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Arizona Memory Project adds three new collections of Digital Federal Material

The Arizona Memory Project has expanded with three new collections of digital federal materials from the State of Arizona Research Library including: Arizona Mines and Minerals – Federal Materials Arizona National Parks, Forests, and Other Public Lands – Federal Materials … Continue reading

Posted in Arizona, Arizona Memory Project, Federal documents

The Lost Dutchman’s Lost House

The morning of February 19, 1891 began “WITH A CRASH” according to the Arizona Republican, chronicling the largest flood the pioneer city of Phoenix had witnessed the next day, Feb. 20. Subheadlines state “Fell Many Adobe Houses Last Night” and … Continue reading

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The Dummy and the Vault

A dummy tells a librarian to look for a book in a vault, but what if that vault no longer exists* in reality? This is not a premise for a Twilight Zone episode, but describes how the State of Arizona … Continue reading

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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