Literary Genres

Fiction, poetry, bibliographies, biographies and oral histories depict multiple views of what defines the Southwest
Evers, Larry and Molina, Felipe. The South Corner of Time: Hopi, Navajo, Papago, Yaqui Tribal Literature

Evers, Larry. Sun Tracks: A Brief History and Checklist from "Home Places: Contemporary Native American Writing." Also view the beautiful covers from back issues of Sun Tracks

Making of America. Connect to this University of Michigan electronic text project and search using the author's name or keyword from the book's title.

Cozzens, Samuel Woodworth. The Marvellous Country, or, Three Years in Arizona and New Mexico 
Hodge, Hiram C. Arizona As It Is; or, The Coming Country. comp. from notes of travel during the years 1874, 1875, and 1876. 
Sitgreaves, Captain L. Report of an expedition down the Zuni and Colorado rivers

Poetics and Politics is a website developed from a conference presented by the UA Department of English that was held in May 1992. The series, which featured 13 of the country's most accomplished American Indian writers examines the extraordinary emergence of Native American literature within a living context. Included in this website are the original author introductions and seminar transcripts, a series of articles that appeared in the Tucson Weekly newspaper and video of the authors' readings their work. 

Powell, Lawrence C. Heart of the Southwest: A Selective Bibliography of Novels, Stories and Tales Laid in Arizona and New Mexico & Adjacent Lands

Southwestern Classics Online "Many of the classic books about Texas and the Southwest are largely inaccessible to all but a few collectors, or to hard-core historians willing to commit the time and expense to travel to a few major libraries. In an attempt to make these books available to a wider range of students and interested readers, we have undertaken the task of digitizing some of them. Many are over 100 years old, and contain a wealth of history and accounts written by the pioneers who experienced the early history first hand.

Southwestern Wonderland an exhibit of select materials on the Southwestern United States from the pamphlet and printed ephemera collection of the University of Arizona Library Special Collections.

Wittliff Collections: Southwestern Writers Collection From the Texas State Special Collections. "Founded by Bill and Sally Wittliff at Texas State University-San Marcos in 1986, the Southwestern Writers Collection has become a distinguished and steadily-growing archive, charged with preserving, exhibiting, and providing access to the papers and artifacts of principal writers, filmmakers, and musicians of the Southwest. "

Through Our Parents' Eyes: History & Culture of Southern Arizona "... shares the history and experiences of Tucsonans from various ethnic backgrounds in a way that acknowledges our multi-cultural heritage. These digital histories combine historical images, text, audio, and video, with stories of Tucson told by some of Tucson's founding members."

Ofelia Zepeda, a member of the Tohono O'odham nation, grew up in Stanfield, Arizona, near the Tohono O'odham reservation in southwestern Arizona. She received her Master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Arizona where she is now a professor of linguistics and former director of the American Indian Studies Program. 

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