Author Archives: The State Library of Arizona

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Reading Arizona eBooks

We are excited to announce that Reading Arizona, the Digital Arizona Library‘s eBook collection, is officially up and running on it’s new platform. In partnership with Baker & Taylor, the worldwide distributor of digital and print books, Reading Arizona can … Continue reading

Posted in DAZL, Reading Arizona

Cinderella minus her prince…

One of the great things about packing our collections for the move is that we’re getting a chance to go through everything. We have a lot of stuff. Aside from the million or so books, we also have puzzles, kits, posters, … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona State Government Publications, Libraries

How did Arizona get its shape?

The State of Arizona Research Library has just launched a new digital Story Map called, How Did Arizona Get its Shape? A Story Map is an interactive platform that combines digitized maps, images, and text to provide a narrative. The … Continue reading

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Researching Property History in Arizona, Part 5: Flood Control District Aerial Photos

(This is Part 5 of a series written by team member Chris Seggerman. Read Part 1. Read Part 2. Read Part 3. Read Part 4.)  What was in a vacant lot, in the time before it became vacant? Was there ever anything there? Photographs … Continue reading

Posted in Genealogy, Research, Resources

Book Curses

Libraries have long employed book curses to protect their volumes, and the State Research Library is no exception! However, instead of calling upon ravens to pluck out the thieves’ eyes, ours invoke honor, history, and money. Mulford Winsor, State Librarian … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona Digital Newspaper Project, History

Researching Arizona’s place names

Questions regarding colorful Arizona place names often take place on the highways, where exit signs point to places like “Bloody Basin Road.” If curiosity survives the miles, where can someone look up how these places get named? There are two … Continue reading

Posted in Genealogy, Resources

Online State Publications

Search for Arizona State Publications in The Arizona Memory Project State Publications Collection.

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