From The Foothill Focus:
“These new collections are comprised of dozens of materials from our Federal Documents collection that reflect the unique history of mining, public lands and the Colorado River in Arizona,” said Amelia Raines, a Federal Documents Librarian.
The three collections recently added to the memory project’s website are:
- Arizona Mine and Minerals-Federal Materials: This collection represents the rich history of mining and mineral resources in Arizona and includes federal reports and studies from the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Mines about select Arizona mines, mineral assessments, and mining practices.
- Arizona National Parks, Forests, and Other Public Lands-Federal Materials: This collection of materials is about Arizona’s national parks, forests, wilderness lands, wildlife refuges, and national monuments provides a unique resource for examining Arizona’s public lands. The collection contains federal materials, including reports and plans from the Bureau of Land Management, environmental assessments from the U.S. Forest Service, and guides from the National Park Service.
- Colorado River and Dams- Federal Materials: This collection represents the rich history of the Colorado River in Arizona that contains federal wildlife and environmental studies from the U.S. Department of the Interior, congressional records, histories, and engineering summaries about dams from the Bureau of Reclamation. This collection also contains information about the Colorado River Compact, which in recent years has come under some scrutiny due to an ongoing drought in the Southwest.