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. 

Special Collections will close at 12 pm on Monday, December 5th for the event Satellites: bringing an astronomy archive to the stage.

Arizona & Southwest

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  1. Papers of Merle Armitage

    The collection contains an assortment of correspondence, books, some published by his Manzanita Press, typescripts of books and short stories, advertisements, illustrations, clippings, photographs and photographic plates, articles, speeches, catalogs, and ...

    castanoe - 2014-03-10 17:19

  2. Richard A. Summers Collection

    Richard A. Summers was a prolific writer of young adult and adult novels, short stories, and plays, as well as a professor of English at the University of Arizona and a city councilman. ...

    castanoe - 2015-08-10 09:43

  3. Papers of Earle Robert Forrest

    This collection is organized into two subgroups: Papers and Photographs. The Papers in the first subgroup include biographical information, correspondence, and drafts of 26 of his manuscripts, including Bloody Trails of the Old Southwest and Adventures in ...

    castanoe - 2016-11-22 14:56

  4. Rebecca Cramer Papers

    The papers of writer and educator Rebecca Cramer include manuscripts, book development and research materials, and publicity materials related to her Linda Bluenight mystery novels along with other writings. Included materials: Manuscripts Subject Area: ...

    Molly Stothert-... - 2018-11-01 14:48

  5. Chax Press records

    Chax Press is a small, Tucson based publishing house founded in 1984. Since opening they have published hundreds of books by creative, and innovative poets. They are known for their unique style of books that include both soft-bound offset books as well ...

    Molly Stothert-... - 2019-07-11 10:29

  6. Steve Orlen papers

    The Steve Orlen papers consist of personal research files, correspondence, and poetry. A majority of the collection consists of Orlen's written poetry, including several drafts with his notes and changes, as well as a few manuscripts. Poetry in the ...

    mnboyer - 2019-07-15 10:48

  7. The March of Arizona History

    Anne Merriman Peck (1884-1976) was a writer, artist, and illustrator. She started her career in New York working for magazine companies and publishing several children's books. In 1948, Peck moved to Tucson, AZ and taught courses at the University of ...

    castanoe - 2020-08-14 11:56

  8. Portrait of a Teacher; Mary Elizabeth Post and Something of the Times in Which she Lived

    Mary Elizabeth Post (1841-1934) was an amateur historian, teacher and pioneer of education in Arizona. Originally from New York, Post moved to Yuma, AZ in 1872 and opened the third official school in the state. The collection contains a bound typescript ...

    castanoe - 2020-08-14 12:00

  9. The Land of Mañana

    William Edgar Blake (1844-1915) was born in Morning Sun, Ohio, but was moved to Iowa in 1845. He served in the Civil War as a member of Company C of the First Iowa Cavalry. He later went on to study law at Iowa State University and earned his degree in ...

    castanoe - 2020-09-23 19:19

  10. Papers of Harry Stewart

    Harry Stewart was a book dealer specializing in Western history. He operated businesses in Boise, ID, and Tucson and Tombstone, AZ, where he was also curator of the Wyatt Earp Museum.  Papers include correspondence relating to book trade and personal life ...

    castanoe - 2020-12-15 16:04

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