Mexican American

Del Corazón

Del Corazón: Mariachi & Folklorico Heritage in Tucson is a collaborative project between the University of Arizona and the Amphitheater High School. Students involved in the mariachi band and folklorico dance group will interview Mexican American community members on the importance of mariachi and folklorico to their culture and heritage. The students will then write essays about their experience and create transcripts from the interviews. Student essays and interviews will appear in printed booklets and on this website.


Tucson's Ronstadt Family

Widely known for the hardware store that bears its name, the Ronstadt family has made a remarkable contribution to the cultural and commercial history of the U.S. Southwest. This internet exhibition records the contributions of a pioneer Tucson family and features some of the abundant historical materials relating to Tucson's past, which are preserved for posterity in the UA Libraries' Special Collections.

Looking into the Westside: Untold stories 1900-1970

We have done research investigating our heritage, our neighborhoods and our terrain. Gathering this research and carrying it through is sacred to our people and very important to where we all grew up. We have encountered the stories of "A" mountain, our families, local art and artists, neighborhood names, our schools, racism, our streets, our economy, and the future. The eight youth historians on this project began without much experience with computers, layouts or writing and research skills. As our individual skills developed, team unity increased.

The Descendants of Jose Ignacio Moraga: Commander of the Tucson Presidio

Welcome to The Descendants of Jose Ignacio Moraga: Commander of the Tucson Presidio.

According to the Moraga Historical Society, located in Moraga, California, the earliest of my ancestors came to the New World in 1604. Their name was Moraga. It is believed that they came from the high Basque country in northern Spain. This web site is a geneological tour of my family. To begin the tour, on the family crests in the banner at the top of the page and use thses images to navigate through the website.

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 surviving members of Easy Company have made it their responsibility to honor their memory by remembering the great sacrifices they made for their country.