The Library and Archive are open Tuesday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. by appointment only. CLOSED on Saturdays.
Contact [email protected] or 480-387-5355 to schedule an appointment.
The AHS Northern Division manuscript collections are located in the Special Collections department of Northern Arizona University’s Cline Library, 1001 S. Knoles Dr., Flagstaff, AZ 86011.
The photograph, ephemera, and oral history collections are temporarily located at the Tempe location for processing.
Cline Library Special Collections and Archives hours:
Monday- Friday, 8am-5pm.
Call (928) 523-5551 for holiday hours and seasonal changes.
The Library Catalog is a good starting place for locating books, maps, ephemera, and archival collections. It is searchable by keyword, title, author and format. In addition, Finding Aids are available for manuscript, photograph and audio-visual collections. An archival finding aid provides an overview of a collection and its contents. The finding aid will not list every item but will give enough detail to help you discover which sections you might want to explore further. Use the search box at the top of the page to search across all finding aids. Digitized materials from the collection are also available online.
How to Search AHS Library and Archives
Use our new PDF handout to find tips and resources for how to search the AHS Library and Archives.
Includes oral history, film, and media collections
Online archives of digitized primary sources
Manuscript Collections Finding Aids
Photograph Collections Finding Aids
About Library & Archives
The Arizona Historical Society Libraries & Archives collects published and unpublished material of enduring historical value that allows researchers to explore Arizona’s economic, political, social, and cultural heritage. Formats include manuscripts, photographs, diaries, letters, oral histories, sound recordings, moving images, microfilm, maps, books, and digital files.
Thank you for your interest in the Arizona Historical Society. We thank you for sharing the stories associated with your artifacts and archival materials with us for consideration by our collections review committee. Object and archival donations are always of interest, but during this extraordinary time, we are unable to physically accept any materials out of an abundance of safety for our collections, donors, and staff. In September we will review this procedure. In the meantime, please hang on to those treasures for a few months until we can safely process items.