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Monday Closures!

14 Sep

Beginning on September 28th and continuing until further notice, the Library and Archives in Tucson will resume its schedule of closing on Mondays. During this time on Mondays, the archivists will be working behind-the-scenes on:

  • Relocating storage space for photographs
  • Preparing shelves for relocating books
  • Preparing work and storage space for the Lenon Map Collection
  • Processing backlogs
  • Digitizing oversized materials
  • Fulfilling grant requirements and deadlines
  • Conducting classroom & teacher outreach for National History Day
  • Networking with under-documented professional and community groups
  • Identifying and submitting grants


The Library and Archives hours will be Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please plan your research accordingly. For more information, please contact us at


Closure Announcement – Labor Day

24 Aug

The Arizona Historical Society – Library & Archives will be closed Monday September 7, 2015 for the Labor Day Holiday. We will re-open Tuesday September 8, 2015.

We also wanted to share with you this photograph of a Labor Day Parade at Globe in 1902.

Photo Identifier PC61F6_62426

Photo Identifier PC61F6_62426

Librarians of the Past & Closure Announcement

15 May

The Library and Archives in Tucson will be closed from Wednesday May 27 – Friday May 29th. The Tucson Librarians/Archivists have been accepted as speakers at the Archives Western Round-up (10 western states that meet every 5 years). They have been given a 90 minute slot for “Building Bridges in the Archives: Outreach Strategies that Focus on Collaboration, Promotion, and Accessibility.”
Please plan your research accordingly and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Today we also wanted to share with you a photograph of librarians of the past at AHS.

AHS_Librarians of the Past

Closures – Thanksgiving Holiday

25 Nov

We hope you have a very special holiday with loved ones, and delicious food.

Here are some turkeys for your enjoyment.


This photograph is of Karl F. Barfield, and his turkeys at the Barfield Sanitorium. Karl raised his own turkeys, and he served his guests and patients right on his property on east Speedway. Photo Identifier: PC 1000 – Portrait – Barfield, Karl F. #47081

We will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday, November 27, 2014 & Friday November 28, 2014. We will reopen on Monday December 1, 2014 to our regular business hours of Monday – Friday 9am-4pm. We apologize for the incovenience, and please feel free to contact us at or 520 – 617- 1157 if you have any questions.

Closed Mondays

21 Nov

Starting January 5, 2015, the Library and Archives in Tucson will be closed on Mondays. The new reading room schedule will be Tuesday-Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.

We will be using Mondays to work on large-scale processing projects, complete grant projects, extend our outreach efforts, and begin an Archives Ambassador program. We will be sharing information about some of our projects here.

We appreciate your understanding as we work behind-the-scenes to make the AHS Library and Archives in Tucson better for everyone and we look forward to seeing you Tuesdays through Fridays in the new year!