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Arizona RoomImage of Arizona Room

​Located on the second floor of Burton Barr Central Library​, the Arizona Room offers a research collection about the heritage, lifestyle and geography of the desert Southwest from prehistoric times to the present.

Unique resources include:

  • Newspaperman and Rough Rider James H. McClintock's collection of correspondence, photographs and newspaper clippings
  • Arizona telephone directories - prior years with Phoenix directories to 1921
  • Arizona city directories - with Phoenix directories to 1892
  • Phoenix high school yearbooks
  • Arizona Census 1870 - 1930 on microfilm
  • Arizona Republic newspaper clipping files (mid 1960s - 1989)
  • University of Arizona index to Arizona Periodicals
  • Arizona 7.5 minute topographic maps
  • Phoenix aerial surveys (earliest is 1968)
  • Historic maps and Sanborn Maps
  • Headquarters Records of Fort Verde, Arizona Territory 1866-1891 on microfilm
  • Interior Department appointment papers, Arizona Territory 1857-1907 on microfilm

Due to the nature of the collection:  materials may ONLY BE USED IN THE ROOM and PENCILS ONLY may be used. Copying of most materials is available at 20 cents per page.

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