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Finding Aids
A finding aid is a descriptive guide to the content of a collection. The guide describes the origin, background, contents, and arrangement of a collection. It also includes a folder listing of the contents.

Processed Collections
The alphbetical links below lead to an annotated list of all processed collections with links to the finding aids.

Finding Aids by Collection Type

  Manuscript Collections
  Photograph Collections
  Small Manuscript Collections
  Biography Files
  Oral History Collection
  Microfilm Collection



Personal & Political Papers of Senator Goldwater

The Personal and Political Papers of Senator Barry M. Goldwater
Call No. MS FM MSS 1
1180 linear ft. (970 boxes)
The personal and political papers of Barry Goldwater span over 100 years. In addition to extensive legislative, personal correspondence and campaign files, the collection includes microfilm, photographs, audio-visual material, artifacts, cartoons, clippings, albums, and memorabilia. As such, it is the cornerstone of AHF holdings.

Finding Aid


Series I: Personal

Series II: 1964 Campaign

Series III: Legislative

Series IV: Constituent Service

Series V: Administrative

Series VI: Media

Series VII: Artifacts, Memorabilia, Oversized Material

Constituent Case Files

Senator Barry M. Goldwater: An Arizona Legend
204 photographs from the Goldwater collection have been mounted online as part of the Arizona Memory Project, established by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records.


Links to other Goldwater Materials

Publications about or related to Barry Goldwater




The Rockefeller Archive Center




National Archives and Records Administration



Links to NARA's Archival Research Catalog. Use "Goldwater" as search term.



A Guide to the Stephen Shadegg / Barry Goldwater Collection, 1949-1965 (University of Texas, Austin)

  Consists of Stephen Shadegg's campaign files for Goldwater's 1952 and 1958 U.S. Senate campaigns and 1964 Republican presidential primary effort.
31 linear feet

Goldwater at 100: His Politics, Idealogy, and Legacy
Conference presented in 2009

Note to Political Science Researchers


Processing Progress Notes
Report 1 Report 2 Report 3 Report 4 Report 5 Report 6