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The Films of Andrew Ellicott Douglass: Astronomer, Archaeologist, and Father of Tree-Ring Dating (virtual panel discussion)

Dendrochronologist and founder of the University of Arizona’s Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, Andrew Ellicott Douglass, was an early...

Five photos of Douglass event panelists

Welcome back! Supporting students, faculty, staff & research this fall

This fall, Special Collections will remain closed until further notice except by appointment. Appointments are...

Archival files in Special Collections

An ongoing oral history of COVID-19 in Tucson

The COVID-19 pandemic is easily the most global story of the 21st century, yet it is also an intensely local story with striking...

Blue image with Banner hospital in background, text: Archive Tucson oral histories spoken accounts