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Fifty Years of Publishing Excellence: The University of Arizona Press, 1959-2009 (exhibit)

Dates: February 27, 2009 - May 29, 2009

Location:   Special Collections

Contact: Sara Heitshu


A retrospective exhibit, Fifty Years of Publishing Excellence: The University of Arizona Press, 1959-2009, hosted by The University of Arizona Libraries in Special Collections at the Main Library from Feb. 27 to May 29, showcases the books and awards that have contributed the University of Arizona Press’s outstanding international reputation.

With nearly 1,000 books in print, the UA Press has many titles to amaze even the casual booklover. For the archaeology enthusiast there’s Reid and Whittlesey’s The Archaeology of Ancient Arizona; for the environmental history buff, Fuel for Growth; for the borderlands reader, Writing on the Edge; and for the memoir devotee, Going Back to Bisbee, which has sold more than 30,000 copies since its publication in 1992.

With titles exemplifying the prime focuses of the UA Press—anthropology, Latina/Latino and Native American studies, Western history, and space sciences—this exhibit has something for everyone. Come browse five decades of award-winning titles and see for yourself why the UA Press serves a vital role in our desert community and beyond!

As part of the celebration, Heidi J. Osselaer, faculty associate in the Department of History at ASU, will speak from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., April 2, about her book Winning Their Place: Arizona Women in Politics:1883-1950. This new UA Press publication examines women in Arizona politics from the territorial era to just after World War II, with a foreword by former Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano. There will be a question and answer session and light refreshments following the talk, which will be located in Special Collections near the exhibit. Osselaer’s book will be available for purchase and for signing.

For more information, please visit http://www.uapress.arizona.edu/