University of Arizona

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The Lamp in the Desert: the Story of the University of Arizona

"The Lamp in the Desert" draft page

Douglas D. Martin was an author, newspaperman, and a member of the University of Arizona journalism faculty from 1946 to 1956. One of his most notable works was his book The Lamp in the Desert.

The collection consists of the author’s original drafts and a printer’s copy of The Lamp in the Desert, accompanied by notes, audio tape recordings, and other research materials. Also included are historical accounts of various University departments written by others that did not appear in the published version.