Fred Ronstadt, ca. 1880. Courtesy University of Arizona Special Collections
University of Arizona Old Main 1891. University of Arizona Library Special Collections. HP-165
McKale Center under construction dated September 1971, courtesy of the University of Arizona Special Collections.
U.S. Navy occupied Bear Down Gym during WWII. University of Arizona Library Special Collections. HP-173
The Steward Observatory circa 1928. Courtesy University of Arizona special collections.
The Old University of Arizona Library. Photo courtesy of University of Arizona Special Collections
University of Arizona students on the steps of Old Main. 1896. HP-168
Old Main, the original building on the campus of the University of Arizona. Courtesy University of Arizona
A 1929 view of the square outside the University of Arizona Main Gate looking towards downtown Tucson. The photo was taken from the library's upper floor. Photo courtesy of UA Library Special Collections.
The beginning of construction of McKale Center dated January 1971, courtesy of the University of Arizona Special Collections.
The Steward Observatory, July 1920. Courtesy University of Arizona library special collections department.
McKale Center under construction dated June 9, 1971, courtesy of the University of Arizona Special Collections,
McKale center from the air, dated 1976, courtesy of the University of Arizona Special Collections.
The University of Arizona cavalry. Photo courtesy of University of Arizona Special Collections
A 1927 view of the square outside the University of Arizona Main Gate. The drug store stands on the corner of University and Park Avenue. Photo courtesy of the UA Special Collections.
Students in 1968 exit the UA's infirmary, which underwent a "face lift" the year before that included a new emergency room and accommodations for 50 beds. The building now houses the Sonett Space Sciences Building. (Photo courtesy of University of Arizona Special Collections.)
The University of Arizona's second official infirmary was a low-slung red-brick building constructed in 1936 on the site of a former military barracks. (Photo courtesy of University of Arizona Special Collections.)
Soldiers training for World War I were among the first to use the University of Arizona's first official infirmary. Started in 1919, the infirmary occupied the former home of Reuben R. Schweitzer. Today, the site is occupied by the Koffler Building. (Photo courtesy of University of Arizona S…
Centennial Hall (originally called the University of Arizona Auditorium) on the University of Arizona campus. Photo date unknown. Built by Sundt Construction Inc.
Miner Alfred T. (Torres) Diaz. He was born in Jerome.
An open dirt street is all that marked the U.S.-Mexico line in
June 1890. That's Nogales, Sonora, on the left, and Nogales, Ariz.,
on the right, similar to the situation that existed between Douglas
and Agua Prieta, Sonora. The informal divisions are long gone,
replaced today with imposing b…
Cele Peterson's downtown Tucson women's store burned in November
of 1956. Cleo Chilikas and Alex Simons were within the building at
the time, however, both of them and five other persons survived the
blaze. Chilikas's husband, William, and Simons's wife, Emma were at
Canadian-born James Douglas got into mining when he was called to help — unsuccessfully — save his father’s mine from financial ruin.
He learned, though, and with a partner developed the first commercial electrolytic copper refining process. His expertise earned him a job as consultant to Ph…
It was the desert climate and a budding law career that lured Louis, a sickly Civil War veteran, to Tucson in 1871.
For the rest of the century, Louis, Sam Hughes’ younger brother, had his hand in almost all things Tucson.
He founded the Arizona Daily Star, sat on the university Board of Reg…