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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.

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Snow Days

6 Mar

While we have had an incredibly mild winter in Tucson this year, we’ve been watching coverage of the storms hitting the rest of the country with sympathy. Although we wouldn’t have minded a snow day, we’re glad to have escaped the worst of the ice and snow. It’s hard to believe it ever snowed this much in Tucson (especially when we already hit 90 degrees in February), but check out this image from our Main Photograph Collection of the U of A Main Gate after a major snowstorm in 1922.

Seven inches of snow fell in Tucson on March 12, 1922. This photo shows the U of A gate covered in snowf. Main Photograph Collection, Photo #12928. As always, if you'd like to use or reproduce an image from this blog, please contact ahsref@azhs.gov for permissions.

Main Photograph Collection, Photo #12928. As always, if you’d like to use or reproduce an image from this blog, please contact ahsref@azhs.gov for permissions.

For those of you in the cold, snowy weather: you can gloat when you’re having a reasonable summer and we’re enduring 120+ temperatures!

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Snow Day in Tucson

20 Feb

It doesn’t usually snow in Tucson. Though the mountains around the city often get a dusting of the white stuff, the city itself is usually too low in altitude and too high in temperature to see anything but rain. However today we had a rather unexpected (as in, none of us really expected to see any snow), respectable snowfall. Even though nothing stuck, it was a real treat to see snow falling in the desert for a bit.

AHS employees peer out at the snow from the Reading Room.

AHS employees peer out at the snow from the Reading Room.

Museum courtyard studded with falling snowflakes.

Museum courtyard studded with falling snowflakes.

The view from the Reading Room window. A little fuzzy, but you get the idea.

The view from the Reading Room window. A little fuzzy, but you get the idea.