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University of Arizona Special Collections
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Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  Ask a research question.

Address:[2]

1510 E. University Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85721

Telephone:[2]  520-621-6423

Hours:[2]  Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Map, parking, directions, and public transportation:  

  • Directions (to Cherry Ave Garage, 1641 E Enke Dr, near the UA Library Special Collections)[3]
    • from the Northwest via I-10 E toward Tucson:  Follow I-10 E to N Freeway in Tucson. Take exit 257 from I-10 E. Turn left onto W Speedway Blvd, 2.1 mi. Turn right onto N Cherry Ave, 0.4 mi. Cherry Ave Garage will be on the left.
    • from the North via AZ-77 S / N Oracle Rd toward Tucson:  Turn onto AZ-77 S/N Oracle Rd toward Tucson. Turn left onto W Orange Grove Rd, 0.8 mi. Turn right onto N 1st Ave, 5.1 mi. Continue straight onto N Euclid Ave, 1.0 mi. Turn left onto E Speedway Blvd, 0.7 mi. Turn right onto N Cherry Ave, 0.4 mi. Cherry Ave Garage will be on the left.
    • from the Southeast via I-10 W toward Tucson:  Follow I-10 W to South Kino Pkwy in Tucson. Take exit 263 toward Ajo Way/Kino Pkwy. Turn right onto South Kino Pkwy, 3.0 mi. Continue onto N Campbell Ave, 0.6 mi. Turn left onto E Enke Dr, 0.3 mi. Where E Enke Dr turns right and becomes Cherry Ave, the Cherry Ave Garage will be on the right.
    • from the South via I-19 N toward Tucson: Merge onto I-19 N toward Tucson. Take the exit on the left onto I-10 W toward Phoenix, 2.7 mi. Take exit 257 toward Speedway Boulevard, 0.3 mi. Merge onto N Freeway St, 410 ft. Turn right onto W Speedway Blvd, 2.1 mi. Turn right onto N Cherry Ave, 0.4 mi. Cherry Ave Garage will be on the left.
    • from the West via AZ-86 E toward Tucson:  Take AZ-86 E toward Tucson. Turn left onto S Mission Rd, 2.0 mi. Slight right toward W Starr Pass Blvd, 0.3 mi. Continue onto W Starr Pass Blvd, 0.6 mi. Continue onto 22nd St, 1.7 mi. Turn left to merge onto South Kino Pkwy, 1.1 mi. Continue onto N Campbell Ave, 0.6 mi. Turn left onto E Enke Dr, 0.3 mi. Where E Enke Dr turns right and becomes Cherry Ave, the Cherry Ave Garage will be on the right.
  • Public transportation:  Sun Tran bus routes 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 15, 20, 102X, 103X, 105X, 109X, and the 700 Sun Link Streetcar all stop near the University of Arizona and its library.

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

Materials on Arizona, Southwest American history, and the U.S./Mexico Borderlands, including rare books, manuscripts, and photographs.[4] The Southwest and Arizona Collection  has culture and history, including American Indians, Spanish and Mexican settlement, and other groups since the 1800s. Also includes biographical sketches, ephemera, and photos. Their Borderlands Collection covers the U.S. Southwest and from Baja California to Tamaulipas, Mexico. Digital collections include photos, the Arizona Index, Arizona-Sonora papers, land grants, Mexican-American press, family papers, ranching and cattle company records.[5]

Guides

Using Collection Guides

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a source at the University of Arizona Special Collections, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • National Archives—Pacific Region (Riverside), CA. Federal court records and federal agencies in Arizona.
  • State Library, Phoenix, has a large book/periodical collection including immigration, vital records, courts, wills, county histories, and Internet sites. The  starting place for AZ family history research.[6]
  • State Archives, Phoenix, marriages, wills and probates, civil and criminal records, brands, taxes, coroner records, voting registers, prisoners, state agencies, maps, newspapers, photos.[7]
  • Bancroft Library, Univ. Calif. Berkeley Early settlers, migration trails, stagecoaches, miners, and histories. They probably have more Arizona historical material than any repository in Arizona.[8]
  • Southwest Museum Braun Research Library, Los Angeles, CA. Includes the Monk Library of Arizoniana, California and Arizona history, and records of southwest American Indians.
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, has many Arizona cemeteries, census, church, court, histories, immigration, land, military, and naturalization records on microfilm.

Similar Collections

Neighboring Collections

Sources

  1. Research Assistance in University of Arizona Special Collections (accessed 12 Feb 2015).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Home in University of Arizona Special Collections (accessed 12 February 2015).
  3. Based on Google Maps directions.
  4. William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 15. At various repositories (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 J54d.
  5. Special Collections in University of Arizona Special Collections (accessed 16 February 2015).
  6. William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 15. At various repositories (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 J54d.
  7. Genealogy and Family History in Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records (accessed 10 February 2015).
  8. William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 15. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.