Salazar-Ajo Branch Library Cultural and Historical Inventory
About the Salizar-Ajo Branch - Ajo Cultural and Historical Inventory
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The Salazar-Ajo Branch Library, in conjunction with various community organizations in the Ajo-western Pima County area, has completed the Ajo Cultural and Historical Inventory Project. The goal of this project, funded by a grant from the Arizona State Library with money from the Library Service and Technology Act, was to identify where and how to access information on the history and culture of Ajo and western Pima County.
The various local, state, and federal organizations that participated in the project were:
- Ajo chapter of the Arizona Archaeological Association
- Ajo Copper News
- Ajo Historical Society Museum
- Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge
- Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
- Douglass Funeral Home
- Historic Ajo Preservation Society
- International Sonoran Desert Alliance
- Organ Pipe National Cactus Monument
- Salazar-Ajo Branch Library
As part of the project, the Salazar-Ajo Branch Library has produced the following list of participating organizations and their resources as well as a brochure, which describes the project and is available for the general public. Links have also been provided to participating organizations via the Salazar-Ajo Branch Library website.
The participating organizations will continue to update websites and brochures as more materials are added to the database. The Salazar-Ajo Library will maintain a small history and culture collection of the Ajo area. Related materials can also be found at the Arizona State Museum, the Arizona Historical Society, and the Cultural Inventory Project at the Arizona State Library.
Ajo-Western Pima County Cultural And Historical Inventory
The Salazar-Ajo Branch Library is part of the Pima County Public Library system and serves the communities of Ajo, Why, Lukeville and communities on the Tohono O'odham Nation. Established in 1946, the Salazar-Ajo Branch Library is an integral part of the community.
The library serves as a location for community organizations, a homework help center for school children, and general meeting place for community residents. The library operates in approximately 5000 square feet and maintains a collection of over 20,000 items such as CDs, DVDs, videos, talking books, magazines, newspapers and Spanish language materials.
In order to serve those interested in the history of Ajo and Western Pima County, the library has an Arizona History non-circulating Collection available to the public during branch hours. In addition to collections, the library has the "Living History Series Programs" dedicated to offering informative and entertaining programs on state and local history.