Take a look at our favorite resources for Arizona oral history and storytelling. Do you know of a useful collection? Contact us!
Hearing the Century
Public radio station KBAQ commemorated Arizona’s centennial with a collection of stories representing one hundred years of the state’s arts and cultural history. Twenty-one segments focused on the unique styles and contributions of Arizona artists in music, theater, painting and other art forms– from north, central and southern parts of the state.
Arizona Memory Project
The Arizona Memory Project provides access to the wealth of primary sources in Arizona archives, museums, libraries, and other cultural institutions. Visitors to the site will find some of the best examples of government documents, photographs, maps, and multimedia that chronicle Arizona’s past and present.
This Arizona Memory Project is brought to you by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with funding from a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
American Folklife Center (Library of Congress)
This collection includes oral histories from a variety or unrelated sources from three projects. These oral histories are not part of an existing manuscript collection and are arranged to allow for further additions. They include: The Arizona Way project, created in 1977 as part of a project that examined the traditional values of Arizona, focused on the Anglo, Hispanic and Native American cultures through oral histories. The Phoenix Civil Rights Movement which focused on segregation, social life and customs in Phoenix.