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A digital archive celebrating the Centennial of the Grand Canyon National Park. A collaborative project of the Arizona State University Library, Cline Library, Northern Arizona University, and the Grand Canyon National Park. Additional materials are available via the…

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In 1939, A.T. "Arch" Steele, an American foreign correspondent for the Chicago Daily News who was living in China, traveled to the Kumbum Monastery in Northern Tibet to see the 4 year old child from Amdo who was being examined for signs as proof of his claim to the throne of Tibet as the…

Agnes Smedley

The Agnes Smedley Photograph Collection contains photographs, printed matter, and copied correspondence from 1911-1981. The bulk of the collection consists of news clippings, photographs, and reprints concerning Smedley's career as a journalist in China and events in China during the Japanese…

Amazing Arizona

The State of Arizona Development Board produced this film to promote tourism in about 1964. Subjects depicted include the Grand Canyon; rodeos; hotels and restaurants; fashion shows; Japanese flower gardens; and auto, horse, and dog racing, as well as many others.

Bustamante

This collection houses Antonio Bustamante's notes from Antioch Law School and files regarding the Hanigan case (in which George, Thomas, and Patrick Hanigan were tried for torturing undocumented immigrants Manuel García Loya, Eleazar Ruelas Zavala, and Bernabe Herrera).

Luhrs

Selected born digital or digitized publications from the Arizona Collection. New materials are added as they become available.

Arizona History: A Chicano Perspective

This three-part program traces Chicano heritage and influence in Arizona's history between the 1600s and the 1950s.  It begins with a consideration of Mexican immigrants' role in pioneering Arizona's first non-Indigenous settlements, discusses these settlers'…

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Arizona PBS (KAET-TV) locally produced television programs comprised of selected episodes of the Horizon and Horizonte' public affairs programs from 1984-2007. Additional episodes and other local productions will be added as resources become available. Contact Arizona PBS to acquire copies of…

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The State and Local Arizona Documents (SALAD) collection contains documents published by the State of Arizona, its Counties, incorporated

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This exhibit describes Congressman John J. Rhodes' political career and includes a series of short essays written by Rhodes, excerpts from his books, and news coverage of events including Watergate and the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon. Originally presented online, it has been recast…

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Video productions primarily made for Alumni Association events. Includes alumni, faculty and staff award videos from Founder's Day including Philanthropist of the Year and Creasman Awards. Also included are Legends Luncheon productions celebrating ASU athletics (primarily football) and video…

ASU Band

A selection of photographs and audio recordings from University Archives collections highlighting the history of the ASU Sun Devil band. The first marching band, known as “The Tempe Bulldogs Marching Band,” started in 1915 and was directed by Mrs. Lillian…

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This collection of planning reports, memoranda, legislation, speeches, ephemera, fact sheets, and videos presents the history of the Arizona State University at West campus through materials selected from the University Archives.

 

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Selected photos and videos depicting the history of the ASU Polytechnic campus/ASU East campus, 1996 to the present.

ASU Downtown

A selection of materials from University Archives collections that document the development of the downtown campus from its beginning in Fall 2006 to now.

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Highlights from University Archives collections that tell the story of the Tempe campus. Materials in this collection include campus maps, land acquisition data, photographs, and audio recordings.

 

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Throughout its history, Arizona State University has had the privilege of hosting a variety of prominent guest speakers and events. This collection contains selected photographs, and audio and video recordings from University Archives. Some of the speakers…

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This collection brings together materials that document the history of the library. The library as a building has always served as the heart of the Tempe campus. Today, the library has representation across all of the campuses and serves a vital function supporting faculty, staff and students…

ASU Kaydettes

Military drill was introduced to the Normal School in 1896, with Frederick M. Irish placed in charge of the male students for mandatory sessions. They became an official part of the National Guard during this time, and were called the Normal School Cadet…

ASU Sheet Music Collection

The Sheet Music Collection consists of approximately 30,000 pieces of uncataloged sheet music ranging from the late 1800s through the 1980s. Pre-1926 titles will be made available in digital format.

The sheet music in the digital repository is presented as part of the historical record.…

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Selected materials from University Archives collections that document the rich history of athletics at Arizona State University. 

