University of Arizona photograph collection

UA Photo
Black and white image of women archers lined up with their bows drawn.

A row of women archers from the University of Arizona Archery club, circa 1940s.

Collection area: University of Arizona

Collection dates: ca. 1885-2023 bulk 1910-1970

About this collection

Photograph files on topics relating to the Univerity of Arizona, its buildings, colleges, and activities throughout the history of the school. The majority of the collection consists of campus buildings and colleges, students, sports teams, and campus events such as "A" Day, Homecoming, and Commencement. There are extensive photographs of the Agricultural Extension Service work throughout Arizona including dry farming, exhibitions, and fairs, and other work in Prescott, Mesa, Phoenix, Snowflake, and other communities. The collection includes photographs of student protests in the 1960s, US Naval Training School during World War II, the filming of the movie "The Westerner," and Ted Kennedy, Mo Udall, Lyndon Johnson, and Robert Kennedy giving campaign speeches on campus in the 1960s.

Historical background

The UA photograph collection was created by Special Collections over the years, from donations received from various sources associated with the University, in order to provide subject access to these photographs within Special Collections' holdings.

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