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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



Manuscripts - C

Call No. MS FM MSS 9
.5 cubic feet
Author, publisher, lecturer, instructor. William N. Caldwell, the owner of the Crusader Flag Company, was very involved with educating the public about the history of Arizona and its flag. Consists of correspondence, manuscripts, fact sheets and newspaper clippings dealing with Arizona flags, seals and other state emblems. The primary focus of the collection is on flags. Finding Aid


This collection has been transferred to the library and archives at Sharlot Hall Museum. Please call  928-445-3122 extension 14 before your visit to confirm reading room hours and to arrange for materials to be pulled in advance.

Arizona hot springs resort built in the 1890s. Donated in 1977 to the Arizona State University Foundation and purchased in 1982 by the Castle Hot Springs Development Corporation. Includes geologic and geothermal studies, materials relating to the proposed establishment of an educational information retreat, maps, postcards and brochures. Donated by Dr. Denis Kigin in 1986.  Finding Aid


Call No. MS FM MSS 82

.25 cubic feet
Twenty-four cattle brands burned on leather. Detailed description given on each brand. Donated by Mrs. John F. Jennings. Finding Aid


Call No. MS FM MSS 126
40.5 cubic feet
H. (Horace) Mason Coggin was known as a world-renowned expert in gold placer mining. Born in Bisbee, AZ, he attended the University of Arizona where he received a degree in mining engineering. He worked for several years for various divisions of Phelps Dodge Corporation until he took a position with Coe and Van Loo Consulting Engineers in Phoenix, AZ. In 1982, he opened his own consulting firm. Coggin was also a cowboy poet and had a love for Arizona history. He and his wife Janice, co-founded Cowboy Miner Productions and were the authors of several publications related to mining and cowboy poetry. Collection contains files on correspondence, individual mines, mining companies, research files, and reports. Finding Aid

Call No. MS FM MSS 124
1 linear foot
Prominent Phoenix businessman, former member of the Arizona State Senate and House, and Maricopa County Department of Revenue assessor; grandson of Peter Joseph Corpstein. Contains correspondence, reports, studies, newspaper articles dealing with Arizona government, and pertaining to Mr. Corpstein's time as a state legislator, and focusing on such topics as the Hualapai Hydroelectric Project and highspeed rail project known as Val-Tran. Also includes memos, studies and committee reports from various Arizona State government departments which Mr. Corpstein's committees covered. Finding Aid