Contributing to a ‘greater’ understanding of the region, its people and places through a vast collection of resource materials on Arizona and the Southwest, the Greater Arizona Collection includes personal papers, photographs, organizational and business records, congressional and political papers and community-centered materials. It features a variety of primary and secondary resources documenting politics, mining, labor history, Phoenix history, water and land management, organizational history and community-based history.
Collections of note
Over 100,000 photographs documenting agriculture, mining, recreation, transportation, city and aerial views, schools and churches.
The papers of a number of Arizona senators and congressmen, including Carl T. Hayden, Barry M. Goldwater and John J. Rhodes.
Photographic prints of the Gila River Relocation Center, 1942-1945, available online in the ASU Digital Repository.
Access the collection
To view materials in this collection, please make an appointment at least five business days prior to your visit by contacting Ask an Archivist or calling (480) 965-4932.
Appointments in the Distinctive Collections Wurzburger Reading Room at Hayden Library (rm. 138) on the Tempe campus are available on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Note: All library reading rooms are currently closed as part of the ASU Library’s COVID-19 response. Ask an Archivist is available Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., for reference assistance regarding collection materials.
- Greater Arizona Collection Library Guide
- Arizona Archives Online
- ASU Digital Repository
- ASU Distinctive Collections
- American Continental Corporation Use Agreement
- Arizona AFL-CIO Use Agreement
- Camera Use Policy
- Duplication Services
- Using our collections in publications