PHOENIX – From its early days as a small college in Prescott, Arizona, Grand Canyon University has been growing ever since. With increasing enrollment numbers, Grand Canyon College relocated to Phoenix in 1951 and began developing its new campus. The Grand Canyon University-Historical Collections on the Arizona Memory Project documents this growth, as well as student life, athletics, and the ceremonies of this Arizona institution.
Nita Mailander, Grand Canyon University’s library director, is grateful to the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records and the Institute of Museum and Library Services for making it possible to create the GCU Historical Archives, part of the GCU Library Digital Collections and discoverable to the Arizona community as part of the Arizona Memory Project. The grant has allowed staff at the GCU Library to take 18,000 items that filled a closet in the Library and transform a portion of them into a visual remembrance of life on campus from 1949 to 1984.
Researchers of the Grand Canyon University-Historical Collections on the Arizona Memory Project can view it indefinitely and on any digital device at http://go.azsos.gov/gcuhistory.
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.