 

CCC group shot

This collection houses diaries, correspondence, certificates, diplomas, news clippings, photographic prints, and films documenting the career of Civilian Conservation Corps chaplain Rev. Benjamin Freye. A guide to these papers is available…

Still from Bill Baily film depicting boxing

Amateur motion pictures made by "Varsity" Bill Baily of the Arizona State University campus (then Arizona State Teacher's College) and the Varsity Inn in 1937 and 1938. Baily was the owner of the Varsity Inn restaurant on University Drive (then 8th street) from 1929-1944. The films depict…

Billie Maxwell

This collection includes several examples of the music of cowgirl musician Billie Maxwell and her father's White Mountain Orchestra from Nutrioso, Arizona. Billie Maxwell's songs are solo recordings while the instrumental numbers are performed by the orchestra…

Hayden Arrives at Westward Ho

KOOL-TV coverage documenting Carl T. Hayden’s Golden Anniversary dinner at the Hotel Westward Ho in Phoenix, Arizona on November 17, 1961. President John F. Kennedy, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield, and Arizona Governor Paul Fannin appear along with a…

Wassaja Newsletter Masthead

The Carlos Montezuma collection contains several digitized volumes of the Wassaja newsletter that Yavapai intellectual and activist Carlos Montezuma, MD (1866-1923) self-published during the years 1916-1922. Wassaja means “signaling” or “beckoning,” and is Montezuma’s Yavapai birth name. The…

NFWA

This collection highlights photographs from the Chicano/a Research Collection. Collections are added as permissions are secured, and resources for digitization become available.

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The Chinese Immigrants in Cuba collection includes hundreds of original documents, manuscripts and photos covering the migration of 125,000 Chinese who signed up to be cheap labor in Cuba from 1847 until the later 1890s. The archive continues until the 1970s and records the Chinese community in…

Dolores Huerta with Bullhorn

The Christine Marin Papers document the work of the Chicano/a Research Collection’s founding curator.  The collection includes correspondence, agendas, reports, audio/visual items, and other materials showing such subjects as the development of the Chicano/a…

Arizona Water Report
Reports, correspondence and publications primarily selected from the Senator Carl T. Hayden Papers regarding water allocations, engineering, politics, and litigation associated with the Central Arizona Project (CAP) and the Colorado River. A Congressman and then U.S. Senator from Arizona serving…
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A collection of all available ASU General Catalog editions from 1887 to present. General Catalogs were published in two-year compilations from 1955-1987 and again from 1994-1998. The 1992-1993 edition was accompanied by a 1993-1994 "supplement", so no 1993-1994 edition was produced.The following…

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ASU published separate course catalogs associated with graduate studies from 1959-2007. Some editions were two year compilations. These contain course descriptions as well as degree requirements for masters degrees and doctorates.

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A collection of available Thunderbird School of Global Management Course Catalogs and MBA Bulletins provided by the Office of the Provost, Arizona State University.

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Selected black and white photographs of Del Webb construction projects and of Del Webb with several celebrities and professional athletes. Images were chosen from the Del E. Webb Corporation Records by

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This exhibit presents over 60 individual documents from the Dorothy V. Gilbert Papers (Accession #1997-01894) describing the efforts of the Phoenix Mountains Preservation Council to establish and preserve the Phoenix Mountains Preserve. 

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From 2007 until 2010, Dr. Peterson Zah and Dr. Peter Iverson met in the Labriola National American Indian Data Center to record talks for their new book We Will Secure Our Future: Empowering the Navajo Nation.

The collection contains 18 WAV files of audio recordings, 10 PDF…

The Ernest M. Clayton Photographs consist of 40 (3 inch x 4 inch) glass plate negatives showing the construction of buildings at the Inspiration Mill, the International Smelter, and the Miami Power Plant in Miami, Arizona. The images were made by Clayton, an electrician who worked on these…

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This collection houses 598 images documenting Graciela Olivarez's life and work between 1951 and 1982. The majority of these photographs depict Olivarez attending events, presenting or receiving awards, and giving speeches. Other images show Olivarez at KIFN…

Bridge and Marble Canyon Dams

An open access collection of United States and State of Arizona government publications pertaining to the Grand Canyon. These unique documents were curated as a supplemental collection for the celebration of the Centennial of the Grand Canyon National Park. Among other items, the collection…

Monument Valley

Greater Arizona Collection Audio and Visual Materials consist of archival audio recordings, motion pictures and video productions selected from the Arizona Collection. Media is added as permissions are secured, and resources for digitization become available

Glen Canyon

The Greene Family Collection houses biographical information, correspondence, brochures, maps, and newspaper clippings documenting the Greene family and their formation of Canyon Tours, Inc.

