5th for the event Satellites: bringing an astronomy archive to the stage.

History of Arizona

Preface to "The History of Arizona"

The History of Arizona is a book written by Joseph Fish, an Arizona merchant and bookkeeper.

The collection contains various portions of the unpublished manuscript in original and carbon typescript, as well as a photocopy; the manuscript relates Arizona history from early history to the 20th century. In addition to general history, it includes chapters on Mormon colonization, native peoples, local history of cities and towns, and pioneers; accompanied by an index.