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Happy Halloween

30 Oct

Today we are flashing back to 1912 to Mrs. E.N. Smith’s Pumpkin Patch. We hope you have a fun and safe Halloween!


Photo Identifier #29169


Fun Friday — Mother’s Day Card

8 May

For this fun Friday we want to share this Mother’s Day card that was given to Dorothy Burkhart. Burkhart was president of the Arizona Parent Teacher Association in 1956 – 1958 and collected the history of the organization including photographs and clippings. To find this card and Parent Teacher Association materials, please see MS 1296 – Dorothy Burkhart Collection 1946 – 1995


Fun (Photo) Friday!

13 Feb

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day tomorrow – Today we are sharing a beautiful piece from the Cele Peterson Collection that is currently being processed by our Tucson Archivist, Liz.


Happy Thanksgiving!

27 Nov

We wish you and your loved ones a very Happy Thanksgiving!


Thanksgiving Postcard — Photo Identifier – PC98B14 #69872

Halloween Part Two!

31 Oct


Every year, the archivists pick a costume that incorporates archives’ signature white gloves. This year we picked Minnie Mouse! We even have a Minnie Mouse connection in the archives – The Fox Theater hosted the Tucson chapter of the Mickey Mouse Club in the 1930s. Check out the adorable photo of some Tucson Mouseketeers at an event at the Fox below.



Fox Theater Photograph Collection – PC 173. Circa 1931-1932. According to the back of the photo, the mouse dolls were won in a drawing at a Mickey Mouse Club event at the Fox Theater.