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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 - W-Z

 

WEBB, ANDERSON CONE 1890-1970
Call No. MS FM MSS 74

.5 cubic feet
Arizona rancher and businessman. Consists of biographical information including a family history of Frank Armer, and information about Charles Clifford Griffin. Also includes documents related to the Tonto Basin Cattle Company and business papers of the Webb family. Finding Aid

 

WEINBERGER, JACOB 1882-1974
Call No. MS FM MSS 105

1 cubic foot
Arizona lawyer, Gila County assistant district attorney, superior court and U.S. District Court judge. Consists of financial and legal documents, correspondence, news clippings and miscellany. Some of the material documents Weinberger's involvement in the Arizona Constitutional Convention. Finding Aid

 

WESTERN ARTISTS COLLECTION
Call No. MS FM MSS 152
1 linear foot
Created by Evelyn S. Cooper, a freelance writer at the time, the files contain background material and profiles of the artists.  The artists represented in the collection are from the West or whose art includes western themes. The material contained in the files may include, but are not limited to, drafts of Ms. Cooper’s articles, artists’ resumes and statements, newspaper clippings, photographs, slides, negatives, and exhibition brochures. Finding Aid


WILLSON, ROSCOE G. 1879-1976

Call No. MS FM MSS 46
20 cubic feet
Businessman and writer. Consists of correspondence, clippings and manuscript material on Arizona and western history, most of which was used in Willson's "Arizona days and ways" newspaper column. Also includes biographical information, business records, personal correspondence and diaries. Finding Aid

 

WILLSON, ROSCOE G. PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION
Call No. FPC 10
11 linear feet
The collection consists of 2000 photographs, 100 postcards, 6 album pages, and thousands of negatives, ranging from fair to good condition. This collection is a record of Roscoe Willson’s life, in addition to, photographs that were collected, gifted, and copied for use in Willson’s writings. Highlights of the collection include photographs of notable individuals like Teddy Roosevelt, Mark Twain, Al Sieber, and Henry Ashurst. Petroglyphs, historic markers, gravesites, miners and mines, and panoramas of forests are richly documented. Finding Aid

 

WOMAN'S CLUB OF PHOENIX 1912-1985
Call No. MS FM MSS 135

1linear foot
This collection consists of research files and oral histories about the Women's Club of Phoenix collected by Elizabeth Pontecorvo, an independent researcher, for her history of the club entitled "History-Woman's Club of Phoenix, 1900-1915." Arranged into two series: Series I. Research files; Series II. Oral histories. Finding Aid

WYLLYS, RUFUS K. COLLECTION
Call No. MS FM MSS 41
1linear foot
Wyllys finished his Ph.D. work in 1929 and secured a faculty position at Tempe State College (now known as Arizona State University) where he taught many of the history courses. He chaired the Department of Social Studies for 22 years. During that time he published many scholarly works including the much heralded Arizona: The History of a Frontier State in 1950.  Wyllys was widely admired as a teacher, an exemplary scholar, and a tough critic of academic scholarship. Finding Aid

 

YMCA OF PHOENIX AND THE VALLEY OF THE SUN 1916-1986
Call No. MS FM MSS 106
1 cubic foot
YMCA of Phoenix and the Valley of the Sun was organized in 1892. During the tremendous growth period between 1913 and 1935, it changed its name to YMCA of Phoenix. Consists of minutes, financial reports and other records of the Phoenix YMCA Board which reflect the educational, recreational and evangelical activities of the organization. Finding Aid