Free presentation, “Phoenix During the Second World War”

For Immediate Release
August 26, 2015

For More Information Contact:

Charlie Knight, Administrator
Arizona Capitol Museum
Phone: (602) 926-3806

Kim Crawford
Communications Manager
Phone: (602) 926-3810
[email protected]


What:    Free presentation, “Phoenix During the Second World War”          ​

Who:     Dr. Dennis Preisler, Assistant Administrator, Arizona State Archives

When:   Wednesday, September 2 @ Noon

Where:  Arizona Capitol Museum, Historic State Senate
             1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix

Price:    FREE

World War II brought with it a number of problems for the budding community of Phoenix. The city faced vice and racial issues, internment camps for Japanese-Americans, German prisoner of war camps, a riot between segregated military units, and an influx of soldiers training in the desert. Dr. Dennis Preisler, Assistant Administrator of the Arizona State Archives, will highlight materials from the State Archives to describe the effects of WWII on Phoenix.