In observance of Yom HaShoah, the day of Holocaust Remembrance (April 28, 2022) marked each year on the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, Special Collections invites you to stream video testimonies of Holocaust survivors held in the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona videocassettes (MS 667).
This spring, Special Collections will remain closed until further notice except by appointment. Appointment times are available to students, faculty, staff, and the public, Monday-Friday, between 10 am & 4 pm. Appointments are limited and requests must be made at least one week in advance. Please do not travel to the library without receiving confirmation of your appointment time and availability of your requested materials.
This year marks the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
A one-of-a-kind exhibit dedicated to the USS Arizona battleship that was destroyed in a surprise military strike by the Imperial Japanese Navy on December 7, 1941, is getting a new look.
Special Collections archivist and the exhibit’s curator, Trent Purdy, wanted to re-organize the exhibit to provide more context to the historic materials for visitors.
Dendrochronologist and founder of the University of Arizona’s Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, Andrew Ellicott Douglass, was an early adopter of amateur moviemaking technology.
From the 1920s through the 1950s, Douglass used 16mm and 35mm film to document significant breakthroughs in scientific practices and research as they happened. Recording his academic undertakings in astronomy, climate science, and especially the tree-ring record, he illuminated the chronology of human settlement in the southwestern United States.
The COVID-19 pandemic is easily the most global story of the 21st century, yet it is also an intensely local story with striking differences across cities and regions.
Special Collections will be closed from Monday, December 21, 2020 through Friday, January 8, 2021.
During this time, we will not be available to accommodate reference queries or requests for duplications, digitization or permissions. We will do our best to respond to questions and requests received through December 18. If we need to delay work on any requests, our staff will let you know as soon as we can. Please contact us if you have questions.
Founding Mothers: From the Ballot Box to the University is an online exhibition that recognizes and celebrates the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in the United States and the 45th anniversary of the founding of Women's Studies at the University of Arizona.
Dear Special Collections community, we miss you!
This past spring, the University of Arizona Libraries Special Collections was awarded a prestigious Recordings at Risk grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).
Assistant librarian and archivist Trent Purdy and archival assistant Amanda Howard, the principal investigators for the $39,175 grant project, are digitizing and preserving 90 motion picture films from the collection of dendrochronologist Andrew Ellicott Douglass.