Monthly Archives: June 2018

Digitizing history: The Apache Sentinel

In 2017, the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records and University of Arizona Libraries received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to digitize 100,000 pages of historic Arizona newspapers as part of the National Digital … Continue reading

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On this day in 1871…

The State Library has been finalizing moving our collections this month—but this is nothing new! This item from the LOCAL MATTERS section of the June 24, 1871 Tucson Weekly Citizen notes books coming to the Territorial Library courtesy of Governor … Continue reading

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Lon Megargee and Public Works of Art

Lon Megargee’s 1934 work The Farmer was part of the Public Works of Art Project, a precursor to the WPA. The Arizona Capitol Museum has a large collection of Megargee’s paintings. The Farmer 1934   “Lon Megargee was born in Philadelphia … Continue reading

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On this day in 1903

Fourteen years after the famous flood in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and fourteen years before famous miners’ strike and deportation in Bisbee, both sorts of events combined in Clifton and Morenci. Even newspaper coverage had to devote two huge headlines to the … Continue reading

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Cooking, Arizona style…

The State of Arizona Research Library’s Arizona Collection offers numerous paths into Arizona’s story, but like any journey, it’s probably best to plan a meal before you go. The Collection can help with that, too! Waiting in the stacks around … Continue reading

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