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Happy New Year: 2014

2 Jan

Today the Arizona Historical Society Library & Archives is open once again after our holiday closures. 2014 is here and looking good already. We’ve been talking about resolutions around the library these days. Whether or not you make New Years resolutions, the end of the past year and the beginning of a new one is a good time to reflect on your personal goals. Although having big things to aspire to can be a great challenge, it’s also a good idea to make a few small, yet equally important resolutions that you are confident you can accomplish. You may never get to the gym again after January 24th, but maybe you CAN organize your garage, or identify and instigate better eating habits, or read the book you’ve got on your coffee table, or go on vacation and catch a big fish like the gal in the photograph below. Better yet, create some family goals that you can all work on together throughout the year. Whether it’s sitting down all together once a week for dinner or games, or making a promise not to leave your shoes in the middle of the kitchen where dad always trips over them, having family goals and the support to follow through on them can be helpful as well as bring the whole family together.

As a special new year treat, the Arizona Historical Society Library & Archives in Tucson will be open this Saturday, January 4th, 2014 from 10am-1pm by appointment only. If you would like to come in to do some research this Saturday please contact us directly via email: ahsref@azhs.gov and let us know when you’re coming during those hours and what you want to look at. Appointments can be made up till 4pm on Friday afternoon. You need to have an appointment and tell us what you want to look at to research on Saturday.

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.

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.

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First Photos & the Looming End of Summer

1 Aug
From one of our Western Ways Collections, MS 1255, Box 19, Folder 276, Photograph E. 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.

From one of our Western Ways Manuscript Collections, MS 1255, Box 19, Folder 276, Photograph E. 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.

I feel that this is true of most (all?) archivists: at one point or another something magnificent in their collections jumps out at them and they never forget it. Of course, I’m lucky enough to work in a place where I’m astounded by the collections every single day. But I do remember the first photo that caught my eye when I started working here, and that is the photo above. I now have no recollection of what we had pulled the box and folder for, but I found a slip of paper on my desk yesterday that said: “Remember MS 1255, Box 19, Folder 276, Photo E.” I left myself that note so I would always remember this photo. Now I’m sharing this photo with all of you so you can enjoy it as well! And there is no moment more appropriate than today, as August is upon us and with it the end of summer, the return of students to the University of Arizona and a pick-up in users coming into the Reading Room. The information on the back of this photo reads: “Women guests at Hotel Playa de Cortes on the Gulf of California, at Guaymas, Sonora have to entertain themselves during the day, even resorting to leapfrog on the beach. The men are out on Tom Jamison’s sports fishing cruisers, after sailfish and marlin and dolphin, now in season.” The women in this photo are identified as Barbara Black, Joan Hugg, and Mary Kaster.

So please, enjoy your last bits of summer Tucson! Soon enough school will be starting up and things will be hoppin’ around the Old Pueblo again!