Happy Days: State Archives to receive donation of Depression-era newspapers
Indexed microfilm documents Civilian Conservation Corps projects of 1930s
PHOENIX – The Arizona State Archives on Monday
will accept a significant donation of Great Depression-era newspapers.
The Happy Days newspapers, published from 1933 to 1940,
document the public works projects of the Civilian Conservation
Corps. During a ceremony on Monday, June 21, the Arizona State Archives
will receive a donation of the complete set of the available Happy
Days newspapers on microfilm.
The donation will be made by Chapter 44 of the Civilian Conservation
Corps Legacy during an 11 a.m. ceremony in the conference room of
the Polly Rosenbaum Archives and History Building, 1901 W. Madison
St., in Phoenix.
Additionally, the entire six-roll collection of microfilm has been
analyzed and indexed to account for every newspaper story with an
Arizona connection. The six-month indexing project was completed
at no state cost by Bob Audretsch, a retired employee of the U.S.
Park Service. Previously, Audretsch helped index CCC-related stories
from the 1930s that were published in two newspapers in Flagstaff
and one in Williams, Arizona.
Monday’s ceremony follows the State Library’s receipt of a $315,000
federal grant to digitize and preserve historic newspapers from
the decades preceding and immediately following Arizona’s statehood.
What: Arizona State Archives to accept donation
of 6 rolls of indexed microfilm from the 1930s Civilian Conservation
Corps newspaper Happy Days.
When: 11 a.m. Monday, June 21
Where: Conference room, Polly Rosenbaum Archives
and History Building, 1901 W. Madison St., Phoenix