2005 Barry M. Goldwater Lecture Series “Perspectives on Growth and Development in Arizona”

The Arizona Historical Foundation has a long and rich tradition of sponsoring guest speakers representing a wide range of topics and points of view. In keeping with that tradition, we are pleased to announce the program for the 2005 Barry M. Goldwater Lecture Series. Our thanks to Dr. Gary Driggs who provided the conceptual framework and arranged an outstanding list of speakers.

Our theme this year reflects the New West. Growth and development are contemporary issues defined by politics, economics, and pioneering entrepreneurs. Our speakers are the very history makers who have shaped the growth and development in a state known for its boom and bust cycles.

*Tentative Schedule
February 2
Jack L. August, Ph.D.
Water, Politics, and the Arizona Dream: The Modern Origins of the Central Arizona Project
February 9
Grady Gammage, Jr.
Phoenix in Perspective
February 16

Thomas J. Popa
Golf, the Recreation Economy and Arizona’s Future

February 23
Elliott D. Pollack
The Slippery Slope Upward: Growth and Development in Maricopa County
March 2
John F. Long
A Half Century of Progress: Reflections on Arizona’s Growth and Development
March 9
Jerry Landis
Aerial Photography: Tool for Growth and Development in Arizona
March 16
Robert L. Ward
The Retail Industrial Complex: Malls, Growth, and Development in Arizona


Lectures are held at:

ASU’s Kerr Cultural Center
6110 N. Scottsdale Road (
South of the Borgata)
Scottsdale, Arizona
Box Office: 480-596-2660

Tickets: $16 Reserved seating; $15 General Seating. AHF Member and Complete Series discounts available. Please contact Box Office.

  • Coffee 9:30 a.m.
  • Lecture 10:00 a.m.

Call the Arizona Historical Foundation for more details. 480-965-3283