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  1. Correspondence of George Cranston

    This collection is comprised of letters, primarily written by George Cranston. Some letters relate Cranston's experiences as a soldier in the Arizona Territory, from 1866 to 1870. His letters reveal the privations of a soldier's life, the ...

    castanoe - 2014-03-10 17:27

  2. John Philip Clum Collection

    Records of Clum's tenure at the San Carlos Apache Indian Agency, 1874-1878, and documents relating to his career, 1880-1917 chronological arrangement. Includes photocopies of San Carlos Indian Agency reports, abstracts of disbursements, vouchers, ...

    castanoe - 2014-03-10 17:32

  3. Southwest Mission Research Center

    This collection contains materials documenting the activities of the Southwestern Mission Research Center (SMRC) from 1965-1994. This collection is comprised of SMRC daily operational documents including; correspondence, business records, conference ...

    castanoe - 2014-03-25 08:01

  4. Bloom Southwest Jewish Archives Arizona Reference Files

    Collection contains wide-ranging types of material regarding Jewish individuals and institutions in Arizona, principally southern Arizona. ...

    castanoe - 2014-03-09 15:27

  5. Bloom Southwest Jewish Archives Audio Tapes Collection

    The Bloom Southwest Jewish Archives audio tapes collection consists of audio cassette tapes which contain either interviews or lectures which are relevant to the history of Jews who settled in the American Southwest or to more general Jewish topics. ...

    castanoe - 2014-03-09 15:28

  6. Ownby Family Papers

    Collection includes letters and photographs. Original and typescript copies of personal letters from Anna Ownby to her husband, Bramble B. Ownby, from 1881-1888. They relate daily events in Lordsburg, while he was away working on the railroad. ...

    castanoe - 2016-11-21 15:29

  7. Taylor F. Ealy Family Papers

    The collection contains letters, diaries, and writings of Taylor F. Ealy and members of his family. ...

    castanoe - 2016-11-21 16:41

  8. Reminiscences of Nancy Melvina Foster

    One holographic manuscript, probably written in 1937. In it, Nancy Melvina Foster recounts her experiences, from 1871-1921, of homesteading in Arizona, farming in California, and life in the mining camps of Arizona and New Mexico. Genealogy sheet enclosed ...

    castanoe - 2016-11-22 11:14

  9. Riggs Family Papers

    This collection contains materials documenting the Riggs pioneer family history from the time Brannick Riggs married Mary Elizabeth Robbins in Texas in 1856, their first wagon train move to Colorado in 1871, and several years later relocating again to ...

    Molly Stothert-... - 2017-02-09 16:44

  10. Swigart Family Papers

    The Swigart family papers contains correspondence, photographs, and songs and poems pertaining to the Rothrock extended family. The correspondence in this collection is written between the three Swigart sisters, Esther (Rothrock), Rhoda (McCarthy) and ...

    Molly Stothert-... - 2018-04-16 11:43

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