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Special Collections houses Stewart Udall papers

Stewart Udall
Stewart Udall

Dates: March 23, 2010 - April 23, 2010

Contact: Chrystal Carpenter


Stewart Udall, politician, environmentalist, Arizona native son and UA alum died Saturday after a fall in his home in New Mexico. The University Libraries Special Collections is home to Udall's papers from 1950 to 1977 which encompass his tenure as a Congressional Representative from Arizona as well as his service as Secretary of the Interior during the Kennedy administration. The collection contains Udall's congressional papers and correspondence and papers from Udall's days in the Department of the Interior including a substantial amount of material on the issue of Colorado River water usage. In addition, the collection also includes personal items such as photographs and letters from luminaries such as Carl Sandburg, Wallance Stegner, Ansel Adams, Charles Lindberg, Lewis W. Douglas and David R. Brower as well as magazine articles and columns, fan mail and awards, films, audio recordings from appearances on radio shows and conferences and 25 photographs of President Kennedy.

For more detail on what is in the collection, view the Udall Collection finding aid or the Udall online exhibit. Special Collections, 1510 E. University Blvd., is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.