Genealogy: Arizona—Library and society resource list

ty resource listBy Barry J. Ewell

As this article was being researched it became very clear that links to genealogy and historical societies, libraries, and archives are scattered throughout the web.  None of the resources are complete, yet all must reviewed to make sure you have not overlooked a possible source.  Many of the resources are compiled on lists of varying names while others are buried on page 50 of Google search. Rather than give you a few links and say “Go Fish” I chose to research and compile links to online state resources in the following categories:

  • State-wide Resources
  • University Archives and Collections
  • Public Library and Community Resources and Archives
  • Historical Society and Special Interest Resources and Archives
  • Finding State Digital Resources and Collections
  • Digital Library Collections
  • Historical and Genealogical Society Online Web Pages

While I have sought to provide you a detailed compilation, I know that I have missed some resources.  If you don’t find you seek, I suggest you contact the library or society nearest your place of interest and see if they can help you locate resources that may not be not be online but can be contacted via other means.

**Important note about links:  The links that are presented below represent what was available during the research of this article.  If the link you seek is broken, simple copy the name of the library, society, archive, etc. and paste it into the Google search engine and you will be lead to the new link or copy and paste the name of institution in Google and find the URL.

State-wide Resources (3)

  1. Arizona Historical Society: http://www.arizonahistoricalsociety.org/
  2. Arizona State Genealogical Society:  http://www.rootsweb.com/~asgs/
  3. Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records: http://www.lib.az.us/

University Archives and Collections (13)

  1. Arizona State Museum. Library:   http://www.statemuseum.arizona.edu/library/
  2. Arizona State Museum. Photographic Collections:   http://www.statemuseum.arizona.edu/coll/colphoto.shtml
  3. Arizona State University. Architecture & Environmental Design Library:
  4. http://www.asu.edu/caed/AEDlibrary/libarchives/scindex.html
  5. Arizona State University. Architecture and Environmental Design Library:   http://www.asu.edu/lib/arch/libarchives/scindex.html
  6. Arizona State University. Department of Archives and Manuscripts:   http://www.asu.edu/lib/archives/
  7. Arizona State University. Special Collections:   http://www.asu.edu/lib/speccoll/
  8. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Aviation Safety and Security Archives:   http://archives.pr.erau.edu/index.html
  9. Northern Arizona University:   http://www.nau.edu/library/speccoll/
  10. University of Arizona Library. Bloom Southwest Jewish Archives:   http://parentseyes.arizona.edu/bloom/index.html
  11. University of Arizona. Center for Creative Photography:   http://www.creativephotography.org/collection/collection.html
  12. University of Arizona. Poetry Center:   http://www.poetrycenter.arizona.edu/new/library/collections.html
  13. University of Arizona. Special Collections:   http://www.library.arizona.edu/speccoll/

Public Library and Community Resources and Archives (9)

  1. Mesa–Mesa FHC:  http://www.feefhs.org/frg-fhcm.html
  2. Phoenix–Arizona State Library, Arizona History and Archives Division:  http://www.dlapr.lib.az.us/archives/famhistory.cfm
  3. Phoenix–Arizona State Library, Genealogy Collection:  http://www.dlapr.lib.az.us/is/genealogy/index.cfm
  4. Phoenix–Mesa Public Library:   http://www.mesalibrary.org/about_mesa/default.asp
  5. Phoenix–Phoenix Public Library:   http://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/azrm.jsp?lwbid=6017
  6. Tempe–Arizona State University:  http://www.asu.edu/lib/archives/exhibits.htm
  7. Tucson–Tucson-Pima Public Library. Arizona Collection:   http://www.lib.ci.tucson.az.us/main/AZHistory/default.htm
  8. Tucson–Tucson-Pima Public Library. Steinheimer Collection:  http://www.lib.ci.tucson.az.us/main/steincoll.htm
  9. Tucson–Tucson-Pima Public Library:  http://www.lib.ci.tucson.az.us/genealogy/

Finding State Digital Resources and Collections (0)

Digital Library Collections (6)

  1. Northern Arizona University, Cline Library, Colorado Plateau Digital Archives:     http://www.nau.edu/library/speccoll/index.html
  2. University of Arizona, Library
  3. Digital Library Initiatives Group:    http://digital.library.arizona.edu/index.htm
  4. Southwest Text Electronic Center:    http://dizzy.library.arizona.edu/swetc/
  5. Arizona Archives Online:    http://aao.lib.asu.edu/index.html
  6. Arizona Memory Project:    http://azmemory.lib.az.us/