The Resource AHS-Rio Colorado biography collection, (manuscript)

AHS-Rio Colorado biography collection, (manuscript)

Label
AHS-Rio Colorado biography collection
Title
AHS-Rio Colorado biography collection
Subject
Genre
Summary
Over 3,200 biographical files compiled from various sources that are filed alphabetically by the last name of the individual or family group. Maiden family surnames of women are noted in parenthesis when known and are useful in connecting family groups. Also listed in parenthesis are nicknames, tribal affiliation, and towns and geographical locations other than the City of Yuma, if the person or family was particularly identified with a particular location. Artistic and creative occupations are also noted, such as writer, musician, dancer, photographer and artist. The scope of the collection is regional. In addition to Yuma County, the biographical files cover what is now La Paz County; western Maricopa County; eastern Imperial County, California, especially the Fort Yuma Quechan Reservation and Winterhaven located across the Colorado River from Yuma; Bard and the Picacho Mining District in California northwest of Yuma. The Biography Collection consists of a wide range of materials. Individual files may contain genealogy and family history information, reminiscences, interviews, resumes, obituaries, eulogies, funeral cards, newspaper and magazine articles, research notes, and occasionally original or photocopied correspondence, legal documents such as birth and death certificates, real estate deeds, wills, and family memorabilia. Many files contain only a single item, while some files are voluminous, especially those of pioneers and Yuma families of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Although the Biography Collection contains many obituaries, the files are not comprehensive nor do they contain all obituaries that may have been published in Yuma County newspapers
Note
Related material: AHS-Rio Colorado Subject Photograph Collection and AHS-Rio Colorado Oral History Collection.
Cataloging source
ZP3
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Yuma (Ariz.)
  • Yuma County (Ariz.)
  • La Paz County (Ariz.)
Label
AHS-Rio Colorado biography collection, (manuscript)
Instantiates
Note
Processed by John Irwin, 2013
Control code
42094
Extent
  • 37
  • 75
Immediate source of acquisition
Compiled by staff and volunteers from 1965-present.
Type of unit
  • linear ft. (
  • boxes)
Label
AHS-Rio Colorado biography collection, (manuscript)
Note
Processed by John Irwin, 2013
Control code
42094
Extent
  • 37
  • 75
Immediate source of acquisition
Compiled by staff and volunteers from 1965-present.
Type of unit
  • linear ft. (
  • boxes)

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