Arizona Historical Society
Mission: Connecting people through the power of Arizona’s history.
Vision: The Arizona Historical Society seeks to be the driving force strengthening Arizona’s communities by promoting history through leadership, partnership and scholarship.
The Arizona Historical Society (AHS) is proud to serve as the steward of Arizona’s history. Established by an act of the territorial legislature in 1864, our collections broadly represent Arizona history that offers a one-of-a-kind resource for Arizona history. Our artifact and manuscript holdings offer unique opportunities for public programming, educational outreach, and exhibitions, as well as academic and community-based research. AHS collections provide premier resources for recounting Arizona’s past, and they are invaluable tools for promoting public understanding of contemporary issues such as water availability, immigration, free trade, mining, ranching and agribusiness, the defense industry, cultural diversity, and urban development and revitalization.
As the leading publication dedicated to the state’s history, the quarterly Journal of Arizona History publishes articles that add substantially to our knowledge of Arizona’s past. Each issue features original research articles and an extensive book review section that focuses on new works on Arizona, the American West, and the border region.