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  1. Thomas Gist papers

    This collection consists of the personal and professional papers and drawings of Tucson architect, Tom Gist (1917-2000). His unique design and building style made his homes an important part of Tucson's Historical Districts. The bulk of the material ...

    Molly Stothert-... - 2019-04-19 16:09

  2. Save the Scenic Santa Ritas records

    Save the Scenic Santa Ritas (SSSR) is a non-profit organization whose volunteers aim to "protect the scenic, aesthetic, recreational, environmental and wildlife values of the Santa Rita Mountains, Patagonia Mountains, Canelo Hills and San Rafael ...

    mnboyer - 2020-12-18 11:33

  3. Early Arizona construction photograph collection

    This photograph collection was donated to Special Collections in 1997 by Betty L. Van Dahm. The photographs in the collection were taken by her parents, who lived and traveled around southern Arizona their entire lives. Her father operated a shovel, then ...

    mnboyer - 2021-07-26 10:53

  4. Eugene I. Fuller correspondence

    Thirty-three letters written by Eugene Fuller to family members between 1881 and 1883, about his work for the Arizona Gazette, his wife's health and subsequent death, and the care of his children. He writes about his own health, the assistance of the ...

    mnboyer - 2021-07-29 09:24

  5. Sharon Reynolds Maxwell Papers

    The papers of Sharon Lee Reynolds Maxwell (1939-) contain materials documenting the implementation of the Model Cities program in Tucson, Arizona and the administrative component of the Citizen Participation office in which Maxwell worked beginning in ...

    Molly Stothert-... - 2017-04-11 11:28

  6. John W. Murphey Records

    The John W. Murphey records demonstrate the day-to-day operation of Murphey’s many business ventures. The records contain construction job files, leases and mortgages, promotional and advertising materials, flooring and paint samples and schematics, ...

    Molly Stothert-... - 2017-12-06 14:16

  7. George Chambers papers

    George W. Chambers (1901-1978) was an amateur historian and business manager for various Tucson Newspapers. In 1923, he joined the staff of the Tucson Daily Citizen and, in 1931, joined the Arizona Daily Star. In 1940, he played a principal role in the ...

    mnboyer - 2021-09-03 11:53

  8. Letters sent by the Office of Indian Affairs, Pima and Maricopa Agency

    The Office of Indian Affairs, now called the Bureau of Indian Affairs, was first established in 1824 as part of the War Department. In 1849 it was transferred to the Department of the Interior. The Pima Agency was established in Arizona in 1859, and ...

    mnboyer - 2021-09-03 11:53

  9. Channing S. Smith papers

    Channing S. Smith (1906-1984) was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He studied art at the Corcoran School in Washington, D.C. and the St. Louis School of Fine Arts. He traveled to Paris to undertake private study and earned a degree in drama from the ...

    adhoward - 2021-11-02 11:50

  10. Arizona, Southwestern, and Borderlands Photograph Collection

    Photographs documenting Tucson history, exploratory expeditions to the West in 1884-1885 and 1885-1886, and Native American groups of the American Southwest and Mexico. ...

    castanoe - 2022-02-15 18:02

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