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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