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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 - J-L

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.

Prominent businessmen in Tucson and Southern Arizona. Includes cancelled checks, drafts, invoices, receipts, weigh bills, stationery letterheads (business), letters and miscellaneous items pertaining to the mercantile and banking businesses of Barron and Lionel Jacobs in Tucson and southern Arizona. Finding Aid

Call No. FP FPC 4
1linear foot

Winnie Ruth Judd, the "trunk murderess", was convicted in 1932 for shooting two neighbors - Agnes Anne LeRoi and Hedvig "Sammy" Samuelson. The collection contains photographs from the murder trial and insanity hearing. Additional information about Winnie Ruth Judd can be found in the Ephemera collection, call no. FB BIO JUD, WIN
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KANTZ, WILLIAM 1952-1954
Call. No. MS FM MSS 49

.5 cubic feet
Valley National Bank executive; president of Rural Citizens Association which opposed the incorporation of South Phoenix. Consists of correspondence, news clippings, research material, press releases and other documents of the Rural Citizens Association. Also includes voter handouts from the February 1953 referendum on incorporation.
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KARTUS, SIDNEY 1919-1957
Call No. MS FM MSS 42

.5 cubic feet
Arizona water rights activist and Arizona legislator. Consists of documents, news clippings and correspondence about the Colorado River controversy and Sidney Kartus' involvement in water rights and reclamation issues as a member of the Arizona House of Representatives.
Finding Aid

Call No. MS FM MSS 65

4 linear feet
Original art for cartoons dating from 1962 to 1989. Series I. 158 (5x8) daily Family Circus cartoons 1962-1983; Series II. 50 (11x26) Sunday Family Circus cartoons 1962-1989. Finding Aid

Call No. MS FM MSS 123
1 linear foot
Civic leader in Phoenix, Arizona. First woman elected to the Phoenix City Council. Contains documents, correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs and other memorabilia relating to Margaret Kober's activities and issues while serving on the Phoenix City Council, and the Presevation of Camelback Mountain Project, as well as when she received the Phoenix Woman of the Year Award. Finding Aid

Call No. MS FM MSS 1
7 cubic feet
Arizona publisher and journalist. M. Warren Krause, born in Chicago, Illinois, came to Arizona in the mid-1920's to work in the copy department of the Arizona Republic. He published The Arizona Guide continuously from 1938 until his death in 1972, except for four years during World War II. He was an active member of the Phoenix Advertising Club, the Phoenix Press Club, the Arizona Newspaper Association, as well as the Valley Field Riding and Polo Club.

Consists mainly of promotional pamphlets and brochures from Arizona cities, towns, and points of interest, from the 1930's to the 1960's. Arranged alphabetically by cities and towns and by county, with a special section for resorts and guest ranches. Includes some information on Mexico, New Mexico, Southern California, Utah, Nevada and Southwestern Colorado . The information was gathered by M. Warren Krause and his wife, Betty Fennemore Krause, for publication of The Arizona Guide. Published over a 35-year period from 1938 to 1972, except from May 1942-Dec. 1944, the Guide was a source of information about places to go and things to do in Arizona .

The collection is accompanied by a separate map collection and a photograph collection containing over 800 photographs subjects covered in the M. Warren Krause Collection. Finding Aid

Call No. FP FPC 12
4 linear feet

This collection contains 800+ photographs, ranging from good to excellent condition. The collection is organized by subject then alphabetically and chronologically within. These photographs were specifically taken or collected for use in the Arizona Guide. Many were staged or contain hired models. These photographs, referred to as stock images, were intended for use in publications reaching a large audience. The photographs represent various Arizona landscapes, animals, people and places. Finding Aid

LaMARR, JOHN 1871-1982
Call No. MS FM MSS 73
1 cubic foot
Historian for the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. Consists primarily of clippings and research notes collected in the course of compiling Arizona lawmen, a history of sheriffs in Arizona. Also includes a series of photographs. Finding Aid

LEWIS, ORME 1930s-1980s
Call No. MS FM MSS 27
12 cubic feet
Prominent Arizona lawyer and businessman. Contains business, political, personal and miscellaneous correspondence as well as reports, financial records, case files and printed matter. Finding Aid

LORING, MADISON R. 1875-1963
Call No. MS FM MSS 84
4 cubic feet
Consists of correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other items related to the life of George E. Loring, Phoenix merchant, businessman and owner of the Loring Bazaar. Also includes Madison R. Loring's correspondence regarding his father's papers. Finding Aid