PHOENIX – In partnership with Arizona Highways, a project to digitize nearly 100 years of the world-renown magazine is now complete. The Arizona Highways Online collection begins with the very first issue from July 1921, when it was a newsletter for staff of the Arizona Highway Department. Since then, it has expanded to an informative magazine containing stories of Arizona’s history, construction projects and engineering work, road trips, local businesses, and of course the stunning photography the magazine is so known for. Notable contributors include Ansel Adams and Barry Goldwater. The collection includes indexes for issues from 1925 through 1994 and is fully text searchable. Current issues of the magazine will be added every few months.
“For almost a century, Arizona Highways magazine has been showcasing the history, culture and landscape of the Grand Canyon State,” says Arizona Highways Editor Robert Stieve. “It’s a vast collection of words and photographs that tell the ‘Arizona story.’ To have our entire catalog available online, as part of the remarkable Arizona Memory Project, is a tremendous resource for all Arizonans. And it’s something we’re very proud of."
Researchers using the Arizona Highways Online collection on the Arizona Memory Project can view it indefinitely and on any digital device at http://go.azsos.gov/arizonahighways.
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.