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Greater Arizona Collection Audio and Visual Materials


Greater 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.


Date Range
1929 2004


Predominantly Sunday morning religious radio programs hosted by Austin Coleman and sponsored by the Ragsdale Mortuary and the Valley Life Insurance Company. Programs were recorded to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Broadcasts feature christian and gospel music, advertisements for the Ragsdale mortuary and insurance businesses, and political and social commentary by Lincoln and Eleanor Ragsdale and many others. Broadcast on KCAC radio, Phoenix in 1963 and 1964.

Contributors
Coleman, Austin, Ragsdale, Lincoln, Ragsdale, Eleanor

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
1951

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.

Created Date
2002
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Scanned pages from Herb and Dorothy's inspection copy of their book. Most photographs are labelled with image numbers from their photo collections. The prefix MCL can be added to the five and six digit numbers written on the images to form call numbers for the original Herb and Dorothy McLaughlin Photographs. The MCLMB prefix can be added to written image numbers starting with A (i.e. MCLMB A-156) to request original photographs from the McCulloch Brothers Photographs.

Contributors
McLaughlin, Herb, McLaughlin, Dorothy, McCulloch Brothers

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

Contributors
Elson, Roy, August, Jack
Created Date
2004-09-28

Raw silent film footage produced for local news outlets documenting flood conditions in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Created Date
1980-06

A color documentary film introducing a "Yarnell Senior Citizen Longevity Study" sponsored by Bobst Products Inc. ca. 1954. The film promotes the town of Yarnell as a retirement destination, including significant footage depicting the Shrine of St. Joseph of the Mountains. Narrated by Governor Howard Pyle.

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.