Regional Histories

Regional Histories

This section of Through Our Parents' Eyes brings the reader a variety of historical resources. Ther are digital versions of documents from archival collections in area libraries, museums and historical societies, as well as essays and books written by historians. In addition, visitors will also find a collection of biographies & oral histories developed as part of numerous Through Our Parents' Eyes project and related student projects.

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    Arizona Sonora News Service

    "The University of Arizona's student-run online news service, Arizona Sonora News Service, was established to explore and provide fresh perspectives on the people, places and issues of the U.S.–Mexico Border. This semester, with Professor Jay Rochlin, a team of journalism seniors will bring… [read more]
  2. Barrio Anita

    Barrio Anita

      The Barrio Anita Neighborhood is a historic district in Tucson, Arizona. It is located west of Stone Avenue, east of Interstate 10, south of Drachman Street and north of St. Marys Road. [view map] The Neighborhood's major landmarks include the Oury Park Cultural Center and the Davis… [read more]
  3. 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]
  4. E-Company Remembered

    E-Company Marines Remembered

    Easy Company (E-Company), 13th Infantry Battalion, was the first Marine Corps Reserve unit from Tucson, Arizona, activated for the Korean Conflict in July of 1950. E-Company Marines Remembered is a tribute to the men who could not return from the battlefields from their comrades who did. The… [read more]
  5. Hellbox


    About the Hellbox 1960 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1971 1972 1978 1994 About The Hellbox Website v 2.09238 Jim Cooper’s The Bar Is Open, published posthumously after his death in 1992, chronicles the Tucson Press Club (TPC), its annual Gridiron Show and the show’s accompanying… [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. Joseler

    Josias Joesler: An Architecture Eclectic

    When asked to name Tucson's most recognized architect, the first name that comes to most people's minds is Josias Joesler. This website presents Joesler within the context of Tucson’s architectural and community development, his prolific 30-year career with developer/builder John Murphey and his… [read more]
  8. Roy Drachman, Tucson High, Shortstop

    Just Memories

    In Just Memories, Roy P. Drachman shared his memories from a lifetime in Tucson. The original volume was printed and distributed in July, 1979. The electronic version was orginally created in December 1997 and the re-designed interface published to the Web in November 2004. Just Memories… [read more]
  9. Maps

    Maps of the Pimería: Early Cartography of the Southwest

    This website illustrates and describes a selection of original rare and historic maps chosen from the Map Collection of the University of Arizona Library. They portray a region of New Spain once called Pimería and chronicle four centuries of mapping from the earliest map of the region in the… [read more]
  10. Missions Arch

    Mission Churches of the Sonoran Desert

    In the spring of 1687, an Italian Jesuit missionary named Father Eusebio Francisco Kino started work among a group of Indians on the far northwest frontier of New Spain. The Indians he visited called themselves "O'odham" or "the People" in their own language and were called "Pimas" by the Spaniards… [read more]
  11. Music of the Southwest

    Music of the Southwest

    The Music of the Southwest Web site is a tribute to the many performers, volunteers, and organizers of the Tucson Meet Yourself Festival. It is dedicated especially to its founder, Dr. James S. (Big Jim) Griffith, without whom none of these unique resources would be available to us and the… [read more]
  12. Bucking bronco

    School on the Range: The Little Cowpuncher Roundup

    School on the Range: The Little Cowpuncher Roundup is an oral history project sponsored by the University of Arizona and the Arizona Humanities Council. Videos of interviews with former Little Cowpunchers may be viewed on the pages for the Arizona ranch schools listed to the left. Redington… [read more]
  13. alter chapel

    St. Philip's in the Hills - Fine Arts Collection

    Welcome The art work presented on this website is available only to University of Arizona students, faculty, staff and affiliates. Access to these pages requires an authorized UA network ID and password. On behalf of the University of Arizona, the Learning Technologies Center expresses its… [read more]
  14. Bisbee Deportation

    The Bisbee Deportation 1917

    "Marching from Lowell, Deportation of I.W.W.'s." From a postcard at UA Special Collections.  The Bisbee Deportation of 1917 was an event specific to Arizona that influenced the labor movement throughout the United States. What started as a labor dispute between copper mining companies and their… [read more]
  15. photo of ft lowell

    The Old Fort Lowell Neighborhood

    Welcome Saturday, February 11 Special 2012 Arizona Centennial Event Fort Lowell Day Celebration see the schedule of events The earliest settlers in the Fort Lowell District came around 300 A.D. Since then, different communities have come and gone leaving behind their characteristic remains. These… [read more]
  16. Patricia Stephenson

    The University Neighborhood

    A Personal Journal by Patricia Stephenson Patricia Peters Stephenson in 1990 with some of the diaries used to research her 1990 book. PPSThe University Neighborhood A Personal Journey by Patricia Stephenson brings us the perfect accompaniment to Ms. Stephenson's Tom Marshall's Tucson. Ms.… [read more]
  17. Thomas Keith Marshall 1870-1931.

    Tom Marshall's Tucson

    Thomas Keith Marshall During his life, Tom Marshall was a farm laborer, gold miner, university student, newspaper editor, politician, crusader, avid photographer and husband of one of the most powerful women in Tucson history. Over the three-decade period that he lived in Tucson, Tom Marshall took… [read more]
  18. 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]
  19. 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]
  20. Family at Internment Camp

    War Relocation Authority

    On March 18, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order No. 9102, "Establishing the War Relocation Authority in the Executive Office of the President and Defining its Functions and Duties." This order created a civilian agency in the Office for Emergency Management to provide for… [read more]