Tag Archives: Library and Archives

The Arizona Historical Society Celebrates 157 Years of Theodore Roosevelt!

29 Oct

To honor the 157th anniversary of President Theodore Roosevelt’s birth (October 27th), the Arizona Historical Society is celebrating by sharing some TR-related ephemera from its collections. Click on the images below to view a slideshow and learn more!

The Historical Society in Tucson has been involved in several Roosevelt-related endeavors recently, including a summer digitization project in partnership with the Theodore Roosevelt Center at Dickinson State University. The Roosevelt Center’s Digital Library collaborated with the AZHS Library and Archives to curate and digitize over 1,000 pages of materials from the John and Isabella Greenway collections. Decades of correspondence between the Roosevelt and Greenway families and other important historical documents are now publicly available on the Roosevelt Center’s Digital Library website. To learn more about the digitization efforts undertaken by the Theodore Roosevelt Center and to view these newly digitized documents from the Arizona Historical Society’s collections, please visit: Theodore Roosevelt Center

Additionally, on November 10th, the statewide exhibit Above and Beyond: Arizona and the Medal of Honor will be opening to the public at the Arizona History Museum in Tucson. Exclusive to the exhibit in Tucson is a Roosevelt treasure that illustrates stunning connections between Theodore Roosevelt and the Medal of Honor. For more details about the Medal of Honor exhibit and opening reception, please visit these sites: Above and Beyond: Arizona and the Medal of Honor and Arizona History Museum.

Website now has information in Spanish/Información en Español!

11 Sep

We are excited to announce that the Arizona Historical Society – Library and Archives is in the beginning stages of having information available in Spanish!

Archivist/librarian, Liz, is dutifully in the process of translating from English to Spanish all the library/archives forms, creating brochures, and creating bilingual Finding Aids for the Spanish-Language Collections.

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Check in periodically to see the progress! —
http://www.arizonahistoricalsociety.org/library-and-archives-informacion-en-espanol/

If you have any questions – contact Liz at lzepeda@azhs.gov

Mexican Heritage Project Exhibit in the Arizona History Museum

18 Jul

The Library and Archives is proud to announce that a new exhibit featuring photographs from the Library and Archives’ Mexican Heritage Project is now up in the Arizona History Museum here in Tucson. Mexican Heritage Project Photographs: La Herencia del Pueblo was a groundbreaking effort at the Arizona Historical Society to help preserve and tell a story of Tucson’s Mexican American community from the Gadsden Purchase through World War II. Exhibit curators Alexandria Caster and Lizeth Zepeda created an exhibit to highlight some of the amazing images from the collection. For more information on the Mexican Heritage Project, check out its front page on the Arizona Memory Project website then have some fun looking through the photos. And the next time you’re in Tucson come by the Arizona History Museum and see the physical exhibit!

A small peek at the Library & Archives' new exhibit in the Arizona History Museum featuring the Mexican Heritage Project.

A small peek at the Library & Archives’ new exhibit in the Arizona History Museum featuring the Mexican Heritage Project.

Wild Horse Round-up and a Reminder about Closing

5 Jun

Remember that this week the Library and Archives is closed the next two days: Thursday June 6th and Friday June 7th.  The Arizona History Museum will still be open if you need your daily dose of historical goodness though.

We’re going to be working HARD here in the archives while we’re closed. We’re going to be shifting things to make things run more smoothly in our stacks by improving our use of space amongst other things.

You know who else is working hard? The men in this photo! The photo is from one of our Western Ways manuscript collections (MS 1255) and shows a Wild Horse Round-up. There is writing on the back of this photo that tells us that this photo captures the moment when the wild caught horses were released on the ranch containing the tame horses. Eventually these horses would be broken, but in the meantime they were let loose to mingle with their tame brethren.

MS 1255, Box 16, Places-Wyoming-Wild Horse Round-Up. As always, if you would like to use any of the photos seen here on the blog please contact ahsref@azhs.gov for information on image reproduction.

Western Ways Manuscript Collection, MS 1255, Box 16, Places-Wyoming-Wild Horse Round-Up.
As always, if you would like to use any of the photos seen here on the blog please contact ahsref@azhs.gov for information on image reproduction.