The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Sharlot Hall Museum
415 W. Gurley St
Repository URL: http://sharlot.org/
Repository description (extant): Sharlot Hall Museum is named after its founder, Sharlot Mabridth Hall (1870-1943), who became well known as a poet, activist, politician, and Arizonaís first territorial historian. Sharlot Hall was one of the Westís most remarkable women. As early as 1907, Ms. Hall saw the need to save Arizona's history and planned to develop a museum. She began to collect both Native American and pioneer material. In 1927, she began restoring the first Territorial Governorís residence and offices and moved her extensive collection of artifacts and documents opening it as a museum in 1928. Today, the Museum features seven historic buildings, compelling exhibits and beautiful gardens, which serve as the setting for numerous public festivals. The Library and Archives, open to the public, hold a vast collection of rare books, original documents, historical photographs, maps and oral history. The Blue Rose Theater offers an entire season of historically based plays, and Living History programs bring the past alive through hands-on demonstrations.
Repository type: Museum
Oral history collection