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.

Remembering U.S. Representative James "Jim" Kolbe

Remembering U.S. Representative James "Jim" Kolbe

With heavy hearts, we remember former U.S. Representative James "Jim" Kolbe who died on Dec. 3. Kolbe represented Arizona's 5th congressional district (1985-2003) for 22 years, and served in the Vietnam War.

Rep. Kolbe's collection is available to view, and includes campaign materials, legislative files including committee records and material on trade especially the North American Free Trade Agreement, voting records, speeches, office files, correspondence, press files, subject files and photographic and audio-visual materials, most of which donated were by Kolbe in 2016.

(Undated photo of Kolbe and Wilbur, from the James Kolbe Papers (MS 539), Special Collections)

James Kolbe and Wilbur Wildcat