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Tucson: Growth, Change and Memories (exhibit)

In celebration of Tucson’s 240th Birthday, The University Libraries’ Special Collections Gallery will be the home of a new exhibit titled, "Tucson: Growth, Change and Memories." The exhibit opens on August 17, 2015 and runs through January 14, 2016. The purpose of this exhibit is to cast light on various aspects of Tucson’s history and growth as an urban community, through an examination of that which has been lost and that which has been gained as a result of the process of urbanization. Featured in the exhibit will be historic photos, maps and memorabilia of Tucson, including rare photos of buildings that existed where the Tucson Convention Center now sits as well as photos of landmarks that are now gone, such as the Santa Rita Hotel and the El Conquistador Hotel. More...

New website navigation based on your input

We've been rolling out a new navigation structure this summer and just launched the last round of changes. Our new Borrow & Request menu gives you easy access to borrowing information and technology lending. It also takes you to our Request Materials page where you can make interlibrary loan requests, get articles & book chapters emailed to you, request video streaming for a course, or suggest we add items to our collection. The new Visit & Study menu has information about our study rooms, spaces, and technology that you can use at the library, plus links to hours, locations, and parking. Did you miss our earlier changes? More...

“Two Steps Forward, One Step Back? The Mexican Community of Tucson, 1940-2015” (talk)

This lecture by renowned writer and professor, Dr. Thomas E. Sheridan, is the opening event for Special Collections’ new exhibit, "Tucson: Growth, Change and Memories." The exhibit, which explores various aspects of Tucson’s history and growth as an urban community, opens on August 17, 2015 and runs through January 14, 2016. Sheridan is a Research Anthropologist at the Southwest Center, which is dedicated to documenting and interpreting the region’s natural and human cultures. More...

"Celebrating Excellence: Women in Anthropology" (exhibit)

A new exhibit at the Main Library celebrates two great occasions – the centennial anniversary of the UA School of Anthropology and Women’s History Month – by exploring the seminal work, impact, and achievements of women in the field of anthropology. Through biographical profiles, photographs, studies, and monographs covering gender, race, and feminism in anthropology, “Celebrating Excellence: Women in Anthropology” highlights the contributions of seven influential American female anthropologists. Covering the 20th century to present day, the exhibit features the work of: Ruth Underhill (1883-1984), known for her many publications that dispelled myths about Native American culture. Ruth Benedict (1887-1948), an anthropologist and folklorist known for studies of the relationships between personality, art, language and culture. More...

"Celebrating Excellence: A.E. Douglass and Tree Ring Research"

This exhibit in the Science-Engineering Library will offer a broad overview of the career of A.E. Douglass and basic information about the Laboratory for Tree Ring Research. A.E. Douglass was an astronomy professor at the University of Arizona who headed the Stewart Observatory and established the science of dendrochronology, or the study of tree rings, which can be used to determine how old various archeological sites are. More...

"Celebrating Excellence: 100 Years of UA Anthropology" (exhibit)

A new exhibition in Special Collections celebrates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the University of Arizona School of Anthropology. “Celebrating Excellence: 100 Years of UA Anthropology” features a variety of historical material including photos, original documents, pamphlets, articles and books related to the school and its impact on our campus and community. More...

“Growing Up in Tucson” (panel discusson)

This panel discussion is the second event being offered in conjunction with Special Collections’ exhibit, "Tucson: Growth, Change and Memories." The exhibit, which explores various aspects of Tucson’s history and growth as an urban community, opens on August 17, 2015 and runs through January 14, 2016. This evening’s panel features an eclectic group of Tucson natives, remembering life from the 1950s onward. More...

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