Category Archives: History

New Hampshire State Library: 300 Years!

One of our fellow state libraries, New Hampshire, is turning 300 this year! The New Hampshire State Library began with two books and a proclamation by the New Hampshire General Assembly. To learn more: http://nhpr.org/post/nh-state-library-first-nation-celebrates-300-years#stream/0 To learn about the history of … Continue reading

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Ever wonder about Federal Depository Libraries?

This post from Free Government Information might seem a little inside baseball to some, but it does a great job explaining why the Federal Depository Library Program (of which the State Library is a member) is so important to both … Continue reading

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Arizona Territorial Census Records Now Available Online!

A significant group of valuable Arizona historical record collections, provided through a partnership with the Arizona State Archives and Ancestry.com, are now available on-line and free to residents of the State of Arizona through Ancestry.com.  This includes the Arizona territorial … Continue reading

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The Capitol Stacks!

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Arizona General Election Canvass

Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan issued the official canvass of results for the 2016 General Election. Secretary Reagan reported 2.6 million Arizonans voted in the general election, making it the highest number of ballots cast in state history.  While … Continue reading

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Who invents voting machines?

We often hear about some interesting inventions here at the State Library’s Patent and Trademark Resource Center, but every now and then we are reminded that something we take for granted like voting machines indeed have to be invented and … Continue reading

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The Completion and Furnishing of the Capitol Building

 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 … Continue reading

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