The Journal of Arizona History
Each issue of The Journal of Arizona History features original research articles and an extensive book review section that focuses on new works on Arizona, the American West, and the border region. A subscription to the journal is a benefit of Arizona Historical Society membership. Members also receive access to archived issues through JSTOR.

Single issues can be purchased as well. Recent issues (2015-present) are $12.50 per copy. Back issues (1960-2014), if available, are $7.00 per copy. To order, call the Publications office at 520-617-1163 or email [email protected].

The full list of membership benefits, plus an option to join or renew online, appears on our membership webpage. You may also access the Journal’s cumulative index.

To submit an article manuscript to The Journal of Arizona History, contact the editor, Dr. David Turpie, at [email protected]. Authors are encouraged to read the submission guidelines before submitting a manuscript.

Submission Guidelines

Style Guide

Current Issue
Spring 2019

The Journal of Arizona History at Sixty By W. James Burns

“A Ready Outlet for Arizona Historians”: The Founding and Evolution of the Journal of Arizona History, 1960–1972 By David C. Turpie

The Misidentification of Albert W. Lohn: An American Photographer and the Mislabeling of Mexican Revolution Images from Sinaloa to Nogales By William Manger

Memorializing Mathew Juan: The Akimel O’odham, the Cult of the Fallen Soldier, and the Politics of Commemoration after World War I By John Mack

A Meditation on The Great Arizona Orphan Abduction, Twenty Years Later By Linda Gordon

AHS Books
Since 1975, the Arizona Historical Society has published more than twenty-five books about the culture and history of Arizona and the surrounding region. View our new Publications Catalogue. To order an AHS book, complete the Book Order Form on the last page of the catalogue.

New Book Alert!
The Girl in the Iron Box: How an Arizona Kidnapping Stumped Hoover’s FBI by Paul Cool

To purchase, please print out and complete the Girl in the Iron Box Order Form and then mail the form to AHS Publications, 949 E. 2nd Street, Tucson, AZ 85719.

At 3 o’clock in the afternoon of April 25, 1934, six-year-old June Robles stepped inside a Ford sedan on her way home from school and disappeared from the streets of Tucson, Arizona. With the Lindbergh kidnapping fresh in the minds of Depression-era Americans, the kidnapping sent shock waves across the country and through the sleepy desert community. After nineteen frantic days and nights, June Robles was discovered alive, buried in an iron box beneath the hot desert sand. Second only to the Lindbergh case, June Robles’s disappearance was the most notorious child abduction of the 1930s, setting in motion a massive manhunt in Tucson and around the country. It was the first major case that ambitious FBI director J. Edgar Hoover’s agents could not solve. Based on extensive research in newspapers, interviews, and FBI files, Paul Cool
recreates in absorbing detail the search for the missing girl, the massive local and national manhunt for her kidnappers, and Hoover’s obsessive involvement in the case.

Book Proposals

We are currently accepting book proposals. Authors should send a 5–7 page proposal that includes a discussion of the scope and content of the work, the proposed length of the book manuscript, the intended audience, and the timeframe for completion. Please submit book proposals to Dr. David Turpie, at [email protected]. They may also be mailed via postal mail to his attention at the Arizona Historical Society, 949 E. 2nd Street, Tucson, Arizona 85719.

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