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Library and Archives

The  Libraries & Archives Division collects published and unpublished material of enduring historical value that allows researchers to explore Arizona’s economic, political, social, and cultural heritage. Formats include  manuscripts, photographs, diaries, letters, oral histories, sound recordings, moving images, microfilm, maps, books, and digital files. 

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Archival Collection Finding Aids
Finding aids explain who, when and why a collection was created and what materials and topics are included.  A finding aid will not list every item but will give enough detail to help you discover which sections you might want to explore further.  The finding aids, in PDF format, are available on the website and are organized by collection type (e.g. manuscript, photograph, oral history).  Use the search box in the right-hand column to search across all finding aids.

Library Catalog 
The catalog is a good starting place for locating books, maps, ephemera, and archival collections. It is searchable by keyword, title, author and format.  Growth of the catalog was supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. 

Research and Reference Help
Send reference questions to ahsreference@azhs.gov or call 480-387-5355