Our New Events Page

Check out our new events page!

The State Library of Arizona hosts regular events on the topics of business, intellectual property, law, and genealogy. Join us to learn and network!



Genealogy: How to Get Started

Our wonderful staff who work in the Genealogy collection have years of experience helping others with their genealogy. Chris Seggerman gives us his tips and tricks for getting started on finding your ancestors in “Genealogy: How to Get Started”. It is the first in a series of helpful guides we have on our Genealogy page on this blog, along with other useful resources for family history research.

Upcoming Trademarks Webinar offered by MBDA

Upcoming Trademarks Webinar offered by MBDA

Upcoming MBDA webinar on Trademarks

April 24 at 1 p.m. ET

Learn how trademarks, copyrights, patents, domain names, and business name registrations all differ. Hear why it is important for any new business to select a trademark that will be both federally registrable and legally protectable.

Register now to understand the critical factors when choosing a mark, the importance of doing a complete search, and whether an attorney should be used.

This webinar is offered by the Minority Business Development Agency, an agency of the United States Department of Commerce.

Registration is required.

This is an outside event; please follow link above for more information.

Sales Tax Tokens: a post in honor of April 15th

Did you know people could pay their sales tax with tokens at one time in Arizona history?  According to the April/May 1999 issue of Arizona Tax News, “The use of sales tax tokens was authorized by Chapter 77, Laws of 1935.  In 1954, when Arizona’s tax statutes were recodified, the entire sales tax token authorization portion was dropped from the code, in effect repealing it.”

The  Arizona Department of Revenue online publication also noted the tokens were in “1-mill and 5-mill denominations and were made of copper brass, zinc and aluminum” and manufactured by Osborn Register Company of Cincinnati, Ohio.   The surplus was sold at a May 1965 public auction for $2,312.20.