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Cover of "Random records of a lifetime, 1846-1931 [actually 1932]"

Random records of a lifetime, 1846-1931 [actually 1932] v. 5

Holmes, William Henry; Hayden, F. V. Dutton, Clarence E. Langley, S. P. Powell, John Wesley Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories (U.S.)
1932
Cover of "Random records of a lifetime, 1846-1931 [actually 1932]"

Random records of a lifetime, 1846-1931 [actually 1932] v. 8

Holmes, William Henry; Langley, S. P. Powell, John Wesley Gilbert, Grove Karl Dutton, Clarence E.
1932

Arizona postcard checklist




This gigantic handbook is a valuable resource in deltiology, the study and collection of postcards. There are black and white charts, graphs, photographs, and illustrations throughout. It is a comprehensive listing of all Arizona postcards. This shows us a different angle of Arizona history--art, humor and tourism. A philatelic guide to our nation's 48th state.

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Once upon a time in Sedona




Signed by the author, this short historical biography is full of black and white photographs depicting life in Sedona, Arizona. It includes postal history. The front cover was designed by a cowboy artist who cofounded the Cowboy Artists of America. The author was a WWII naval veteran, and photojournalist who had been living in Sedona for over two decades. This book is a compilation of oral histories. Twenty Sedona residents spoke with the author before they passed away.

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Not all Okies are white




The author of this book is currently a professor of English at the University of Arizona. Sixteen years ago, Dr. LeSeur collected oral histories from Black cotton pickers in Arizona. These are a special population of migrants who formed their own community (not by choice, of course) named Randolph, Arizona from 1930-1960. Each chapter is named after the person speaking in the oral history interview. There are family photographs throughout the book. This book is an essential part of Arizona state history.

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Wilson's cyclopedic photography:




A prominent figure among the professional photographers during the second half of the nineteenth century, Edward Livingston Wilson (1838-1903) was a photographer, writer, and publisher. While he was recognized for his magazines, Philadelphia Photographer and Wilson's Photographic Magazine, Wilson's Cyclopaedic Photography (1895) serves as an excellent reference guide on the state and history of the field of photography leading up to the twentieth century.

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Titanic legend




The author passed away at the age of 81, seven years before this book was published. The Titanic (which was a royal mail ship, along with being a luxury liner) famously sank in April 1912. This book was published in 2012, marking the 100th anniversary of the maritime disaster. It is a historic masterpiece, filled with photographs, drawings, and line-by-line court testimonies from investigations following the sinking. This book provides a chronicle of events, sharing both statistics and intimate descriptions of passengers, and is a must-read for any Titanic expert or enthusiast.

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A report on the management of collections in the museums of the Smithsonian Institution

A report on the management of collections in the museums of the Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian Institution
Smithsonian Institution
1977

Two slightly different versions of this report have been digitized, both are in the Libraries' Smithsoniana collection.

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