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New state archives in downtown Phoenix to be dedicated, Jan. 15 Friends of Arizona Archives invite you to attend the dedication of the Polly Rosenbaum State Archives and History Building.

  • Date: Thursday, January 15, 2009
  • Time: Remarks and Ribbon Cutting 9 a.m. (Honorable Ken Bennett, Master of Ceremonies); tours 10 a.m. to Noon
  • Place: 1901 West Madison Street at 19th Avenue (parking available at the State Capitol, Records Building, Wesley Bolin Plaza, and on adjoining side streets where permitted)

Refreshments will be served, including cake from Polly Rosenbaum’s 100th birthday cake’s recipe.  RSVP by January 7 if you plan to attend.  Specify whether you would like to take a tour of the facility after the ceremony.   RSVP via e-mail or by phone to 602-770-5057.  For more information, visit the FAzA website.  This event is presented by Mortenson Construction and Gila County.

Arizona’s new state archives open

img_8374[Source: Doug Kupel, Friends of Arizona Archives] — If you missed your opportunity to tour the new State Archives building, 1901 W. Madison St., during the “soft opening” on October 16, you can view photos of the event at the FAzA website.  Arizona history enthusiasts will get another chance to tour the building during the Grand Opening Dedication on January 15, 2009.

Help Arizona’s new state archives open its doors

Preliminary Design of Polly Rosenbaum  			History BuildingState Archives employees seek volunteers to help finish preparations for the move to the new Polly Rosenbaum Archives and History Building, southwest of the State Capitol at 19th Avenue and Madison.  Volunteers are needed on Thursday, September 18 and Friday, September 18 at the existing off-site storage facility.  To volunteer, please call 602-926-3720.

Get update on new state Archives (and free lunch), June 26

Polly Rosenbaum Archives & History BuildingYes, there is such a thing as a free lunch — and it’s on Friends of Arizona Archives!  Join FAzA for its annual membership meeting on Thursday, June 26, starting at 11 a.m. in the second floor conference room of the state Library and Archives agency at 1700 W. Washington. 

At the meeting GladysAnn Wells and Mike Braun will report on the status of the new State Archives building (now under construction at the west side of 19th Avenue between Jackson and Madison streets.  Lunch will be served!  Please let FAzA president John Akers know if you plan to attend via e-mail or phone (623-930-4206).