PHOENIX – A partnership with the Sedona Historical Society and the State of Arizona Research Library has resulted in over 20 years of the Red Rock News and Sedona Red Rock News newspapers now being available online. The still-running newspaper covered news in and around Sedona, including local government meetings, school and library updates, local community events, and business news. Red Rock News and Sedona Red Rock News was also an important venue for local businesses to advertise through, which adds to the nostalgia the newspaper provides.
“This is what local historical societies and museums do – we preserve history, but more importantly, we make it accessible whenever possible. As a small organization we would never have had the capacity to do this kind of project alone. The Arizona Memory Project and state staff really made this happen. We couldn’t be more thrilled that after an enormous two-year long effort and during the limiting elements of a pandemic, these years of local newspapers are now in a searchable format for the public,” said Sedona Historical Society President and Historian Janeen Trevillyan.
Researchers of the Red Rock News and Sedona Red Rock News collections on the Arizona Memory Project can view them indefinitely and on any digital device at http://go.azsos.gov/redrocknews and http://go.azsos.gov/sedonaredrocknews.
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.