Archive Tucson: Oral History Project collection

MS 670

Collection area: Arizona and Southwest

Collection dates: 2014 to 2024

About this collection

Archive Tucson is a collection of oral histories that captures a cross-section of life in Tucson, roughly from the Second World War to the early decades of the 21st century. The interviews deliberately span economic class, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, and profession. The interviews were conducted in an open ended manner, which allowed interviewees to guide conversation to themes they considered most important. The most significant themes to emerge are: foodways, childhood, race relations and civil rights, gender equality and women's rights, law and politics, law enforcement, the rise of computers, automobile culture, the University of Arizona, downtown Tucson businesses, Urban Renewal, and metropolitan growth.

Historical background

Archive Tucson is a collection of interviews about life and change in Tucson and Southern Arizona. All interviews are conducted by our resident Oral Historian, Aengus Anderson.

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