Archive Tucson

Short Edits

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Want to dive into the collection without exploring full interviews? Here is an ever-growing list of short edits that we are producing for our friends over at Arizona Public Media.


Childhood:

Stella Jacobs spent her middle school years picking cotton in Marana, Arizona while rapidly learning English and attending school in Tucson. This story kicked off our twice-monthly segment of Archive Tucson material on Arizona Public Media.

Eating jackrabbit, killing the car battery by listening to the radio, and riding the rails over the flooded Santa Cruz River to school. In this edited clip from Archive Tucson, Trinidad Padilla tells of growing up in the--now ghost town--of Sasco, Arizona.

Sleeping outside on the back seat of a car, living on beans, and floating across the flooded desert in a mortar box—Ben Witt recalls childhood in a household of dust bowl refugees in the thinly-populated Amphi Neighborhood during the 1940s.

What was it like to grow up in an interracial, Chinese-Mexican family during the 1950s and 1960s? Lucy Estella Lim talks about identity, culture, growing up in a family-owned market, and... fisticuffs.


Housing Discrimination:

Joel Turner describes the interactions, positive and negative, he experienced upon moving into a white neighborhood in midtown Tucson in the 1960s. This story was broadcast in the context of an Arizona Public Media story about housing discrimination in Tucson.

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In the 1940s, a Jewish family in Colonia Solana is asked to remove their name from their mailbox to discourage other “non-Christians” from moving into the deed-restricted neighborhood. This story was excerpted from Stanley Feldman's oral history and broadcast in the context of an Arizona Public Media story about housing discrimination in Tucson.

Listen to the AZPM story.