Research Materials : Book E-Text

  1. Books by Edward Soza

    Books By Edward Soza

    Edward Soza researched and wrote four manuscripts that appear here as e-texts. They record the history of Mexican American settlers in this region and include: Affidavits of Contest Vis-À -Vis Arizona Hispanic Homesteaders 1880-1908, Compiled and Edited General Land Office Correspondence;… [read more]
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    Borderman: The Memoirs of Federico José María Ronstadt

    from the manuscript in the Ronstadt Family archives at Special Collections, The University of Arizona Library Originally published for the Southwest Center at The University of Arizona in 1993 by The University of New Mexico Press Borderman Fred Ronstadt wrote his memoirs on the backs of old F.… [read more]
  3. John Bradley, guitar, and Sam Fenner, fiddle,  performing at the Grand Canyon

    Cowboy Songs and Singers

    John Bradley, guitar, and Sam Fenner, fiddle,  performing at the Grand Canyon Cowboys have long been a part of the American imagination. Americans have drawn on the lifeways and legends surrounding the cowboy to create powerful images of the men who settled the frontier, braved rough and lonely… [read more]
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    Desert Documentary: The Spanish Years, 1767 - 1821

    Researcher Kieran McCarty's wrote of this region's heritage as being "firmly fixed in this period, though five different flags have waved over the land since colonial times." His research reports of the day-to-day life of the Spaniards after the founding of Tucson in 1775, the complexities of… [read more]
  5. Jack Van Ryder  drawing

    Dust of the Desert

    Welcome to this digital version of Jack Weadock's Dust of the Desert: Plain Tales of the Desert and the Border. Dust of the Desert was originally published in 1936 by D. Appleton-Century Company, Inc. This digital version was created using optical character recognition scanning from a copy of the… [read more]
  6. Horse cart

    Hooves & Rails

    A History Of The Tucson Street Railway (1897-1906) by W. Eugene Caywood in collaboration with Keith Glaab Outside of the Carbarn In the late nineteenth century, Tucson was a growing town with a strong desire to project a metropolitan image. One key to continued development was the establishment… [read more]
  7. Photo of Esteban

    In the Steps of Esteban

    Founded by homesteaders, cowboys, and soldiers, Tucson's African American community has a long and proud history that has contributed much to Tucson's rich heritage. These pioneers built neighborhoods, established churches and businesses, and fought to end discrimination and prejudice. Their… [read more]
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    Southwest Jewish Archives

    In August 1998, members of the New American community participated in recording information about their lives and experiences in the former Soviet Union and in Tucson. [read more]
  9. South Corner

    The South Corner of Time: Hopi, Navajo, Papago, Yaqui Tribal Literature

    This website contains a digital version of the 1980 book, The South Corner of Time: Hopi, Navajo, Papago, Yaqui Tribal Literature. This book was previously published as Sun Tracks, An American Indian Literary Series. Larry Evers, ed. The South Corner of Time.  Tucson, Ariz.: The University of… [read more]
  10. Undated hand colored postcard depicting the Convent, North Wing and Sanatorium

    Trek of Seven Sisters

    Among the pioneers that came to Tucson in the 1870's were seven Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. They opened a school next to San Agustín Church for the children of Tucson and three years later one for the native American children at the San Xavier Mission. Later the parochial school was put… [read more]
  11. Tubac

    Tubac Through Four Centuries

    An Historical Resume and Analysis by Henry F. Dobyns Research Associate Arizona State Museum for THE ARIZONA STATE PARKS BOARD 15 March 1959 Reformatted by Tubac Presidio State Historical Park August 1995 [read more]
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    UA Library's Books of the Southwest

    A selection of books digitized from the critical checklist of Southwestern Americana. [read more]