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An important part of Through Our Parents' Eyes are the many digital versions of original documents found in area archives, and electronic texts of printed histories and journal articles. In addition, digital presentation of scholarly and professional conferences offer unique resources to students and researchers investigating the people of the U. S. Southwest and northwestern Mexico.

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    Arizona Memory Project

    The Arizona Memory Project is a consortium of digital collections from libraries, museums, historical societies and other cultural institutions within Arizona. Led by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, this legacy project is one of several library initiatives in… [read more]
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    Arizona-Sonora Documents Online

    Arizona-Sonora Documents Online provides access to digital images of archival collections relating to Sonora, Mexico. The collections date from the 19th and early 20th centuries. They cover a broad range of topics, including ranching, mining, land grants, anti-Chinese movements, crime on the… [read more]
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    Journal of the Southwest

    edited by Joseph Carlton Wilder University of Arizona Press The Southwest Center Tucson Contents Volume 34, Number 1, Spring 1992 Hiakim: The Yaqui Homeland Introduction Larry Evers and Felipe S. Molina The Holy Dividing Line: Inscription and Resistance in… [read more]
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    Military Aircraft Nose Art

    During World War II, and again in the Korean, Vietnam, and Gulf Wars, colorful images appeared on the nose sections of American military aircraft. Loved and hated, photographed and censored, the paintings known as nose art have been a controversial tradition. Nose Art and Pin Ups is an… [read more]
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    Miners' Story Project

    An excellent oral history project that began in 2005, the Miners' Story Project "will preserve and share stories of life in mines and mining communities in the Southwest U.S." [read more]
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    Missions Initiative

    The Missions Initiative guides the development of an international, multidisciplinary partnership for cultural resource management of the hundreds of Spanish Colonial Mission sites in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. The website is available in English and Spanish. [read more]
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    Sabino Canyon: Our Desert Oasis

    Sabino Canyon awash in color in the SpringSabino Canyon is one of Southern Arizona's natural treasures. Fed by the waters of Sabino Creek and sheltered by the canyon walls, the plants and animals that inhabit the canyon offer an interesting contrast to those found in the surrounding desert. The… [read more]
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    St. Philip's in the Hills - Spanish Colonial Mission Church Revival

    St. Philip's In The Hills, July 2004 image: GMWelcome Although the majority of buildings designed by architect Josias Joesler during his career were residential, he also developed plans for public buildings such as schools, museums and, most successfully, churches. By far, the most prominent of… [read more]
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    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]
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    The Library of Congress' Prints and Photographs Online Catalog

    The Library of Congress' Prints and Photographs Online Catalog is a tremendous resource for historical photos. There are many of Southern Arizona. Read LOC's About Copyright and the Collections, to understand what images might have restricted use and what images are in the public… [read more]
  11. The Pasqua Yaqui Connection

    The Pasqua Yaqui Connection

      A cooperative project between the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona, Pima Community College, and the University of Arizona Visit The Official Pascua Yaqui Tribe Website About the Pascua Yaqui Connection website  [read more]
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    The Southern Arizona Transportation Museum

    "The Southern Arizona Transportation Museum exists to interpret the history of transportation in Southern Arizona with a focus on the Tucson Historic Depot and Steam Locomotive #1673." Visit the Oral History Program to read excerpts from interviews. [read more]