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Community Talk - “Mapping Arizona: From Mexican Territory to U.S. State”

Librarian Chris Kollen

Date: May 1, 2012

Times: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Location:   Murphey Gallery, St. Philip’s Church, 4440 N. Campbell

Contact: Brenda Walsh-Matias


Join Friends of the University Libraries for a program celebrating our state centennial. “Mapping Arizona: From Mexican Territory to U.S. State,” a presentation by librarian Chris Kollen, is slated for Tuesday, May 1, 4:30 to 6:00 P.M. in the Murphey Gallery at St. Philip’s In The Hills Episcopal Church, 4440 N. Campbell at River Rd.

The program will detail the path Arizona took to become a state—first as part of the Territory of New Mexico, then as the Territory of Arizona, attaining statehood in 1912. In addition to showing an array of historical maps, “Mapping Arizona” will give you an opportunity to view books and unique documents which offer insight into the stories that accompany the lines, boundaries and borders within the maps.

Additionally Ms. Kollen will focus on the history of private land grants after the Mexican-American War and the Gadsden Purchase.

Light refreshments will be served. For questions please call Brenda Walsh-Matias, 621-6431.

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