Archive | July, 2015

“Tucson’s Mini Cities” and Mini Gallery talk by the 2015 Student Curator Nicolas Rios Date: Saturday August 1, 2015

27 Jul
The Arizona Historical Society – Library and Archives invites you to the Exhibit Opening “Tucson’s Mini Cities” and Mini Gallery talk by the 2015 Student Curator Nicolas Rios
Date: Saturday August 1, 2015 
Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm 
Location: 949 E. 2nd St. 
•Come and check out the exhibit at the Arizona Historical Society Library & Archives featuring a selection of Tucson’s barrios, districts, and neighborhoods.
•You can learn about the unique histories of each of the barrios, districts, and neighborhoods and explore the history of the area that came to be your home while enjoying light refreshments and a brief presentation of the exhibit by the Library and Archives student curator, Nicolas Rios.
•Following the talk, with museum admission, you can also enjoy the I am Tucson museum exhibit
Free parking is one block west of the museum in the Arizona Historical Society garage at the northeast corner of E. 2nd Street entrance to the parking garage. Parking is validated at the front of the museum.
Admission to the “Tucson’s Mini Cities” exhibit opening in the Library & Archives is free. General admission will be charged for other parts of the museum .
For more information please call (520) 617 – 1157 or
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Fun Friday: Happy Birthday, Linda Ronstadt!

17 Jul

Beloved Tucson native and rock goddess Linda Ronstadt turned 69 years old this week (July 15th)! To celebrate we’re sharing this concert poster from our collection, which promotes a 1968 performance at Palo Verde High by the musician and her Baroque pop band, The Stone Poneys.


The poster’s psychedelic design features a beautiful, stylized portrait of the birthday girl herself, and you can purchase your very own digital copy from the AHS Library and Archives. A digital scan of this or any other selected poster is $29. Scans of selected maps are also available for $35. Stop by the reading room to peruse all the posters we have for sale.*

We are open Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm. You may also contact the library at or (520) 617-1157, if you’re interested or have any questions.

*Scans are for personal use only, not for publication

Latino Americans – 500 Years of History Grant

7 Jul

We are pleased to announce that the Arizona Historical Society – Library & Archives Division in Tucson has been awarded the highly competitive Latino Americans – 500 Years of History grant. The AHS Library & Archives received one of only two grants awarded in Southern Arizona. This programming grant was awarded from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association (ALA) to host four community events centering around the PBS documentary series Latino Americans. We are honored to be a part of a project that will celebrate the rich history of the Latino community in Tucson. For this endeavor, we will be partnering with the University of Arizona’s Spanish and Portuguese and Women’s and Gender Studies departments, Arizona State University Libraries – Chicano/a Research Collection and REFORMA de Tucson to bring innovative programming to Southern Arizona. Please look for the first of these events in fall 2015!


AHS Tucson Archive Resume Monday Hours

6 Jul

The Library and Archives in Tucson will resume their Monday hours as of Monday July 6, 2015. We will now be open Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm. Please contact the library at (520) 617 – 1157 or if you have any questions.