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A History of the Monuments & Memorials in the Wesley Bolin Plaza at the Arizona State Capitol


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The Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza is located across the street from the state capitol building in Phoenix, Arizona. Here, pieces of Arizona’s history are commemorated through monuments and memorials. Monuments and memorials reflect how people have conceived their collective identity, especially when those choices are made in public spaces. The markers in the Wesley Bolin Plaza reflect the changing identity of Arizonans, both locally and in connection to national identity. Over time, they have become crucial to shaping the landscape and the historical memory of the city, state, or country. Of note, the memorials on the Arizona State Capitol grounds are unique in how they are placed all together in a park directly across the stre... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Burnham, Kaitlyn Brimley (Author) / Tebeau, Mark (Advisor) / O'Donnell, Catherine (Committee member) / Benkert, Volker (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject History / Arizona history / commemoration / memorials / monuments / State Capitol / Wesley Bolin Plaza
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 103 pages
Language English
Copyright
Note Masters Thesis History 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


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