PHOENIX – The Arizona Tribune began July of 1958 as a weekly pictorial by Edward Banks and his wife Eloise. Civil rights issues, fair employment, and other political topics were often covered, as was society news such as birth, marriage, death announcements, recipes, and notable local students.
“The Arizona Tribune is rich in photographs. It was chosen for the visual documentation it provides of the black community in Phoenix during the years 1958-1964; years that coincide with the Civil Rights Movement,” said Sativa Peterson, NDNP Grant Project Director and News Content Program Manager for the State of Arizona Research Library.
This is just one of the 40 newspaper titles that were digitized and added to the Arizona Memory Project by the Arizona State Library in partnership with the University of Arizona Libraries, thanks to the National Endowment for the Humanities and Library of Congress’ National Digital Newspaper Program. The visually striking Arizona Tribune collection will be available indefinitely and can be viewed for free on any digital device at https://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/digital/collection/aztribune.
For questions about this or any digital collection, or for cultural institutions interested in sharing collections on the Arizona Memory Project, contact [email protected].
The Arizona Memory Project provides free online access to the wealth of primary sources in Arizona archives, museums, libraries, and other cultural institutions. The Arizona Memory Project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.