View of Camelback Mountain and Guadalupe

These silent color films depict a variety of scenes in Guadalupe, Arizona, including a church being renovated, street scenes, and city residents. Guadalupe was incorporated in 1975.

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Photographs of selected manuscripts from The Guardian of the Flame Sri Lanka Manuscript Collection (MS SC MSS 203). The complete collection consists of 390 individual…

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The list of Hayden Arizona Pioneer Biographies includes links to digitized typescripts of biographical statements about Arizona pioneers written by Senator Carl T. Hayden. Subjects of the research were heads of household appearing in the 1860, 1863, and 1870 US Census surveys for Arizona. While…

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Marilyn and Roy Papp built an important collection of Chinese paintings, created between 1486 and 1894. They built the collection for twenty-five years, ultimately selecting about two hundred works representing the highest artistic expression of China’s Ming and Qing dynasties. This is a…

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Arizona State University was founded as the territorial normal school in 1885. This collection features photographs, documents, and audio and visual materials that chronicle the history of the institution. Additional materials include statistical lists and…

Yarnell

The Howard Pyle Collection contains correspondence, memoranda, minutes, diaries, scrapbooks, notebooks, printed matter, and artifacts. Although the collection dates from 1883 to 1987, the bulk of the material is derived from Pyle's political, professional, and…

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Offered here are selected images from the Jeannette Shambaugh Elliott collection of Chinese calligraphy together with research by art history graduate students at Arizona State University. Students involved in the project were Ming Hua, Nicholas Klofkorn, and Momoko Soma Welch. Jeannette…

Intercollegiate Athletics

The Intercollegiate Athletics Film and Video Collection is comprised of selected motion pictures, video productions, and television programs received from the Media Relations office of Arizona State University Intercollegiate Athletics, the PAC 10 and the PAC 12. Media is added as…

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This collection contains more than 3,000 scans of slides housed in the Irene Corey Papers, a manuscript collection located in the Child Drama Collection. (See the Child Drama Collection LibGuide for more information about this collection.)…

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A collection of thirty-seven brief interviews and news stories primarily regarding actions of the United States military in the Philippines during World War II.

Interviewees include General Douglas MacArthur and Lt. Gen. Robert L. Eichelberger, as well as radio personalities Fred…

Jack Murphy

These recordings include messages to US servicemen in Vietnam made by several Arizona Congressmen in February of 1971; an interview with Barry Goldwater on August 21, 1965 in which Goldwater discusses racial tensions in California, defense spending, the Central Arizona Project, Republican party…

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James Schoenwetter joined the ASU Department of Anthropology (now School of Human Evolution and Social Change) faculty in 1967 following four years at the Laboratory of Anthropology at Santa Fe, New Mexico; he retired in 2000. His research interests were in the areas of prehistoric cultural…

The internment of Japanese American's during World War II continues to be a painful memory for many of our citizens, but now the stories available in this collection make vivid the daily life of this exiled community and their extraordinary patriotism and sacrifice. This collaboration between…

A collection of thirty-five tea bowls and sets of cups made by potters with the Japanese National Living Treasure designation was given to the ASU Ceramics Research Center in 2017. The National Living Treasure program, founded in Japan in 1950, recognizes leading artists in designated fields as…

The ASU Art Museum serves a diverse community of artists and audiences through innovative programming that is interdisciplinary, educational and relevant to life today. The Jules Heller Print Study Room at the ASU Art Museum provides a secure environment for care and storage for more than 6000…

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Twenty-six interview transcripts regarding members of the United States Cadet Nurse Corps and abstracts of the interviews produced by Elsie Szecsy.

