External Web Sites
official Web site of the state of Arizona provides
information on federal, county, and local government. It
also includes resources on: state business; family, health,
and safety; travel and recreation; licensing and permits;
employment; education and training; history and culture;
and government employees.
Arizona Historical Foundation
The Arizona Historical Foundation
is a private, non-profit repository of historical documents
and primary source materials, housed within the Hayden
Library at Arizona State University. Their goal is to selectively
collect, preserve, and make available historically relevant
material to current and future generations of researchers.
Their holdings include over 130 manuscript collections,
40,000 photographs and ephemera, books, artifacts, film,
videos, maps, oral histories, political cartoons, microfilm,
and several distinctive card catalogs. While some material
dates back to the 1860s, the bulk of the collections document
twentieth and twenty-first century life in Arizona.
Arizona Images is a collaborative effort between the Phoenix
Public Library and the Phoenix
Museum of History. The
images in this collection span the late nineteenth and
early twentieth centuries and include items from the James
H. McClintock Collection.
Arizona Memory Project
The Arizona Memory Project is an online
effort to provide access to the wealth of primary sources
in Arizona libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural
institutions. This initiative provides the opportunity
to view some of the best examples of government documents,
photographs, maps, and objects that chronicle Arizona's
past and present.
State Library, Archives and Public Records
The Arizona State
Library, Archives and Public Records serves the information
needs of Arizona citizens, providing access to unique historical
and contemporary resources, including: archives
of historical records in
Arizona; library extension assistance to public libraries;
a library for the visually and physically disabled; the museum on
state government history and people of the state; a public
records management program; a research and law library;
and digital collections and programs.
Arizona State Museum
Established in 1893, the Arizona State Museum is the oldest
and largest anthropology museum in the Southwest. Its
collections are world renowned in the study and research
of the indigenous peoples and lands of the American Southwest
and northern Mexico. The museum serves as the state's official
archaeological repository, housing over 150,000 catalogued
artifacts and over 250,000 photographs and prints, making
it the largest non-federal repository in the country, second
only to the Smithsonian Institution. Additionally, museum
staff administers the state's Antiquities Act and issues
permits for archaeological projects and surveys across
the state. Archaeological reports are available in
the research library and searchable through the online
Arizona State Parks
This Web site dedicated to Arizona’s
state parks includes maps, park descriptions and photos,
historic information, trail guides, visitor information,
events calendars, FAQs, and more.
The Cornell University Library Making of America Collection
The Cornell University Library Making of America Collection is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology.
S. Curtis's The North American Indian
The North American Indian by
Edward S. Curtis is one of the most significant and controversial
representations of traditional American Indian culture
ever produced. Issued in a limited edition from 1907-30,
the publication continues to exert a major influence on
the image of Indians in popular culture. Curtis said that
he wanted to document "the old time Indian, his dress,
his ceremonies, his life and manners."
Grand Canyon National
Learn all about the Grand
Canyon at this Web site created and maintained by the National
Park Service. Includes
visitor information, trip planners, maps, photos and multimedia,
historical and cultural information, natural and scientific
information, resources for teachers and kids, news updates,
Making of America Books
Making of America (MOA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history primarily from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology.
National Park Service (NPS)
The fundamental purpose of the NPS is to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations. The NPS provides highlights, statistics, and a list of national parks for Arizona.