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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 - M

Call No. MS FM MSS 13
7.5 cubic feet
Arizona engineer. Thomas Maddock was born in 1883, and came to Arizona in 1898. He served as the Arizona State Highway Engineer, 1917-1922; was a member of the Colorado River Commission, 1923-1928; served as engineer and general manager of the Gila Valley Irrigation District and was a Republican member of the first Arizona Legislature. He died in 1971.

Consists of correspondence, documents, articles, publications, diaries and newsclippings concerning the Colorado River controversy, Gila Valley Irrigation District, San Carlos Irrigation District, politics and Maddock's engineering career. Finding Aid


Call No. MS FM MSS 71
.5 cubic feet
Art teacher and wife of freelance photographer, Ray Manley. Contains manuscript material such as reports and poetry written by Manley, Zane Grey newsletters and brochures, newsclippings on information regarding Native Americans and Zane Grey, and photographs. Finding Aid


Call No. MS FM MSS 86
.5 cubic feet
Formed as a non-profit corporation in 1953 by Paul M. Roca, F. Britton Burns and Louis McClennen to provide legal aid gratuitously. Contains Board of Directors lists, correspondence and miscellaneous documents.
Finding Aid


Call No. MS FM MSS 88
1 cubic foot
Essayist; fiction and non-fiction writer; writer for the Arizona State University News Bureau. Collection of articles published by John Matthews under his own name and under the pen name, Matt Dodge. Finding Aid


Call No. FP FPC 8
6 linear feet
James H. McClintock was a founding member of Roosevelts Rough Riders, Newspaper reporter, Arizona Postmaster, and State Historian. Photographs of the Military, Dams, Arizona Locales, and Native Americans. 1860s-1930s Finding Aid


McCLINTOCK, JAMES H. 1864-1935
Call No. MS FM MSS 85
2 cubic feet
State historian and a colonel with the Rough Riders. Includes correspondence, cancelled checks, newspaper clippings, a manuscript by Odd Halseth, and typescripts of a radio series entitled Forward Arizona. Finding Aid


Call No. FP FPC 6
1.5 linear feet
Richard H. McLeRoy was born 1905 in the Oklahoma Territory. In February of 1927 McLeRoy enlisted in the U.S. Army. Almost immediately he transferred to the Army Air Corps. He was promoted to Master Sergeant and then deployed to England with the 2nd Military Air Convoy.
While in England, McLeRoy organized and ran a transport service for the 8th U.S. Air Force Service Command running supplies, personnel and equipment to all Air Force unitsin the United Kingdom. He also was in charge of a transport service for the return and repair of battle damaged aircraft during WWII.

McLeRoy retired in 1957 as a Lieutenant Colonel after more than 30 years of continuous military service. McLeRoy and his wife relocated to Parker, Arizona. Later, McLeRoy and his brother-in-law started the Parker Valley Air Service which provided ambulance and charter flights. McLeRoy not only flew the aircraft but also managed the field from 1960 to 1969.

The photographs document McLeRoy’s long and varied military career. Included are many aerial views of European cities before and after WWII bombings, U.S. Air Force bases, atomic testing, his flight crews and officers. Finding Aid


Call No. MS FM MSS 58

2.5 cubic feet
Phoenix writer, director and actor; television and movie script writer. Consists of Screenplays, materials relating to the Phoenix Little Theater, manuscripts of Meckler's book Papa was a farmer and miscellaneous materials. Finding Aid


MILNER, DANA T. 1903-1970
Call No. MS FM MSS 62

.5 cubic feet
Banker in Southeastern Arizona. Consists of papers related to the personal and professional activities of Dana T. Milner. Divided into four series: Legal/Financial; Correspondence; News-clippings; and Miscellaneous. Finding Aid


Call No. MS FM MSS 7
4.5 cubic feet
Arizona teachers. Frances and Mary Montgomery were teachers at Butte High School located at Gila River, Arizona, from 1942-1945. This was the location of the Gila River Relocation Center, one of the communities at which Japanese Ameicans were resettled following the United States' declaration of war on Japan. Contains correspondence, newspapers, yearbooks, and various artifacts related to the relocation center. Accompanied by a separate photograph collection. Finding Aid

A Celebration of the Human Spirit.
Images from the Montgomery collection have been mounted online as part of the Arizona Memory Project, established by the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records.