Mission Churches of the Sonoran Desert first became available in November 1994. As such is the first website developed for what is now Through Our Parents' Eyes: History & Culture of Southern Arizona.

In 1994, Dr. Griffith was working as Director of the UA Library's Southwest Folklore Center and held an appointment in the UA Department of English where he taught English. Dr. Griffith retired in 1994 but continues to research and publish books and articles as well as remaining active in the community. Read more about Dr. Griffth who provided his slides and the website's explanatory text.