PHOENIX – As a Regional Federal Depository Library, the State of Arizona Research Library receives thousands of documents each year that record the activities of the Federal Government. Many of these documents involve the activities of federal government agencies in the state of Arizona. Two new collections on the Arizona Memory Project, U.S. Census in Arizona- Federal Materials and Arizona Watersheds- Federal Materials, shed light on some of these activities.
The U.S. Census in Arizona - Federal Materials collection highlights census data that has been collected in Arizona since territorial times, including population, housing, and agricultural statistics. The Arizona Watersheds- Federal Materials collection includes environmental reports and watershed assessments relating to Arizona water sources, their conservation and management. The census reports will provide genealogists and other researchers with important historical demographic data, and Arizona watershed materials will help scientists, historians, and policymakers find information that can help them understand Arizona’s historical use of the desert’s most important resource. These new curated collections of census and watershed reports are exciting to professionals and other interested people in these important fields.
Additional federal materials relating to these and other collections can be found at the Polly Rosenbaum History and Archives building. These collections will continue to grow and will be available indefinitely for viewing on any digital device at https://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/digital/collection/wsheds and https://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/digital/collection/azcensus.
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.