It is with sadness that we announce the passing of John Running, who died in the early morning hours of Sunday, January 7. John was an internationally-renowned commercial photographer in Flagstaff for several decades; along with his partner Sue Bennett, they helped to develop the local photography community, mentoring many individuals who would also go on to find success as professional photographers. (Read More)
The 2018 Reilly intern will work closely with Cline Library’s Special Collections and Archives staff to develop physical and virtual exhibits that celebrate the centennial anniversary of the Grand Canyon as a national park. The library is seeking a highly motivated and organized student to work in collaboration with Special Collections and Archives staff to develop the exhibits. (Read More)
Last Friday we left Flagstaff and Northern Arizona University, and were off to Kingman, Arizona to pick up a new Route 66 collection from the Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona. The collection was stored in the Powerhouse in Kingman, and reflects the early history of the association (founded in 1987). Included are meeting minutes from the late 1980s and early 1990s; all of the association’s various member newsletters and magazines; and a full run of the association’s annual Fun Run activities as reflected in their participant’s programs, posters, license plates and dash plaques. Also in the collection are years of scrapbooks highlighting the association’s many activities along 66 in Arizona, and photograph albums of events across the years. There is a small collection of correspondence, some of note included letters between the association’s Jerry Richards and performer Bobby Troup of “(Get Your Kicks) on Route 66” fame.
It’s with a heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of Katie Lee, Goddess of Glen Canyon, on November 1, 2017. Katie was raised in Tucson and called the desert Southwest her home and sanctuary. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and went on to have a quietly successful career as an actress on stage and screen. While working as an actress, Katie’s interest in playing folk music grew and eventually eclipsed her acting career.