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Ride the wave of history through a new Grand Canyon collection on the Arizona Memory Project

PHOENIX – Beyond the majesty of the Grand Canyon’s views, many lives have been lived. These lives and their adventures in and around the Grand Canyon are the subject of the newest Arizona Memory Project collection. The Grand Canyon Historical Society Oral History Project collection includes more than 25 interviews, just a small selection of the over 100 interviews conducted by the Grand Canyon Historical Society. These interviews include Colorado River rafters, Harvey Girls, uranium mining, air transportation and disasters, park administration and growth, and general life at the Canyon.

  “The Grand Canyon Historical Society is honored to work with the Arizona Memory Project to preserve the oral histories of the Grand Canyon region,” said Tom Martin, Grand Canyon Historical Society board member.  

Listeners of the Grand Canyon Historical Society Oral History Project collection on the Arizona Memory Project can view it indefinitely and on any digital device at 

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.


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