About the collection: Joyce Finch, a faculty member in the ASU College of Nursing, interviewed twenty-six World War II-era women trained as…

La Raza

Developed in cooperation with the Southwest Council of La Raza in 1969, this four-part curriculum set was used by teachers to educate students about Mexican American history.  Each set contains vinyl records, rolls of filmstrips, and teacher manuals with…

Labriola Book Award

The Labriola Center book award seeks to promote contemporary work by Indigenous scholars which benefits Indigenous peoples and nations. Books submitted for consideration for the Labriola Center American Indian National Book Award may cross multiple disciplines or fields of study, but must focus…

Streetcar

The Lawrence J. Fleming Papers consist primarily of correspondence, grant applications, notes, drawings, photographs, articles, promotional items, technical documentation, and other materials showing Fleming's work to establish, maintain, and expand the Arizona Street Railway Museum, including…

These recordings consist primarily of Sunday morning religious radio programs hosted by Austin Coleman and sponsored by the Ragsdale Mortuary and the Valley Life Insurance Company.  Many of these programs were recorded to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the…

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Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech entitled "Religious Witness for Human Dignity" presented at Goodwin Stadium, Arizona State University on June 3, 1964. Introduction by ASU President G. Homer Durham. This recording is followed by a brief recording of King's remarks to NAACP supporters at the…

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This collection houses commercial photographs showing city scenes, streets, architectural views and building construction, commercial activities, water development projects (including dams and canals), landscapes, and agriculture in and around Phoenix, Arizona. Of particular note are the images…

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Meredith Harless interviews several individuals for KTAR radio in 1951. Interviewees include her husband, US Congressman Richard Harless; Arizona FBI Agent William Murphy; US Congressmen Harold “Porque” Patten (D-AZ), Walter S. Baring Jr. (D-NV), Wesley A. D'Ewart (R-MT), and Charley Willis,…

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The MimiJac Palgen Memorial Collection includes original photographs, photographic negatives, slides, support literature, 8 regional decorative objects and assorted postcards, cards and flyers of Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia, 1946 to 1982.

The photograph-negative collection…

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Morrison Institute for Public Policy is a leader in examining critical Arizona and regional issues, and is a catalyst for public dialogue. An Arizona State University resource, Morrison Institute is an independent center that uses nonpartisan research and communication outreach to help improve the…
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This collection constitutes an online exhibit presented in PDF format for sustainability. “Moving Waters” documents the Greene family's Glen Canyon tourism businesses, including Canyon Tours, Inc., Cliff Dwellers Lodge, and Wahweap Lodge and Marina.…

This collection houses official documents, correspondence, photographs, family trees, and other materials documenting the Ocampo and Quesada families in addition to minutes and other materials showing museum Boards of Directors, South Mountain, and the…

Park Central Mall opened in 1957, and quickly became the center of activity along Central Avenue, thanks to its proximity to some of Phoenix’s best neighborhoods and easy access from Central Avenue, Thomas Road and Indian School Road. As Phoenix quickly grew, the area around Park Central Mall…

Dr. Patricia Mariella worked at both the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona and the ASU American Indian Policy Institute. This collection will include the digital portion of her papers including her 1982 doctoral…

This is a collection of five exhibition catalogs from the 1980s and 1990s, long out of print. Included are the exhibition catalogs for China's Renaissance in Bronze: Robert H. Clague Collection of Later Chinese Bronzes; Chinese Ceramics: The Wong Collection; Chinese Cloisonne: The Clague…

Flood

This collection contains 16mm film reels documenting a variety of Central and Southern Arizona subjects. They were created by Paul S. Karr Productions and Kelly Karr.

This copy of Herb and Dorothy McLaughlin’s Phoenix, 1870-1970, in Photographs includes handwritten notations…

USGS Map Collection

Plan maps and profile charts from the USGS hydrogeographic survey of the Colorado River of the 1920s.

Explore the collection geographically with the Plans and Profiles of the Colorado…

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This collection houses 285 photographs depicting Joaquim and Rebecca (Muñoz) Gutierrez and their families, including numerous relatives, the Muñoz family's time in Texas, Rebecca Muñoz and Joaquim Gutierrez's wedding and honeymoon, Mexican-American Movement…

Reveles

The Roberto Reveles Papers contain correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, organizational records, subject files, and other items documenting Reveles' career as a congressional staffer for five congressmen in Arizona, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C…

In this interview, Roy Elson discusses James Folsom Moore and Fort Huachuca, Eugene Pulliam, Harry Rosenzweig, the Liberty Bank charter controversy, Don Bolles, Barry Goldwater, the Arizona vs. California Supreme Court case, and Governor Jerry Brown's visit to…

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Digitized audio and video selected from Elson's papers. Roy Elson was Senator Carl Hayden's chief administrative assistant in Washington.

