March is Women’s History Month which celebrates the contributions of generations of women to history. Special Collections houses many collections about extraordinary Tucson women who have contributed to UA and Tucson history. One local author, Rosemary Drachman became a bestselling author who defied the norms for women of her time. She came from a pioneer Tucson family, the daughter of Mose and Ethel Drachman, the 3rd generation of Drachmans to live in Tucson. Rosemary became the bestselling author of several books based on her childhood in Tucson including Chicken Every Sunday: My
Rosemary Drachman: Journalist, Adventurer, NovelistMar 26, 2014
Mars Madness at the University of Arizona LibrariesFeb 24, 2014
A new exhibit, "Mars Madness: Sci-Fi, Popular Culture and Ray Bradbury's Literary Journey to Outer Space" is on display in Special Collections from January 21st through August 1st.
The Art and Business of Writing with J.A. JanceFeb 21, 2014
New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance will be giving a two-week intensive non-credit course for aspiring writers.
Ken Wolfgang: Portrait of an Independent Arizona FilmmakerFeb 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 ClassroomDec 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.
Archivist ApprenticeshipDec 11, 2013
Let us introduce you to Archivist Apprenticeship. One of the requirements of our GAs is for them to blog about their experience in Special Collections. Keep an eye out every Wednesday for new posts.
USS Arizona survivor here to recall day that will "live in infamy."Dec 10, 2013
Lauren Bruner, a controlman petty officer aboard the USS Arizona, survived the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Mr. Bruner visited Special Collections to view the archival collection and to share his story through a recorded oral history.
Tucson recalls its connection to JFK 50 years after assassinationNov 26, 2013
KVOA story about JFK's Tucson connections included archival documents in Special Collections and commentary from archivist Maurita Baldock.
Learning the Archive: Knowledge River Graduate Assistants in Special CollectionsNov 22, 2013
In this video, you’ll explore the hidden recesses of Special Collections with three Knowledge River GAs, learn about what it’s like to work in an archive, and discover what lures unsuspecting people into becoming archivists and librarians…
150 Years of Mexican, Mexican American History Now OnlineApr 4, 2013
The UA Libraries has just made 150 years of regionally published newspapers documenting the voice of Mexican and Mexican American communities digitally available for the first time.