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 be closed from Wednesday, December 21, 2022 through Monday, January 2, 2023. We will reopen Tuesday, January 3rd. 

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  1. Raul Castro Papers

    Material documenting the life and career of educator, attorney, judge, diplomat, and political figure Raul H. Castro. ...

    castanoe - 2015-09-01 12:34

  2. Historic Mexican & Mexican American Press

    Mexican and Mexican American publications published in Tucson, El Paso, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sonora, Mexico from the mid-1800s to the 1970s. ...

    castanoe - 2015-05-07 15:41

  3. Robert Benitez Robles Papers

    This collection is primarily comprised of Robert Robles’ letters, manuscripts, personal documents, photos, and documentation of his service to the Mexican American community. Documents and correspondence also relate to Robles’ work for the Republican ...

    Molly Stothert-... - 2017-02-16 12:47

  4. Records Relating to Cases Decided by the Court of Private Land Claims, Arizona District

    Microfilm of papers supporting land grant claims before the Court of Private Land Claims for Arizona, 1891-1904. Includes correspondence, petitions, court decrees, motions, land documents, sketch maps, survey maps, photographs of land monuments, field ...

    castanoe - 2020-07-24 23:29

  5. Bill Hoy Oral History Project Collection

    Four recordings of interviews conducted by Bill Hoy of the National Park Service and Organ Pipe National Monument with three local men. ...

    castanoe - 2021-06-14 10:13

  6. Lizarraga Family Papers

    This collection consists of legal documents in Spanish, pertaining to a lot of land (cornfield) located in Pitiquito, Sonora (Mexico). The collection was entrusted to Adalberto Guerrero, Dean of Student Affairs at the University of Arizona, in the early ...

    trentp - 2021-06-18 11:34

  7. W.C. Holden Expedition Papers

    William Curry Holden received his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Texas. In 1929, he joined the faculty of Texas Technological College to teach history and anthropology. He remained there for more than four decades, becoming chairman ...

    trentp - 2015-03-18 16:27

  8. Alianza Hispano-Americana records

    Papers relating to the Alianza Hispano-Americana, which offered low-cost life insurance, social activities, and other services to primarily Mexicans and Mexican-Americans living in the United States and Mexico. Founded in Tucson in 1894, Alianza was one ...

    Molly Stothert-... - 2022-03-01 12:59

  9. Documents Relating to San Juan de la Boquillas y Nogales Land Grant

    Land originally granted to Captain Ygnacio Elias Gonzales and Juan Nepomucino Felix, included are deeds of sale 1879-1899 and documents filed with Court of Private Land Claims concerning rights to this land in 1891. ...

    castanoe - 2022-03-10 14:15

  10. Philipp Segesser Papers

    Philipp Segesser was a Jesuit missionary in Sonora, Mexico. The collection contains papers relating to money owed to Segesser while Visitador-General of Sonora, Mexico, by Captain Francisco Xavier de Miranda. Accompanying the papers are supporting records ...

    castanoe - 2022-06-30 16:28

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