AZ State Library, Archives and Public Records turns 100

March 20, 2015 (Phoenix) — Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records celebrated 100 years of service to Arizonans on March 24.

As part of the milestone, the State Library has released an e-booklet, “100 Years of Public Service,” that highlights its history decade-by-decade. The pamphlet chronicles changing facilities, staff, resources, and technologies.

“Many Arizonans are not aware of the State Library,” said Secretary of State Michele Reagan. “The e-booklet is a great way to learn about our many services and how we have delivered them throughout the decades.”

Services provided by the State Library include the:

  • State Library of Arizona – There are many facets to the library, including: a genealogy section, a repository for federal publications, a U.S. patent and trademark resource center, a law library and access to state agency publications.
  • Digital Arizona Library – A portfolio of online resources, including: reference services, Reading Arizona, the Arizona Memory Project, Arizona digital newspaper program and the Arizona Almanac.
  • State Archives and Records Management – ARM collects, preserves and makes publically available permanent public records, historical manuscripts, photographs and other materials; managing public records throughout state and local government in Arizona.

“The State Library continues its commitment to Arizona by helping Arizonans know and obtain information about their government, their state and their world,” said State Librarian Joan Clark.

For more information about the State Library, a division of the Secretary of State, visit the website at