Fun Friday with Puppies

8 Jul

This is Emalie (Intern) and Caitlin (Archivist) having fun with dog cards from the archives. We hope you’re having a great Friday! IMG_6603.jpg


Student Tours

24 Jun

One of our favorite things to do is have high school students come into the archives and try out archival research! These students investigated topics on mining in Arizona and found some great material on the Bisbee Deportation, mining ghost towns, and the Greenways. We were thrilled to have them visit!



Nuestra Poesía

27 Apr

We would like to thank everyone who made the final event in the Nuestro Tucson series, Nuestra Poesía, event a success! First and foremost, a heartfelt thank you to Alberto Ríos for sharing his poetry and stories – it was such a captivating and moving evening. We’d also like to thank all the sponsors and partners for the event:

University of Arizona College of Humanities

University of Arizona Department of Spanish and Portuguese, especially Dr. Anita Huizar-Hernández

University of Arizona Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, especially Dr. Francisco J. Galarte

REFORMA de Tucson

Graduate Association for Spanish and Portuguese

AHS Southern Chapter Board


This event and all events in the Nuestro Tucson series were made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.


Nuestra Poesía: An Evening of Poetry with Alberto Ríos

1 Apr

Join us for an evening with Arizona Poet Laureate Alberto Ríos. Ríos will share some of his work and discuss the role that oral history plays in his writing. A native of Nogales, Arizona, Ríos writes about life along the U.S. and Mexico border, blending the personal with the political in a way that makes us see both in a new light.

Reception at 7pm followed by the reading at 7:30pm at the University of Arizona Poetry Center at Helen and Vine.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact the Arizona Historical Society Archives at: 520-617-1157 or

This event is a partnership between the Arizona Historical Society, the University of Arizona College of Humanities, the Spanish and Portuguese Department, and the Gender and Women’s Studies Department, and the last event of the Nuestro Tucson: The Move Towards Latina/o Civil Rights series.

This event and all the events in the Nuestro Tucson series are made possible through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.




James Ayres Microfilm Room Dedication

19 Feb

James Ayres was a noted archaeologist and historian, and spent countless hours in the microfilm rooms of the Arizona Historical Society creating an index of all of Tucson’s English-language newspapers from 1870-1911. This valuable resource will be made available for researchers this year. To honor Mr. Ayres’ service to the historical and archaeological communities of Arizona, the Pathfinders and AHS will be dedicating the microfilm room he used in his name on March 11, 2016 at 4:00pm in the Library and Archives at the Arizona History Museum.Citizen1880