Arizona Archives, Libraries, and Societies
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This entry was originally written by Dwight A. Radford and Nell Sachse Woodard in Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.
Arizona State Archives
Department of Library, Archives, and Public Records State Capitol 1700 W. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85007 www.lib.az.us A Guide to Public Records in the Arizona State Archives is available. Researchers are encouraged to call or write before using the archives to make sure the material they want can be available from off-site storage.
Arizona Historical Society
949 E. Second St. Tucson, AZ 85719 www.ahs.state.az.us The society holds a fine collection of 60,000 books and pamphlets, letters, diaries, maps, and newspapers on microfilm. The holdings date from the earliest Spanish colonial period to the present. Their photographic department boasts 250,000 separate items. Each item is cross-referenced in the card catalog.
Arizona State Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 42075 Tucson, AZ 85733 www.rootsweb.com/~asgs/ The Arizona State Genealogical Society website offers an Arizona Research Sources page indicating where records are located statewide. The Special Libraries Association—Arizona Chapter website <www.sla.org/chapter/caz/library.html> has links to library associations statewide.
Mesa Family History Center
41 S. Hobson St. Mesa, AZ 85204-1021 For researching while in the state, this is a noteworthy repository owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. One of the largest family history centers in the country, it is housed in its own building. Collections include material not found at the FHL.
The Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board website has links to genealogical and historical societies statewide <www.azgab.org>.