Press Releases

July 27, 2015

PHOENIX – A new genealogy research center opens August 3 at the Polly Rosenbaum Archives and History Building in Phoenix. Researchers will now have one-stop access to a rich portfolio of resources, including unique Arizona materials, online genealogical sources and expert staff for support.

July 22, 2015

Secretary of State Michele Reagan was unanimously elected to serve on the National Lieutenant Governors Association’s Executive Committee during last week’s annual meeting in Indianapolis.  The committee meets three times a year to chart the course of policy issues to be pursued by the nation’s second-highest state and territorial officeholders. 

July 16, 2015

PHOENIX – In celebration of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft exploration and the 85th anniversary of Pluto’s discovery, Lowell Observatory has posted a collection in the Arizona Memory Project, an online program of the Arizona State Library, Archives

July 9, 2015



July 7, 2015

Indianapolis, IN – Secretary of State Michele Reagan will co-sponsor three policy resolutions during this week’s annual meeting of the National Lieutenant Governors Association in Indianapolis.   The first commits NLGA members to develop strategies and actions to boost international exports.  Others relate to treating Alzheimer’s disease, and supporting CPR/AED awareness in schools.

July 2, 2015

PHOENIX – The Arizona State Library and the United Blood Services are teaming up to spread the word about summer reading programs throughout the state and to encourage blood donations. 

June 29, 2015

BUCKEYE, ARIZ. – On Tuesday, June 30, Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan presented Buckeye officials a grant to implement a mobile laptop lab designed to introduce more residents to the electronic age. The grant money was made possible through the Arizona State Library with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The presentation was made at 1 p.m. at the Coyote Branch Library in Buckeye.

June 23, 2015

PHOENIX – Children and educators work all during the school year to improve reading skills; however, once the school year ends, if children do not continue to practice their skills, those skills have to be relearned. The Arizona State Library and Read On Arizona want you to know reading at least 20 minutes a day keeps the brain exercised and helps prevent “summer slide” or the loss of reading skills during summer break.

June 17, 2015

PHOENIX – U.S. Patent Trademark Office (USPTO) Managing Attorney Craig Morris is appearing in Phoenix 3 p.m., June 25, at the Polly Rosenbaum Archives Building to talk about trademark basics. The talk will include:

June 16, 2015

PHOENIX – While most famous for its sinking at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii Dec. 7, 1941 and as a battle cry, “Remember the Arizona” during World War II; the USS Arizona’s first launch June 19, 1915 was held with great fanfare out of New York Naval Yard. The ship’s launch was watched by 70,000 spectators and christened by Esther Ross of Prescott, Ariz. with a bottle of the first water to flow over the Roosevelt Dam and champagne.


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