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. 

Mining

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  1. Collection of New Mexican Mining Documents

    Correspondence, legal and financial documents, from 1881-1904, that include location notices, mining and quit-claim deeds, proofs of labor, contracts, powers of attorney, leases, receipts, bills, promissory notes, injunctions, subpoenas, and bills of ...

    castanoe - 2015-07-13 10:44

  2. Mines and Mining Companies in Arizona and the Southwest Collection

    The bulk of the collection consist of prospectuses, reports, and correspondence, relating to Arizona mines and mining activity from 1855- 1934. Also contains clippings, maps, some financial records, ledgers. Some of the printed materials contain ...

    castanoe - 2014-03-10 17:40

  3. Articles of Agreement

    The Arizona Mining Company was a major company in the mining business that operated out of Santa Cruz County, AZ. The collection contains a holograph manuscript of the “Articles of Agreement” drawn up on parchment in London, England on August 25th, 1869, ...

    castanoe - 2020-06-05 15:26

  4. Papers of Charles H. Warren

    Charles H. Warren was an attorney, as well as superintendent and general manager of the Almo Ranch Company. This collection includes correspondence, legal papers, and financial records relating to the Almo Ranch Company of Arizona from 1888 to 1891 and ...

    castanoe - 2020-08-14 11:50

  5. Records of the Arizona Copper Company

    The Arizona Copper Company was a mining company of Edinburgh, Scotland, operating in the Clifton-Morenci area of Arizona from 1882 to 1921. The company was sold to Phelps Dodge Corporation in 1921.  Collection includes business records of he company ...

    castanoe - 2020-08-25 18:22

  6. Aphold Family Papers

    Contains financial statements, 1905-1956, legal documents, 1867-1950, mining claims, 1898-1955, newspaper clippings, 1940-1960. Includes materials relating to Adelaide A. Aphold’s marriages to Louise Aphold, Sr and Dr. Narciso Herra Matas. ...

    castanoe - 2020-08-31 09:31

  7. Records of the Twin Buttes Mining and Smelting Company

    The Twin Buttes Mining and Smelting Company was a mining operation in the Twin Buttes area of Pima County, AZ that was subsequently leased or owned by Bush-Baxter, Glance Mining Company, Midland Copper Company, San Xavier Extension Copper Company. In ...

    castanoe - 2020-09-08 16:22

  8. History of Mining in Arizona

    Typescript of Arizona mining history, chiefly covers the period from 1849 to 1930. Edited and prepared from Mr. Tenney's original manuscript by the Special Collections Division, University of Arizona Library, 1959-1960. ...

    castanoe - 2020-09-11 11:42

  9. Documents Relating to Southwest History

    Documents highlight the discovery of Silver at Arizonac in 1736 in the jurisdiction of Don Juan Bautista de Anza, the Chief Justice for His Majesty in the Province of Sonora, the career of his son, also named Don Juan Bautista de Anza (1736-1788), who was ...

    castanoe - 2020-10-26 11:19

  10. Records of the New England and Clifton Copper Company of Arizona

    The New England and Clifton Copper Company of Arizona was formed in 1903. Edmund Bristol served as Vice President and Managing Director of the Company.  The collection consists of correspondence, legal papers, financial and production records, ore ...

    castanoe - 2022-03-29 17:27

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