Arizona author Patricia Preciado Martin was born in Prescott and raised in Tucson. She received a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Arizona in 1960, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Her collections of short stories and oral histories document the folklore, culture, history and lifeways of Mexican Americans in the Southern Arizona border region. Reflecting rural and urban Latino experiences, these publications have earned her recognition from the Arizona Library Association as Arizona Author of the Year in 1997, the 2001 Southwest Book Award, the 2005 Sharlot Hall award, and multiple Chicano literary prizes.
Papers of Arizona author Patricia Preciado Martin. Contains research files including awards, book review clippings and other press, correspondence, genealogical material, photographs, oral histories on audio cassette, and media appearances by Preciado Martin on VHS, DVD, and CD.