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. 

The Documented Border: An Open Access Digital Archive

Opening Reception

Sketch by Lawrence Gipe of a Court Proceeding

The Documented Border: An Open Access Digital Archive is an effort dedicated to providing access to images, oral histories and other research efforts on the US-Mexico border. Its aim is to advance understanding and awareness of the border and its people. Contributions to the archive will include audio interviews conducted by UA Associate Professor, Celeste Gonzalez de Bustamante, and UA Assistant Professor, Jeannine Relly, with reporters discussing difficulties in reporting in the US-Mexico borderlands. The Archive will also include illustrations by Artist and UA Associate Professor Lawrence Gipe of "Operations Streamline" proceedings created in courts and detention facilities where photography is prohibited.

The launch will also serve as the opening for the exhibition by the same title, The Documented Border, running from October 3rd - December 19th, 2014 in Special Collections.

Please join us for The Documented Border opening reception and talk by The Devil's Highway award winning author, Luis Alberto Urrea, on Wednesday, October 8 at 6:30 pm.

Please note that some audiovisual content within our digital collections and exhibits is temporarily unavailable as we prepare to migrate it to a new platform.

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