University of Arizona


Ken Wolfgang: Portrait of an Independent Arizona Filmmaker

Feb 13, 2014

Ken Wolfgang was born in Toledo, Ohio in 1931. In 1958 he founded Kensharo Productions and in 1964 he moved to Sonoita, AZ to make filmmaking his full time profession. The travelogue films Wolfgang produced between 1958-1982 document a breadth of regions and their cultures ranging from Mexico, Thailand, Japan, India, Singapore, Austria, and the American desert southwest. With his films, Wolfgang strove to document the cultural perspective of his subjects without reinforcing the negative stereotypes of foreign cultures that were held by members of the American culture.

Connecting Archival Research and the Classroom

Dec 20, 2013

The University of Arizona Libraries regularly collaborate with departments and groups across campus. In this video, we look at connections between Special Collections and the History Department.

Early Books Lectures Series X

Apr 4, 2013

Talks ponder Virgil's manuscripts, German politics, and interpretive maps of Mexico in University Libraries' medieval texts.

Remembering Hank Oyama, longtime civil-rights, bilingual-ed advocate in Tucson

Mar 29, 2013

Civil-rights pioneer and longtime educator Henry "Hank" Oyama passed away at the age of 86 on March 19, 2013.  Special Collections is home to the Henry "Hank" Oyama Papers, a collection containing personal papers relating to his pioneering work in bilingual education in the Tucson area.  Of particular interest are documents that discuss his work in bilingual education at Pima Community College. Included in the collection are newspaper clippings, correspondence, bilingual education research, and conference papers.