Flagstaff Library and Archives
The AHS Pioneer Museum archives are stored at the Northern Arizona University’s Cline Library. This provides researchers with a single access point to a broad range of Flagstaff and northern Arizona photographs and documents. There are more than 50,000 images as well as 1,600 linear feet of archival materials and manuscripts in the collections. The archives include business records, county records, the Gladwell Richardson research collection, Arizona Lumber and Timber Company holdings, and documents and maps connected with Northern Arizona history.
The Cline Library documents Colorado Plateau regional history with a rich array of archival and published material focused on history, anthropology, geography, environmental science, and a variety of related disciplines. The collections’ strengths include the Colorado River and Grand Canyon, Native American history and culture in Arizona’s “Four Corners” area, land use and environment, and economic development.
Cline Library Digital Archives
Viewers may experience thousands of historic and contemporary photographs and virtual exhibits online at the Colorado Plateau digital archives. NAU archivists and web designers have combined diaries and letters, oral history recordings, films, slides and maps to present state-of-the-art online exhibits of Flagstaff and northern Arizona history.
Many of the photograph collections stored at the Cline Library are available for online viewing. Click here to view the Photo Archive Finding Guide.
Online digital exhibits include:
- Northern Arizona University Yearbooks
- Los Recuerdos del Barrio en Flagstaff
- Indigenous Voices of the Colorado Plateau
- Hopi History Curriculum
- Josef Muench
- Fire on the Plateau
- Voices of the Colorado Plateau
- Bert Lauzon: Forty Years at the Grand Canyon (1911-1951)
- Northern Arizona University: Portrait of a Century
- The Perils of Delphine: Adventures on the Colorado River
- Traders: Voices from the Trading Post
- Bill Belknap: Photographer
- Kolb Brothers’ Grand Canyon Film Show
- Flagstaff History for Kids!
Cline Library hours and map
Cline Library Special Collections and Archives hours can be consulted online at: http://library.nau.edu/whats_new.html#hours or Call (928) 523-5551 for holiday hours and seasonal changes.
Click http://home.nau.edu/maps.asp to access an online map of the NAU Campus. The Cline Library is building number 28. For complete listings of AHS archival holdings, including graphics collections, map collections, oral histories, and vertical files, contact: AHSFlagstaff@azhs.gov.
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