Arizona History Resources

Arizona History Resources

by Sandy Chan – September 2014



Arizona and the Southwest (University of Arizona)

Arizona Archives Online (Northern Arizona University)

Arizona Biographical Database

Arizona Collection (Arizona State University)

Arizona Commission on Indian Affairs: Links

Arizona Experience  (ranching, mining, tribal communities, the military, etc.)

Arizona Images (Phoenix Public Library)

Arizona Military Forts

Arizona Memory Project

Arizona State Guide (Library of Congress)

Arizona State Library, Archive and Public Records

Arizona State Museum Library (University of Arizona; catalog access)

Arizona State Museum: Office of Ethnographic Research (finding aids, publications & research

Digital Arizona Library (DAZL)

Hayden Arizona Pioneer Biographies Collection

Indigenous Voices of the Colorado Plateau

Journal of Arizona History, Index (Arizona Historical Society Tucson; Vols. 1 – 53; contact for retrieval information)

Manuscript Collections (Arizona Historical Society Tucson; contact for retrieval information) – the mineral and locality database (mines & mining districts)

Official Federal Land Records Site (Federal land title records issued between 1820 and the present; survey plats and field notes dating back to 1810)

Oral History Inventory (Arizona Historical Society Tucson; contact for retrieval information)

Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection – Arizona

Pima County Public Library: Special Collections

Rio Colorado Oral History Collection (Arizona Historical Society Yuma; contact for retrieval information)

Sharlot Hall Museum: Library and Archives (Prescott)

Through Our Parent’s Eyes: History and Culture of Southern Arizona (University of Arizona; multicultural communities & regional histories)

University of Arizona Southwest E-Text Electronic Center

U.S. Bureau of the Census: Arizona State & County Quick Facts


Architectural Drawings Collection (Arizona Historical Society Tucson; buildings and structures in Tucson, AZ; approximately from 1930 – 1960; contact for retrieval information)

Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS; Library of Congress; searchable by address, neighborhood/barrio name; some images include maps, drawings, and other data about the location)

Is my home historic?

National Register of Historic Places

Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation

Yuma Historical Resources Survey (Arizona Historical Society Yuma; contact for retrieval information)


City of Flagstaff: Historic Preservation (documents & reports)

City of Phoenix: Historic Preservation (maps, historic districts, etc.)

City of Prescott: History (history & buildings)

City of Tucson: Historic Preservation (maps, historic architecture, archaeological reports, etc.

City of Yuma: Landmarks and Sites

Genealogy see Arizona Online Genealogical Resources (census, vital statistics, etc.)


Arizona Digital Newspaper Program

Arizona Online Historical Newspapers (listing of online historical newspapers by county)

Chronicling of America: America’s Historic Newspapers (Library of Congress)

Elephind (worldwide newspaper search engine)

New York Times Article Archive (for nonsubscribers pre-1923 articles are free but count toward your monthly limit)

Tucson Citizen (free online articles from 1993 to early 2014)

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