Pictures from the 2008 Reunion are being added to the Recent Updates page.
The Soza family is an excellent example of the presence of Mexican-Americans
in the Tucson area for several generations, how their lives contributed
to Tucson's cultural and economic history, and to their on-going love
for our community. The Soza's history is one of a pioneer family that
settled and homesteaded in the Sonoran Desert, and later turned to
family members, led by Edward Soza, chronicled
and compiled a family history. Mr. Soza's first print version appeared
in 1996 under the title of Arizona Pictorial Biography: Antonio
Campa Soza 1845-1915. A deluxe edition containing added and
repositioned photos was printed in February 1997. On October 27,
1997, Mr. Soza reported that "the U. S. Copyright Office has issued
Certificate of Registration TXu 791-067 for the above title."
A copy of the
Deluxe Edition has been presented to the University Library with
the following inscription:
to the University of Arizona on behalf of the Soza Family Reunion
Committee by Edward Soza, October 10, 1997.
thank U of A colleague and Soza family member, Norma Gonzales Lopez,
for her assistance and support in connecting Edward Soza with Library
staff. Norma's father, Nazario A. Gonzales, Jr., can be seen as
a baby [32K] in one of the Nazario
Gonzales family images.
This Web version
was originally created by Stuart Glogoff of the University of Arizona
in 1997, with revisions to the design and images in 1999 and 2000.
Ladd Keith, of the UofA's Learning Technologies Center, revised
the site's appearance in June 2003 and the LTC's graphics section
developed the current interface in fall 2003 accomdating this work's
inclusion in Books by Edward Soza.