Arizona State University Library

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Arizona State University Library

Contact Information[edit | edit source]

E-mail:[1]  E-mail a librarian.


Luhrs Reading Room, Level 4
ASU Charles Hayden Library
300 E Orange Mall
P.O. Box 871006
Tempe, AZ 85281

Telephone:[2]  Luhrs Reading Room  480.965.4932

Hours:[2]  Current Luhrs Reading Room hours.

Maps, parking and directions, and public transportation:

  • Parking and directions:
    • Visitor parking info. For directions: click on one of three Attended Visitor Structures (parking), then click the red Directions  button, enter your starting address, and then click the red Get Directions button.
    • Another parking map.
  • Public transportation:  Valley Metro Bus
    • Valley Metro Rail  stops at #10023 University Dr/Rural.
    • Bus Route 30: University  stops on University Dr near College Ave.
    • Bus Route 62: Hardy/Guadalupe  stops near University Dr and College Ave.
    • Bus Route Route 65: Mill/Kyrene  stops on Mill Ave near 10th St.
    • Bus Route 72: Scottsdale Rd/Rural  stops at #10023 University Dr/Rural.

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

The Arizona State University Library, Special Collections, Carl Hayden Archives and the Hayden Arizona Pioneer Biographical Index is a good place to look for early Arizona families.[3] The Luhrs Reading Room has indexes, guides, databases, and personal reference assistance for researchers.[2] The Arizona Collection includes 8,000 feet of manuscripts; oral histories; 30,000 books; and 500,000 photos.[4] Special Collections houses rare books, manuscripts, and special interest collections such as the Laos Research Collection.[5]

Tips[edit | edit source]

Visiting the ASU Libraries.

Guides[edit | edit source]

Alternate Repositories[edit | edit source]

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Arizona State University Library, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • National Archives—Pacific Region (Riverside), CA. Federal court records and federal agencies in Arizona.
  • State Library, Phoenix, has a large book/periodical collection including immigration, vital records, courts, wills, county histories, and Internet sites. The  starting place for AZ family history research.[3]
  • State Archives, Phoenix, marriages, wills and probates, civil and criminal records, brands, taxes, coroner records, voting registers, prisoners, state agencies, maps, newspapers, photos.[6]
  • Bancroft Library, Univ. Calif. Berkeley Early settlers, migration trails, stagecoaches, miners, and histories. They probably have more Arizona historical material than any repository in Arizona.[3]
  • Southwest Museum Braun Research Library, Los Angeles, CA. Includes the Monk Library of Arizoniana, California and Arizona history, and records of southwest American Indians.[3]
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, has many Arizona cemeteries, census, church, court, histories, immigration, land, military, and naturalization records on microfilm.

Similar Collections

Neighboring Collections

Sources[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 ASU Libraries Maps, Directions, Addresses and Tours in ASU Libraries (accessed 12 February 2015).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Archives and Special Collections Reference Services in ASU Libraries (accessed 12 February 2015).
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 15. At various repositories (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 J54d. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "DB15" defined multiple times with different content
  4. Arizona Collection in ASU Libraries (accessed 15 February 2015).
  5. Special Collections in ASU Libraries (accessed 15 February 2015).
  6. Genealogy and Family History in Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records (accessed 10 February 2015).