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1929 2004
Created Date: 1929
Contributors: Maxwell, Billie
Description: The music of cowgirl musician Billie Maxwell and her father's White Mountain Orchestra from Nutrioso, Arizona. Ms. Maxwell's songs are solo recordings while the instrumental numbers are by the orchestra.

Created Date: 2003
Contributors: Gilbert, Dorothy
Description: An online exhibit recast as PDF files for sustainability. The exhibit presents over sixty individual documents from Gilbert's papers, describing the efforts of the Phoenix Mountains Preservation Council to establish and preserve the Phoenix Mountains Preserve.

Created Date: 2003
Description: An online exhibit documenting the career of Congressman Rhodes, recast in PDF files for sustainability. The exhibit describes Rhodes' political career and includes a series of short essays written by Rhodes, excerpts from his books, and news coverage of events including Watergate and the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon.

Created Date: 2002
Description: An online exhibit presented in PDF files for sustainability. Moving Waters documents the Greene Family's Glen Canyon recreational tourism businesses including Canyon Tours, Inc., Cliff Dweller's Lodge and Wahweap Lodge and Marina. Photographs depicting Glen Canyon before dam construction and the use of airboats on the Colorado River are included.

Contributors: Hodges, Sam
Description: A silent motion picture depicting the last run of the Phoenix Street Railway in 1947, plus audio recordings of interviews with several past employees including motorman Sam Hodges, employed by the railway in 1913. The interviewer and most interviewees are unidentified.

Contributors: Arizona Development Board, Canyon Films Inc.
Description: Film produced by the State of Arizona Development Board to promote tourism ca. 1964. The Grand Canyon, rodeos, hotels and restaurants, fashion shows, Japanese flower gardens, auto, horse and dog racing and many other topics are depicted.

Created Date: 1951
Description: Meredith Harless interviews several individuals for KTAR radio in 1951 including her husband US Congressman Richard Harless, Arizona FBI Agent William Murphy, US Congressmen Harold “Porque” Patten (D-AZ), Walter S. Baring Jr. (D-NV), Wesley A. D'Ewart (R-MT), and Charley Willis, Executive Secretary of the Small Miners Association of Arizona, New York Yankees Joe DiMaggio and Casey Stengel,. and actresses Susan Peters and Jane Winton. Disc 1: Arizona Close Ups: George Bennett – Dick Harless 3/21/51 KTAR# 7505A Disc 2: Meredith Harless Interviews Wm. Murphy 1/14/51 KTAR# 7432A; United States Congressmen Discussing Small Mines Prob. 5/12/51 #7432B Disc 3: Meredith Harless ...

Created Date: 1961-11-17
Description: KOOL-TV coverage documenting the event at the Hotel Westward Ho in Phoenix, November 17, 1961. President John F. Kennedy, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield and Arizona Governor Paul Fannin appear along with a number of other Arizona and national politicians. The event program, an index with time codes and selected clips are also presented.

Created Date: 2004-09-28
Contributors: Elson, Roy, August, Jack
Description: Roy Elson, Administrative Assistant to Senator Carl T. Hayden (D-AZ) is interviewed by historian Jack August regarding Arizona politics, Arizona vs. California water allocation litigation, Barry Goldwater, Don Bolles and other topics. Side A: 03:45 James Folsom Moore and Fort Huachuca 05:50 Eugene Pulliam 13:40 Harry Rosenzweig 15:30 Liberty Bank charter controversy 23:05 Don Bolles 29:00 Barry Goldwater 39:35 Arizona vs. California Side B: 00:00 Arizona vs. California continued 07:20 Governor Jerry Brown comes to AZ (1964) 10:45 Morris and Stewart Udall 12:10 Sam Steiger 13:30 Eugene Pulliam 14:20 Don Bolles/Organized crime in AZ

Description: Off-air copies of KCAC broadcasts including Bill Compton interviews with Ted Mote, Arizona ACLU and terminated Arizona State University professor of Philosophy Morris Starsky (June 11, 1970). Both interviews are joined in progress.

Arizona Collection Audio and Visual Materials consist of archival audio recordings, motion pictures and video productions selected from the Arizona Collection. Media is added as permissions are secured, and resources for digitization become available.