Press Releases

March 3, 2015

PHOENIX – ONEBOOKAZ, a program of the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records is pleased to announce its 2015 writing contest winners in the three categories of writing for adults, teens and kids. The winning publications will be available for free download March 14 – June 1 at A meet and greet with these Arizona authors will be hosted March 14 at the Tucson Festival of Books in booth 147.

March 3, 2015

TEMPE – Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and historic preservationist and arts advocate Elisabeth F. Ruffner will be the first living inductees to the Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame.  The Induction Ceremony will take place on Mar. 12 at 3 p.m. at the Arizona Historical Society Museum,1300 N. College Ave., in Tempe, Ariz.

March 2, 2015

PHOENIX – In our ever-expanding digital age, an organization’s online presence is more important than ever.  That’s why Secretary Michele Reagan is pleased to announce she has unveiled the completely redesigned, mobile enabled,  The revamped website makes good on her campaign commitment to modernize the systems that provide important information to Arizona’s citizens.

February 25, 2015


What: Territorial Baseball in Arizona, a presentation

Who: John D. Tenney, baseball historian and writer, founder Arizona Territories Vintage Base Ball League
Michael A. Dietrich, captain of the Bisbee Bees, an Arizona Territories Vintage Base Ball League team

When: Saturday, March 7 @ 11 a.m.

Where: Arizona Capitol Museum, 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix

February 20, 2015

PHOENIX – In an effort to provide easy access to Arizona’s elected officials financial disclosure statements, Secretary Michele Reagan has announced the 2015 reports are now available online.

"Giving the public access to elected officials financial disclosures marks another way to keep politicians accountable,” said Secretary Reagan. “Additionally, we hope next year these statements will be filed electronically and be in a format that is searchable. Transparency and technology go hand in hand and we’re making good on our promise to modernize the office.”

February 19, 2015

PHOENIX – The Arizona Capitol Museum will open its newest exhibit, Ernest McFarland and the G.I. Bill, on Sat., Feb. 28, 2015, at 11 a.m. The McFarland room is the latest addition to the exhibit Arizona: Defense to Development, which explores the impact World War II had on the state.

“Since 1944, more than 19 million service members nationwide have benefitted from Senator McFarland’s legislation,” said Secretary of State Michele Reagan. “A veteran of World War I, it was important to McFarland to assist veterans transitioning back into civilian life.”

January 28, 2015

PHOENIX – Secretary of State Michele Reagan is the newest member of Childhelp’s Advisory Board. Secretary Reagan will play an integral role in protecting the children of Arizona’s communities.

“I’m incredibly honored to have been selected to be on Childhelp’s Advisory Board,” said Secretary Reagan. “I look forward to working with former colleagues and fellow board members to raise awareness and prevention in regards to child abuse. Arizona’s children are the future and we must do everything possible to ensure that they will be safe and successful.”

January 28, 2015

PHOENIX –Special Valentine's and Statehood Day programming is available at the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records in the Arizona Capitol Museum on Sat., Feb. 14. Admission is free.

10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 
A rare glimpse of the love letters between Arizona's First Governor, George W.P. Hunt, and his wife, Duett Ellison, are on display courtesy of the Arizona State Archives.

January 22, 2015

PHOENIX – Today U.S. House Speaker John Boehner announced a statue of the late Sen. Barry Goldwater will be installed Wed., Feb. 11, 2015 at 3 p.m. in National Statuary Hall.

“Senator Goldwater is truly ‘Mr. Arizona’ and represents our state’s grit and spirit,” said Sec. of State Michele Reagan. “I am proud to have such a great American and native Arizonan represent the state.”   

January 22, 2015

PHOENIX – The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records is encouraging readers to participate in National Readathon Day, January 24 from noon to 4 p.m. More than 500 books are available from Reading Arizona, a new ebook service from the Arizona State Library compatible with iOS, Android, and Kindle tablets at


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