Arizona History Reference Guide Topics include: Native Americans, Spanish Period, Wars & Battles, Settlers, Women, Politics, Crime and Criminals, Injustices, Mining, Water, Education, Historic Sites, Arizona's Five C's, and more. The materials consist of web pages, books, manuscripts collections, photograph collections, and more.
Arizona History Traveler Arizona. Just the name reminds us of places, people, and events that are etched into our national memory—Fort Apache, Zane Grey, Route 66, Geronimo, the OK Corral. Get to know the stories behind the names by visiting the heritage sites featured here.
People and Places that shaped our History... Legends steeped in Mystery... Events that defined our Legacy.
Arizona Historical Foundation
The Arizona Historical Foundation (AHF), based in the Hayden Library at ASU, is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and dissemination of the history of Arizona and the Greater Southwest. The Foundation serves as a repository for primary source materials that, for the most part, document the history of the New Southwest (20th and 21st century) with emphasis on the fields of political, legal, and business history.
Arizona Historical Society
The Arizona Historical Society was founded by the territorial legislature on Nov. 7, 1864. The Society is Arizona's oldest cultural institution, fulfilling its mission "to collect, preserve, interpret and disseminate the history of Arizona, the West, and Northern Mexico as it pertains to Arizona."
The Arizona Historical Society has the world's largest collection of Arizona history artifacts, documents, and photographs.
The four state-run AHS museums are located in Flagstaff, Yuma, Tempe and Tucson. Feel free to ask them about research, educational programs, and tours.
Government and Law
Arizona Capitol Museum Arizona's Road to Statehood, state symbols, teacher resource guide for Arizona Territorial and State governmental history.
Arizona Governors Governors of Arizona (both Territorial and State), with footnotes and sources.
Arizona's Law for Kids America's first website dedicated to teaching children about law. This site was created by the Arizona Bar Foundation with the specific goal of educating Arizona's youth, their parents, communities and schools to increase their knowledge about youth laws and to encourage law-abiding behavior.
Kids Voting Arizona Kids Voting provides homeschool parents with access to online voter education curriculum and a new online early voting option for students called the Election Connection. Kids Voting is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, grassroots-driven program founded in Arizona in 1988. In 1991, Kids Voting became two separate organizations: Kids Voting Arizona and Kids Voting USA. Kids Voting USA would go on to expand the program throughout the United States.
Arizona TeenPact had a phenomenally successful first class in 2002. Students got to meet with the Governor and the Secretary of State as well as with Senators, Representatives, lobbyists and other political leaders. TeenPact is an outstanding opportunity for kids to learn first-hand about citizenship, leadership, justice, true statesmanship, and the biblical principles upon which our government was founded. (4-day and 1-day classes are available.)
Celebrity Sightings A complete listing of celebrity sightings around Arizona; includes links to sources.
Notable Gravesites in Arizona Who's Who Underground: You can take a tour of the grave sites of Arizona notables by scrolling down the page, taking the cemeteries in the order they are listed, from the east valley to the west side, or you can skip directly to the grave you're looking for.