History Up Close & Personal

Bisbee’s storied past is recorded, reflected, and retold in the Museum’s oral history collection. Share a smile at the memories of growing up, living, and working in Bisbee in its heyday as a thriving industrial city with a definite personality. If you are interested only in certain topics, such as mining, banking, holidays, ranching… you name it, use the keyword search.

Anita Ribic

Content: University of Arizona 0:08, The Great Depression 0:40, Dorm supervisor 3:23, Coarse curriculum 5:20, Buffalo Soldiers 6:30, Segregated School conditions 6:53, Welfare fraud 11:08, Social worker 15:01, Office violence 19:36, Welfare state 21:53, End of state welfare programs 25:41, Traveling 26:50, Prejudice against Mexicans 34:01, Tuberculosis 36:23, Marriage 40:52, Family 56:45

Interviewed By: Not Set

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Anita Ribic interviewed by Beverly Woods - Feb 20, 1991

Content: Lineage 0:14, English immigration 0:35, Benson 5:30, Tombstone proprietorship 7:18, Brewery Gulch Shoe Shop 8:08, Tombstone Canyon 10:00, Apache raid 12:20, Water supply 15:40, Mining claims 17:25, Bisbee Deportation 20:35, Brewery Gulch 27:50, Flood 28:37, Organization 29:48, Rental property 44:00, Diet 53:40, Icebox 59:00, World War I Knitting 59:45, Grocery Solicitor 101:15

Date Recorded: 20/02/1991

Interviewed By: Beverly Woods

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Anna Garcia interviewed by Beverly Woods-Jan 11, 1994

Content: Family history 0:11, World War II 3:03, Mining 3:59, Immigration 5:03, Racial inequalities 5:30, Native American attack 8:15, Naco, Arizona 13:00, Marriage 13:33, Donkey rides 15:20, Swimming 15:30, Kite hill 15:45, Greyhound bus 16:50, Sacred Heart Church 18:25, Walking 19:20, Childhood Home 21:20, Dams 22:30, Homemaking 22:30, Television 24:38, Telephone 25:27, Sewing 27:59, YMCA 32:20, Quilting 34:20, Clothing 37:30, Bazaar 41:14, Woolworth 41:30, Phelps Dodge Store 41:31, Newberry's 43:43, Embroidery 45:17, Great Depression 50:16, Darning 54:35

Date Recorded: 11/01/1994

Interviewed By: Beverly Woods

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Anonymous interviewed by Rod Hutchinson

Content: Working for Copper Queen Hotel 00:01, Bisbee Layout 4:20, Different Jobs in the Mines 16:00, Prohibition 20:20, Johnson Addition 22:10, Transportation 25:20, Country Club 28:58, Ku Klux Klan 32:55, Work in the Shattuck Mines 44:20, Laundry Truck in California 46:10, Age of Miners 50:10, Mine Tour 51:45, Shafts in Johnson Addition 53:55

Interviewed By: Rod Hutchinson

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Arizona Library advisory board meeting

Content: Stipulations of the Arizona trustee handbook 0:18, Bylaws 1:25, Destruction of public property 4:10, Revising of statutes 5:45,Responsibilities of board members 10:12, Local ordinance vs. state law 11:05, Arizona lobbyist 12:25, Advisory board 15:01, bylaw interpretations 20:30, Records of board proceeding 24:01, Bisbee bylaws 30:01, County library bylaws 35:13, Trustee Appointment 36:50, Tax levies 37:53, End notes 44:00

Interviewed By: Not Set

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Arnold Jacoby interviewed by Boyd Nicholl June 15th 2002

Content: Birth 00:05, Working for the Mines 1:00, Different Jobs in the Mines 3:10, Rocks and Minerals 7:50, Different Jobs 9:00, Hours and Shifts in the Mines 11:00, Open Pit Mining 11:50, Socializing 13:10, Miner Nicknames 13:50, Strikes 14:49, Family and Children 16:00, Pit Memories 16:40, Turquoise 18:05, Advice from Other Miners 19:18, Mining Process 22:00, Phelps Dodge 22:30, Company Store 23:00, Unions 25:40

Date Recorded: 15/06/2002

Interviewed By: Boyd Nicholl

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Art Detloff interviewed by Dave Gorman

Content: Main street 0:28, Fire 0:59, Saloons 1:11, Banks 2:15, Brewery gulch 3:50, Copper Queen Hotel 5:20, Livery stable 5:40, Horse drawn carriage 6:00, Business locations 6:45, Baseball 7:05, Railroad 9:00, dance halls 11:20, Theaters 13:50, Miners 14:30, Copper Queen Strike 15:50, Tsar Mine 17:40, Phelps Dodge mines 18:30, C & A Merger 19:20, miners musical bands 20:15, P.D Store 21:55, Tuberculosis 25:30, cemetery relocation 26:05, Park 27:20, Boarding houses 27:36

Interviewed By: Dave Gorman

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Art Detloff interviewed by Dave Gorman-July 16,1992

Content: Parents 0:30, mining 1:30, Great Depression 1:55, Schooling 2:45, sanitation 5:40, Death 6:30, Mexican Revolution 9:52, Family tree 11:53, Auto fatality 13:15,mining 15:10, Bisbee population 16:00, Mexico 18:15, Parents 21:15, Shattuck mine 22:01, death 26:00, streetcar 27:31, Burro theft 29:00, Dude ranch 31:23, Tombstone, Arizona 34:14, Schooling 39:45, Great Depression 36:40, Bumming 37:10, Mining 39:15, Marriage 40:21, WWII 40:48, Mining strike 43:19, Blasting 48:45

Interviewed By: Not Set

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Art Detloff interviewier Unknown

Content: Mining 0:38, Glory hole 1:02, Mining Companies 1:31, Shattuck Denn 2:55, Miners band 3:50, Phelps Dodge Store fire 5:01, Phelps Dodge store 5:59, Hotels 6:39, Phelps Dodge store 7:21, cemetery relocation 9:50, Boarding houses 10:50

Interviewed By: Not Set

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Ben Kelly interviewed by Art, John and Roy Kelly

Content: Birthday celebrations 0:05, Family Lineage 0:30, Irish immigration 1:00, Irish discrimination 2:00, Tombstone Arizona 3:20, Stagecoach 3:50, Mining 4:30, Tombstone, Arizona 6:50, Catholic church 8:05, Rock drilling championship 9:30, The O.K corral 11:40, Miners consumption (tuberculosis) 14:15, Miners wages 15:08, Transfer wagon 16:05, Czar shaft 17:20, mining accident 18:15, Funeral 22:00, Family lineage 24:38, Mining 25:00, Politics 26:10, Bank robbery 27:30, Alcohol use 30:50, Livery stable 31:51, Marriage 35:10, Family lineage 36:30, Marriage 38:00, Transportation 45:30, Water transport 46:36

Interviewed By: Art Kelly

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