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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!

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Announcements and Closures

13 Aug

We hope everyone’s having a great summer! We have a few announcements regarding visiting the archives in the near future (since we know announcements can be boring, we’ve illustrated the announcements with photos from our collection!)

First of all – it’s cold in here! I know it’s a hot summer out there in Tucson, but the Reading Room is a steady 60 degrees so if you’re coming in to do research please dress accordingly!

It feels like this outside:

The swimming pool at the Arizona Inn in the late 1930s. Buehman Photograph Collection, BN27219. As always, if you would like to use any photos on this blog, please contact us at ahsref@azhs.gov for permissions.

The swimming pool at the Arizona Inn in the late 1930s. Buehman Photograph Collection, BN27219. As always, if you would like to use any photos on this blog, please contact us at ahsref@azhs.gov for permissions.

But dress for this inside:

Snow covering the cacti at an unidentified home. Buehman Photograph Collection, BN207387. If you'd like to use any photos on this blog, please contact us at ahsref@azhs.gov for permissions.

Snow covering the cacti at an unidentified home. Buehman Photograph Collection, BN207387. If you’d like to use any photos on this blog, please contact us at ahsref@azhs.gov for permissions.

Closures: We are also going to have a few changes to our schedules in the next two months. During the week of August 25th through 29th we WILL ONLY BE OPEN FROM 1:30pm to 4pm. This is because we are in the midst of migrating our catalog and need the time in the morning to do crucial work on that project.

Home library from an album belonging to Fred W. Brown. Main Photograph Collection, 60670. If you'd like to use any photos from this blog, please contact us at ahsref@azhs.gov for permissions.

Home library from an album belonging to Fred W. Brown. Main Photograph Collection, 60670. If you’d like to use any photos from this blog, please contact us at ahsref@azhs.gov for permissions.

We will also be CLOSED from September 17th through September 19th to attend a workshop on preserving A/V materials which will be a great help to us in planning for the continued preservation of hundreds of feet of audiovisual material!

Unidentified woman at the KVOA radio station in Tucson, surrounded by wax cylinder audio recordings. Buehman Photograph Collection, B93071. If you'd like to use any photos on this blog, please contact us at ahsref@azhs.gov for permissions.

Unidentified woman at the KVOA radio station in Tucson, surrounded by wax cylinder audio recordings. Buehman Photograph Collection, B93071. If you’d like to use any photos on this blog, please contact us at ahsref@azhs.gov for permissions.

May Closures

6 May

We will be closing the reading room for several days in May. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we shut down the reading room to complete other projects. 

The Tucson Library and Archives will be closed:

Tuesday, May 13th

Monday, May 26th (Memorial Day)

Wednesday, May 28th

In honor of Memorial Day, the image above shows Jose Maria Castro, a veteran of World War I, in his uniform. The photograph (#62652) was taken circa 1917-1918 and is part of our Mexican Heritage Project Photograph Collection.

March Closures

3 Mar

 

The Library and Archives will be closed on March 14th for the Latino Literacy Roundtable, which will be hosted in the AHS auditorium. Here is a link to the event program. We will have a table to gather community input on a forthcoming traveling exhibit using the Mexican Heritage Project photographs and oral histories.

Library and Archives will also close on March 21st while we are working at one of our other branches.

Please plan your research accordingly!

Library and Archives Closure

29 Jan

Remember that the Tucson Library and Archives will be closed this week on Thursday, January 30, 2014 and Friday, January 31, 2014 for the 2014 Arizona Archives Summit in Tempe. We will be open as normal the next week. We apologize for the inconvenience.