Greater Arizona Collection
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 in PDF files for sustainability. Images, videos, and documents were selected from the John J. Rhodes Minority Leader Papers, 1968-1980 (MSS-5), and John J. Rhodes Press Office Files, 1973-1983 (MSS-3).
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 acquiring and restoring three trolley cars (#44, #116, and #504) that ran on the Phoenix Street Railway. Also included are materials documenting Fleming's service to the Arizona Historical Society's Central Arizona Chapter, research on the Fleming and Coyne families, and work with the Central Arizona Air Museum.
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, Executive Secretary of the Small Miners Association of Arizona; New York Yankees Joe DiMaggio and Casey Stengel; and actresses Susan Peters and Jane Winton.
This collection contains 16mm films, film clips, and slides depicting such topics as the Kretzer family, travel, and construction.
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 politics, and his recent back surgery; and Jack Murphy’s coverage of the 1956 TWA/United airplane crash at the Grand Canyon.
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.
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.
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, treatment of prisoners, the perceived rising crime rate, and the use of police forces as tools of oppression and/or repression; the Arizona branch of the ACLU, including how they decide what cases to take, which cases they are currently working on, and public perception of the ACLU’s effectiveness; social movements in the United States and the need for mass movements to counter injustice and authoritarianism; the Morris Starsky case; the Vietnam War; and the freedom, intimidation, and manipulation of the press.