Yuma Library and Archives
The Arizona Historical Society in Yuma actively collects photographs, maps, manuscripts, oral histories, books and other materials that document the history of the Lower Colorado River region from pre-Territory to the present. Collection strengths include Lower Colorado River navigation, flooding and irrigation; church history, transportation, military, commerce, school histories, and agriculture
10/2012: The Library and Archives in Yuma are temporarily closed while the collections are being processed and catalogued at the Library and Archives at the Papago Park branch in Tempe. The collections can be accessed in two ways. (1) You can contact the people working with the collections by email or by phone or (2) you can visit Papago Park in Tempe and use the collections there.
Come along with us on our journey to discover the documents, photos, manuscripts and other material in the Yuma collections. Each month we will post an item that caught our attention as we process the collections.
These finding aids, inventories and indexes describe the contents of each collection. Check back periodically as new guides are posted regularly. Use the search tab at the top of the page to search across all the collection guides.
In Progress (these guides are works in progress and are not complete)
- Biography Collection
- Small Manuscript Collection
The archivists and curators working with the collections are:
Rebekah Tabah, Photo Curator & Archivist
Linda Whitaker, Director, Library & Archives
Papago Park Library Reading Room
480-929-0292 extension 174
Visit (see hours below)
Arizona Historical Society at Papago Park
1300 North College Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85281
General Phone: 480-929-0202
Library and Archives Hours
Monday-Thursday 10-6; Friday 9-4
Saturdays by appointment
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