Dario Newspaper

The Rubén Darío Papers contain approximately 900 handwritten pages of poetry, essays, short stories, diplomatic memos, and personal letters created by Nicaraguan poet Rubén Darío (1867-1916). These manuscripts document Darío's life and work as a journalist, diplomat, and poet between 1882 and…

Photographs, audio, film and video recordings selected from the Personal and Political Papers of Senator Barry M. Goldwater. Color images from Goldwater's 1964 campaign for President of the United States are included.

Carl T. Hayden

Audio recordings and digitized motion pictures selected from the Senator Carl T. Hayden Papers. Materials are added as permissions are secured and resources become available.

This is a collection of photos taken by Lola Dunaway (1929-2004) during the time she spent teaching English (1988-89) at the Institute of Zoology in Kunming, Yunnan Province. Many of the photos are of the local people, especially the Sani, Dali and Yi people. This is a record of a fast…

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Special Collections Manuscript Letters and Ephemera of Artists and Authors (1650-1921) as Selected and Transcribed by Mollie Connelly. This collection consists of 62 rare manuscripts found in ASU Libraries Special Collections in Hayden Library, from the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Items…

State Press Logo

The State Press is the official student newspaper of Arizona State University. Publication began in 1937 and continued in paper format until 2014, after which it has been published online at https://www.statepress.com/

Earlier versions…

Stephen Shadegg

Selected materials from the Stephen C. Shadegg Papers 1855-1991 archival collection. Materials will be added as they are digitized.

Arizona State University is the New American University, a model developed by ASU President Michael Crow that re-conceptualizes the current standard of higher education. With this model, ASU seeks to be defined by the students it includes rather than excludes, its impact on the public good and…

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This collection houses 145 snapshots and commercial portraits showing the Ocampo, Quesada, Ortega, and Valencia families between 1860 and 1989. Many of these images document graduations, weddings, military service, and ranching and most were made in the…

Das Tor is the student newspaper published at the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

In these recordings, KCAC’s Bill Compton interviews Ted Mote of the Arizona branch of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Professor Morris Starsky. Topics of discussion include freedom of speech and expression and the suppression thereof, particularly on college campuses; prisons,…

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James and Ana Melikian have collected rare books and manuscripts, liturgical objects, and many other works of art. Materials from their collection have been shown in several recent museum exhibitions, including Sacred Word and Image: Five World…

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This collection contains images documenting Trudie Jackson's campaign for the presidency of the Navajo Nation in 2018. This is an EAD guide to the collection. 

Video recordings of interviews with Congressman Harry Mitchell and six members of his Washington and Arizona staff. Interviews were conducted between December 2010 and April 2012 by…

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This collection primarily contains digital photographs and videos documenting Congressman Mitchell's service in the United States House of Representatives from 2008-2012. Materials document Mitchell's participation in events related to Veteran's Affairs, military training, Arizona State…

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This collection contains 153 photographs documenting Arizona farm worker history in 1972 and 1984. Photographs 1-70 document Cesar Chavez's "Fast of Love" in response to Arizona House Bill 2134 and farm worker meetings and protests. Photographs 71-153…

The Wenona Benally Baldenegro Papers consists of publications, photographs, campaign flyers, and campaign buttons. The collection dates between 2011 and 2012, when Wenona Benally Baldenegro sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of Arizona. This collection…

No More War

This collection contains 16mm films, film clips, and slides depicting such topics as the Kretzer family, travel, and construction.

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The William W. Sage Collection on Laos consists of subject files, photographs, slides, audiotapes, and manuscripts on Sage's work and writings. The collection has been arranged into four identified series: Subject Files, Photographs, Ephemera, Published and Unpublished Manuscripts. The…

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This collection presents works published by ASU alumnus Jorge González Moore.