Sound recording of interview concerning early Tucson lifestyles, statehood day celebrations, medical treatments, the Depression, Prohibition, Manny Drachman and the Elysian Grove, and more. He talks about his grandmother who was a healer and midwife, his growing up in Barrio Libre, membership in the Spanish American Democratic Club, customs and celebrations, a 1914 flood of the Santa Cruz River and his architecture work. He mentions working with Henry Jaastad and Josiah Joessler and the beginning of the Tucson Medical Center.
Summary: Small collection of photographs of interiors and exteriors of prominent ranch houses in the southern Arizona area. Includes images of homes of the seven ranches highlighted in the book including Pete Kitchen, Sierra Bonita, Empire, Faraway, Tanque Verde, San Bernadino, and San Rafael Ranches as well as additional ranch homes at the Fitch house, Rail X, La Osa, Babocomari, Canelo, and Bellota ranches. Architectural details are the focus of the images. The Sierra Bonita Ranch house includes an image of a bathroom.
Black-and-white photographs of Arizona landscapes, architecture, people and still-lifes, taken during the 1960s and 1970s by Peter Huth. The collection includes photographs of a gas station/store in Pearce, Arizona, and of scenes in Guaymas, Mexico, and Tucson, Ariz. There are also images of lettuce pickers and machines in the fields near Picacho, Ariz. Photographs of Covered Wells, Pisinimo, and Cowlie on the Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation include images of a quilter at work. There are photographs of Tucson's Rodeo Parade including views of the watching crowds.
Summary: Business records of the L. Zeckendorf and Albert Steinfeld companies including correspondence, tax returns, bank statements, trust documents, property listings, business ledgers, architectural drawings, and financial reports but primarily business ledgers of various companies owned by or affialiated with Albert Steinfeld from 1894 to 1971. No personal correspondence or photographs are present in this collection. The only personal papers are financial in nature. Records of the Steinfeld Company include articles of incorporation, agreements, financial ledgers, legal documents, etc. Additional companies including investment and real estate ventures include financial documents for the Highland Park Realty Company, Suburban Improvement Company, Casa Grande Commercial Company, Chain Sanitary Grocery Company, Tucson Iron Works, Tucson Pressed Brick Company, and the Arizona Broadcasting Company, and others. There are financial ledgers for L. Zeckdorf & Co. from 1874 to 1906; early ... Read More
Summary: Primarily photographs of buildings and photographs of architectural renderings of buildings in southern Arizona designed by Roy and Lew Place. There is a small amount of certificates, newspaper clippings, and articles about the architects and their work. Most of the images are of Tucson buildings and are primarily front views but a very few include floor plans such as the Westerner Hotel and the Pima County Courthouse; one set of images of Augustus Brichta Elementary School includes interiors and school children. There are a few images of the George Westinghouse home in Tanque Verde but the rest are commercial or government buildings; schools, churches, businesses, hospitals, and utility companies. There are construction photographs of McKale Stadium as well as an album of snapshots of the Veteran's Hospital (box 3).
Album pages with approximately 1200 black-and-white photographs of the reconstruction of buildings at Fort Whipple from 1905 to 1908, after its reinstatement as an active post. The photographs detail construction and include images of grounds, the reservoir and water line, Granite Creek, and officer's homes, barracks and other residences in the process of construction. There are views of laying foundations, framing, bricklaying, and more. There are also views of constructing a bowling alley, guardhouse, ordnance storehouse, coal shed, wagon shed, bake house, and more. Architectural details include construction of interior staircases and porches.
Manuscripts and photographs from trips made to Sonora, Mexico, southern California, Arizona and New Mexico researching Spanish missions and churches between 1953 and 1973. Manuscripts are mostly in the form of travel logs maintained during Eckhart's trips. Photographs depict Spanish mission ruins, church architecture and construction, and scenery from various towns in Mexico and southern Arizona including Navojoa, Nacozari, Cocospera, Guevavi, Bavispe, Oquitoa, Tubutama, Tumacacori, Magdalena, and Ures. Photographs from Frank Eckhart contain images from a 1905 congressional visit to southern Arizona mining locations, and vacations in southern Utah and northern Arizona.
Photographs, by Ben Maxey, of Tucson architecture, fashion and portraits from the 1950s to 1970. Images of Tucson include the Casas Adobes Plaza, Sam Nanini's home and the Nanini Financial Center, a beauty shop interior, St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church, Tucson Inn, and the Tucson National Golf club. There are photographs of fashion models, including one posed with a 1960s portable record player, and photographs for tourism promotion, taken for the Sunshine Climate Club, of models posed with cactus and by swimming pools. There are a few of the "High Chapparal" set filming at Old Tucson. Portraits include Barry Goldwater, Ted De Grazia, C.S. Paola, Gerry Peirce, Ray Strang, and Fred Harman.
The General subseries contains correspondence, minutes, reports and photographs relating to Officer's research, projects, membership in local organizations, and teaching materials. Correspondents include Henry F. Dobyns, Don Garate, Philleo Nash, Vine Deloria, and Bernard Fontana. There is Board correspondence, minutes and reports for the Arizona Historical Society (1990-1996) and the Southwest Parks and Monuments Association (1992-1996) and material about the 1951-1954 San Xavier Mission restoration and establishing the date of the founding of Tucson. Lectures, chronologies, handouts and slides are present from University of Arizona anthropology classes taught by Officer. Photographs are mostly Bureau of Indian Affairs groups including a few with Stewart Udall and Henry Dobyns. There are slides of Tucson barrios, nichos, shrines, low riders, the Convento site, and celebrations at Kennedy Park in the 1980s. Other slides depict SMRC Mission tours, Mexican art and architecture, and ... Read More
Files of Commission Chairpersons including correspondence, Commission publications, reports, applications for construction and renovation in historic districts, newspaper clippings and photographs relating to Commission activities. Includes the 1991 Joesler-Murphey architecture survey, neighborhood plans, University of Arizona comprehensive campus plans, maps of some historic districts and other publications, reports and surveys dealing with historic preservation and urban development. There are correspondence and photographs from various celebrations of Tucson's birthdays and the national Bicentennial celebration. Materials also are present regarding plans for the San Agustin Mission/Mission Road area, 1988-1992, Downtown Library project, 1987, Ronstadt Transit Center, 1988-1991, Rillito Parkway, 1982-1985, Aviation Corridor, 1982-1990, and more. Includes national register nominations and applications for renovations of many homes and buildings in historic districts.