September 11, 2019 / Modified sep 12, 2019 11:25 a.m.

UA Special Collections: Preserving the Stories

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UA special collections hero 2 The children of the de la Torre family (from L to R): Carlos, Edmundo, Luis, Alfonso, Francisco, Maria, Ignacio. This image is stored with many other family records in Special Collections at the University of Arizona.
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Featured on the September 12th, 2019 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

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Storm Monsoon rain catalinas Looking north from the University of Arizona campus, a storm drops rain on the Santa Catalina Mountains.
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  • And, what does Special Collections at the University of Arizona have to offer the Tucson community? Mark talks with director Verónica Reyes-Escudero about one example, the history of a Mexican-American family that played an active role in a turbulent period of history. Special Collections is holding Family & Community Archives Day on October 5th, 2019. It is a free event with talks and activities designed to encourage Tucsonans, especially those from underrepresented communities, to preserve their stories. In addition to receiving advice from experts, attendees can get up to 10 individual pieces of "flat surface materials" (i.e. letters, postcards, photos, flyers, diary pages, etc.) digitized for long term preservation. Partners and participating organizations include the UA Department of Spanish and Portuguese, UA Department of Mexican American Studies, Arizona Queer Archives, the Mexican American Museum, and the Dunbar Pavilion.

A visit to Special Collections.

UA special collections hero 1 Verónica Reyes-Escudero examines photos from the de la Torre family collection at UA Special Collections.
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