Archive Collections Finding Aids

The archives contain manuscripts, photographs, and documents of individuals, families, businesses, and other organizations. The collections range from the late 1700s to the present. Not all of our collections are listed here. If you have interest in a specific area of research not found here, please contact the museum office at: 520-836-2223.

Click on the collection name below to view a PDF of the finding aid.

MSS-0001      Gorraiz Collection   

Photographs and related materials created by Arizona photographer and owner of the Casa Grande Photo and Record Shop, James L. Gorraiz

 MSS-0002   *in progress*    

Barmes Collection


Documents, photographs and related materials of Flossie Wills Barmes, University of Arizona Extension Program demonstration agent and founding member of the Casa Grande Valley Historical Society.

 MSS-0004   Glass Plate Negatives    A series of 16 unidentified glass plate negatives c. 1907.
 MSS-0005   Sherrill Collection  

Photographs donated to the Society by Donna Sherrill. Sherrill was an early member of the Casa Grande Valley Historical Society, former manager of the Pinal County Fair and Fairgrounds, and organizing chair of the Old Timers Reunions from 1965-1979. A memorial fund is established at the Historical Society in her honor.

MSS-0006   Hunter Collection  

Glass plate photographs donated to the Society by Esther Hunter. Hunter was a resident of Arizona City, member of the Casa Grande BP Chapter of the PEO Sisterhood, and board member of the Hoemako Hospital Auxiliary.

MSS-0007   *in progress*