Arizona Memory Project adds three new collections of Digital Federal Material

Arizona's Forest ResourcesThe 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
Colorado River and Dams – Federal Materials

“These new collections are comprised of dozens of materials from our Federal Documents collection that reflect the unique history of mining, public lands, and the Colorado River in Arizona,” said Amelia Raines, Federal Documents Librarian. “They include valuable resources such as federal reports about Arizona mines and mining practices, guides from the National Park Service, and histories of dams along the Colorado River.”

Sculptures at Hoover Dam

The Arizona Memory Project provides access to the wealth of primary sources in Arizona archives, museums, libraries, and other cultural institutions. Visitors to the site will find some of the best examples of government documents, photographs, maps, and multimedia that chronicle Arizona’s past and present. The Arizona Memory Project and additional online resources are available at the Digital Arizona Library, https://azlibrary.gov/dazl.

The State of Arizona Research Library is the Regional Federal Depository Library for Arizona. For more information about locating and accessing federal government publications or information, please contact Federal Documents Librarian Amelia Raines (araines@azlibrary.gov).

The State of Arizona Research Library is a part of the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Arizona Secretary of State. Additional physical materials may be viewed at the Polly Rosenbaum Archives and History Building, 1901 W. Madison, Phoenix, Arizona.

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The Capitol Stacks!

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The Completion and Furnishing of the Capitol Building

introduced-bill-hb-095_page_1 There are many old documents in the State Library of Arizona’s Collection, and some of the most exciting are the introduced bills. One such bill is H.B. No. 95, from the Territorial Legislature of 1899. Titled, “An Act to Provide for the Completion and Furnishing of the Capitol Building,” it is the bill responsible for the historic copper-domed capitol building.

To see the whole document, click on the image.

To see what was passed into law, check out the Territorial Session Laws Collection contributed by the Daniel F. Cracchiolo Law Library, James E. Rogers College of Law.  (Hint, the tax rate was reduced from five cents per $100 to three-and-a-half cents per $100).

Explore Arizona

Summer hikes can be a fun way to enjoy scenic views and explore new areas.

Arizona has hundreds of hiking trails throughout the state, from the forest trails in the San Francisco Peaks, to the famous red rocks in Sedona, not to mention the Grand Canyon! No matter what your fitness level, you are sure to find one that will meet your needs. Whether you are looking for a challenge, or just a nice relaxing walk beside a creek, the Digital Arizona Library (DAZL) has a number of resources highlighting Arizona’s most exciting hikes. And remember to wear a hat and  bring plenty of water!

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To see some great reading, head on over to the DAZL blog…

http://www.azlibrary.gov/dazl/blog/1823

99 Years Ago Today: The Bisbee Deportation

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On July 12 1917, Sheriff Harry Wheeler and 2,000 deputies arrested over a thousand Bisbee men. Members of the International Workers of the World, these striking miners were forced at gunpoint onto a train and then left in the desert outside Columbus, New Mexico. The event soon became known as the Bisbee Deportation. To see what The Bisbee Daily Review or other Arizona newspapers have to say about this event visit the Digital Arizona Library and  explore the Arizona Digital Newspaper Program webpage.

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Passionate about an upcoming ballot measure?

InitiativeThe Arizona Secretary of State’s Office has just launched a new tool to allow citizens to submit their pro/con arguments for the election publicity pamphlets online!

“I would urge people who plan to file an argument to familiarize themselves with our unique filing system,” said Secretary Reagan. “The cut-off date to file an argument is July 13th, only one week after the filing deadline, so those who are interested must act quickly.”

The argument must be 300 words or less and should be written exactly how the filer wants it to appear in the publicity pamphlet, as it will be reproduced verbatim. Due to statutory requirements, the Secretary of State’s office in Phoenix must also receive a signed, notarized copy of the argument by 5:00 p.m. on July 13, 2016. The $75.00 fee will collected through the online portal at the time its submission.

For more information: http://www.azsos.gov/about-office/media-center/press-releases/941

To view the unofficial list of initiatives, referendums and recalls (measures not receiving a sufficient number of signatures  by July 7, 2016 will not appear on the ballot): http://apps.azsos.gov/election/2016/general/initiatives.htm

To submit your pro/con argument: http://apps.azsos.gov/election/2016/general/initiatives.htm

To view historic Publicity Pamphlets (past elections), check out the Arizona memory Project: http://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/cdm/ref/collection/statepubs/id/10531

50th Anniversary of Miranda v. Arizona

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Today is the 50th Anniversary of the United States Supreme Court ruling on Miranda v. Arizona. Check out some of the Miranda Related documents in the Arizona Memory Project: http://goo.gl/IjOLSL

For more info and activities, check out the U.S. Courts website: http://www.uscourts.gov/educational-resources/educational-activities/facts-and-case-summary-miranda-v-arizona