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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 - D-F

DALE, KENNETH 1936-1950
Call No. MS FM MSS 67

.75 cubic feet
Teacher with special interest in Indian education. Consists of printed matter including reports and pamphlets relating to Indian education and welfare; and manuscript items pertaining to education and/or Indians.
Finding Aid

Call No. MS FM MSS 77
.5 linear feet

This collection consists primarily of Democratic Party of Arizona newsletters, mailings and candidates campaign literature for 1976 and 1980. Richard Dillon headed the unsuccessful Wade Church Senate campaign in 1976, and the collection also contains Church’s news releases, campaign literature, schedule, and correspondence relating to invitations to speak before groups in Arizona. Finding Aid


Call No. FP FPC 14
89 linear feet

An Arizona Native, Allen Dutton has been photographing for over fifty years. Dutton’s interest in documenting change in Arizona led to an ambitious project of photographing every street corner in every town in Arizona. He also created projects for the Then and Now book series. Dutton collected historic images through research in multiple repositories and attempted to recreate the exact angles of the original. He then paired the “old and new” photographs together. He has also done extensive landscape and portrait photography.

The collection is arranged into nine series; Series I: Places (1977-2001), Series II: Phoenix (1980s-1990s), Series III: Then and Now (1800s-2000s), Series IV: Landscapes and Abstracts (1958-2000), Series V: Portraits (1950s-2001), Series VI: Nude Montages (1980s), Series VII: Color Transparencies (1980s), Series VIII: Negatives (1970s-2000s), Series IX: Other (1977-2000) and represents over 25,000 photographs. Finding Aid

Call No. MS FM MSS 96

2 cubic feet
Cartoonist and columnist for the Arizona Republic. Contains original cartoon art, articles, newspaper clippings, fliers and other materials relating to the career of Kearney Egerton. Finding Aid

This collection has been transferred to the University of Arizona's Special Collections. Please call 520-621-6423 before your visit to confirm reading room hours and to arrange for materials to be pulled in advance.

Native of southern Arizona; former prisoner of war during World War I; editor and co-owner of the Arizona Daily Star. Includes correspondence of Ellinwood to and from his family as well as personal diaries during his deployment to Europe and subsequent internment as a prisoner of war. Includes a scrapbook containing newspaper clippings and artifacts that track the major events of the war. Arranged in five series: Series I. Correspondence; Series II. Publications; Series III. Journals and diaries; Series IV. Photographs; Series V. Personal artifacts. Finding Aid

Call No. MS FM MSS 150

30 linear feet

Bert worked in the newspaper field for the United Press and Associated Press, the Pittsburgh(California) Independent, the Southside Progress, and the Phoenix Gazette. For thirteen years (19-19) he was the author of the daily column, Under the Sun, in the Phoenix Gazette. The column covered both current and historical events. For seven years (1950-1957) he wrote and narrated a radio program, “Arizona Crossroads”, dealing with the history, lore and legends of Arizona.

In 1959 he along with Senator Barry Goldwater was one of the founders of the Arizona Historical Foundation. He served as the Executive Vice-President of the Arizona Historical Foundation for 20 years. Mr. Fireman also served as the curator for the Arizona Collection at Arizona State University. He was a member of the Arizona Historical Advisory Commission; a member and director of the Arizona Historical Society; member and former chairman of the Arizona State Parks Board; member of the Western History Association; founder and member of the Westerners, Phoenix Corral; member of the Advisory Council of Region 9 of the National Archives and Records Administration; and an appointed member of the President’s Advisory Council on Historical Preservation.  In recognition of his contributions to Arizona history he received the Arizona Historical Society’s Al Merito award in 1976. Finding Aid