Save your treasures by learning preservation techniques

Join the State Archives during Arizona Archives Month to learn some best methods

For Immediate Release
October 8, 2015

For More Information Contact:

Melanie Sturgeon, State Archivist
Phone: (602) 926-3720

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

PHOENIX – Memories are often stored in pictures, paperwork and more. Join the State Archives during its celebration of Arizona Archives Month and learn how to preserve documents, photographs, and more.

October 14, Conservator Siegfried Rempel will be available by appointment to provide advice on how to care for paper-based family treasures; including: diaries, journals, photographs, old family Bibles, etc. To schedule an appointment, contact 602-926-3720.

Experience the history of the Arizona State Fair at the State Archives on October 15. A display of documents and photographs about the State Fair are made available for public viewing.

While the gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone is arguably the most infamous in Arizona History, it was not the deadliest. That distinction goes to the February 1918 Power Cabin Shootout, involving the WWI draft-dodging Power brothers and law enforcement in a canyon outside Safford, Ariz. The State Archives will host a special screening of filmmaker Cameron Trejo’s “Power’s War” about the gunfight, October 23, 1 p.m. After the screening, Trejo and the film’s historical consultant, Dr. Heidi Osselaer, will talk about the making of the film, the difficulties encountered when official records disappear and more.

The Polly Rosenbaum Archives and History Building at 1901 W. Madison in Phoenix is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., except state holidays. For more information about the State Archives and its collections, contact 602-926-3720 or go online to

The State Archives is a branch of the State Library, a division of the Secretary of State.