Cox Library

The collection of the William Chiles Cox Memorial Foundation Library included local histories, Who's Who volumes, and texts dating from the 1880s through the 1930s. A part of this collection was transferred to microfilm by Americana Unlimited, a publisher that was located in Tucson.

The microfilm for a portion of the collection, the Pacific and Rocky Mountain States, is housed at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 3rd floor Reference department. The collection is for in-library use only and cannot be borrowed. (It's not known what became of the remainder of the collection.)

States represented in the Cox collection, on microfilm, at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library:

Alaska
Arizona
California
Colorado
Hawaii
Idaho
Montana
Nevada
New Mexico
Oregon
Utah
Washington
Wyoming

To find information about the Cox Library itself we consulted local phone directories and an index to the Arizona Daily Star (local newspaper), as well as various other sources. The last listing for the Cox Library was in 1966, with an address of 302 W. Elm Street, and a phone number of 622-6410 (at that time the area code was 602). We do not have any information on what happened to the library after that time.

Contact the following organizations for more information:

Arizona Historical Societyopens a new window/Tucson Library and Archives
949 E. 2nd Street
Tucson, AZ 85719
520-628-5774

Arizona State Museum Libraryopens a new window
1013 E. University Blvd.
P.O. Box 210026
Tucson, AZ 85721-0026
520-621-5695
Catlog search: Shelf list and catalogue of the Cox Libraryopens a new window

Family History Center
500 S. Langley Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85710-4834
520-298-0905

Special Collectionsopens a new window
University of Arizona Libraries
P.O. BOX 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Research and Reference: 520-621-6423
For all Rights and Reproductions Inquiries: 520-349-0910
Fax: 520-621-2709
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Sources:

Various researched sources including the Arizona Daily Star, Tucson phone directories and city directories.

Prucha, Francis Paul. Handbook for Research in American History: A Guide to Bibliographies and Other Reference Works, 2nd Edition . Page 144. Referenced on Google Books, page 144opens a new window.


Find the information you need by calling the library's Infoline at 520-791-4010 or by sending your question to Askalibrarian.