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Arizona Historical Society - Library & Archives

CPC Catalog > Organization: Arizona Historical Society - Library & Archives

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1300 North College Ave.

Tempe, AZ 85281


The Arizona Historical Society (AHS) Libraries & Archives Division chronicles the history of Arizona by collecting published and unpublished material of enduring historical and research value.  The materials come in many formats including manuscripts, photographs, diaries, letters, oral histories, sound recordings, moving images, microfilm, maps, books, and digital files. Through these collections current and future generations of researchers can explore the economic, political, social, and cultural heritage of the state.


The Libraries & Archives holdings are dispersed among four AHS locations. While some overlap exists, each location has a specific geographic and subject focus:

Tucson Collections Strengths: Territorial era, Southern Arizona and borderlands, business, genealogy, ranching, politics, mining, military, law, non-profit and grass roots organizations, ephemera, photographs, and maps.

Tempe Collections Strengths: 20th Century, Maricopa County and Central Arizona, oral histories, architectural drawings, TV news reels, aviation, banking, healthcare, business, non-profit organizations, arts and culture, photographs and photographic studios.

Yuma Collections Strengths: Territorial era to 1940s, Western Arizona, oral histories, agriculture, genealogy, military, local organizations, education, church history, early transportation (railroad, steamboats, plank road), aviation, business, Lower Colorado River, irrigation, Yuma Prison, and photographs.

Flagstaff Collections Strengths:  Territorial era to 1950s, Northern Arizona and Colorado Plateau,business, politics, law, lumber industry, railroads, genealogy, local organizations, Indian Pow Wow records, education, healthcare, maps, oral histories  and photographs.


Ralph Henry Cameron Letters, 1908-1912
Pardon granted to David K. Udall by Grover Cleveland, 12 Dec. 1885

Note that this is an incomplete collections list. Please contact the organization directly for the most current information about their holdings.

Ralph Henry Cameron Letters, 1908-1912

Cameron, Ralph Henry, 1863-1953. Politician; Ralph Henry Cameron was a Flagstaff resident, territorial delegate to Congress, and U.S. Senator from 1921 to 1927. Small collection of correspondence concerning Arizona's bid for statehood, addressed to Ralph Cameron, dated 1908 to 1912. A letter from Ira W. Bond, in the Senate, urges Cameron to write to Roosevelt about the statehood bill, and describes the Washington politics surrounding Arizona's statehood. A carbon of Cameron's letter to Roosevelt is present, and Roosevelt's reply. Roosevelt states he hopes to sign the statehood bill. Two letters from William H. Taft thanking Cameron for his congratulations are also present.

.25 linear feet

Presidential content includes:

This collection contains information about all 43 presidents.

- William Taft

- Theodore Roosevelt

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Pardon granted to David K. Udall by Grover Cleveland, 12 Dec. 1885

Pardon for David K. Udall, convicted in June, 1885, in the U.S. District Court for the Territory of Arizona, on a charge of perjury and sentenced to three years improisonment at the House of Correction at Detroit, Michigan. "Whereas it appears that while the said Udall was technically guilty of the offence ... it is not believed that there was a wilful and corrupt intent on his part to commit a crime." Issued December 12, 1885 by President Grover Cleveland

1 item

Presidential content includes:

- Grover Cleveland

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