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.

Artwork

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  1. Lawrence Gipe Operation Streamline Sketches

    This collection is comprised of 37 sketches done in pencil on paper by Lawrence Gipe which document trials of inmates accused of illegal immigration into the United States as part of the Operation Streamline program. The collection guide contains embedded ...

    trentp - 2015-04-16 15:46

  2. The Great Soul Trial Collection

    The Great Soul Trial was first held in Phoenix, Arizona in 1967 and went to retrial in 1971. The purpose of the trial was to honor the will of James Kidd that left money to fund scientific research that provided proof of a human soul that leaves the body ...

    trentp - 2016-01-22 09:31

  3. World War II Poster Collection

    This collection has three series and is comprised of posters relating to World War II. The collection contains posters from the United States, France, Canada, Germany and Latin America with resistance to German imperialism and support of the war effort as ...

    trentp - 2015-08-12 08:50

  4. Fritz Scholder Lithograph Collection

    This collection is comprised of lithographs by Native American artist Fritz Scholder and contains 10 hand numbered works which are all signed by the artist. The works depict cowboys, Native Americans, and self-portraits in the abstract expressionist style ...

    trentp - 2015-08-12 08:57

  5. Sinclair Browning Papers

    This collection is comprised of the personal and professional papers of Southern Arizona author Sinclair Browning. The bulk of the material relates to the first five books of the Trade Ellis mystery series, published 1999-2003. The remaining material ...

    trentp - 2015-07-09 09:58

  6. PandemiDiarios collection

    PandemiDiarios, is a microgrant program, funded by the Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry, to support students, academic professionals, and community-based artists and practitioners in creating works reflecting on the human experience of the COVID-19 ...

    mnboyer - 2021-09-02 12:37

  7. 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

  8. Las Posadas Collection

    Las Posadas collection contains material relating to the long tradition of Carrillo Elementary School's re-enactment of Mary and Joseph’s pilgrimage from Nazareth to Bethlehem in a procession seeking shelter or  posada. This event was based on an old ...

    trentp - 2022-02-11 16:43

  9. Black Sparrow Press Collection

    Black Sparrow Press was a small independent publishing house focused on avant-garde literature. Produced by John and Barbara Martin, with the help of typographer and printer Graham Mackintosh, the Press was responsible for drawing attention to Charles ...

    trentp - 2022-04-29 11:52

  10. The Documented Border Collection

    The Documented Border Collection is a subset of our Borderlands Collections and is being made available through an open access digital archive. Currently, it includes the Lawrence Gipe Operation Streamline Sketches and The Celeste González de Bustamante ...

    trentp - 2022-08-25 11:51

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