History Collections

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The collections are non-circulating, and are housed off-site.

The Museum's History Collections include photographs, archives, oral histories and three-dimensional objects relating to Mesa and the surrounding areas.


Special Collections

  • Spanish Colonial Collection

  • Mining in Arizona Collection

  • Early Maps of Arizona and the Southwest

  • Pioneer History of Mesa

  • Hale Collection of Branding Irons

  • McClellan Miniature Collection

  • Maloney Celluloid Comb Collection

  • Williams Air Force Base Photographs and Memorabilia

  • World War II in Arizona
    (including Japanese Relocation Camps)

  • Falcon Field Photographs

  • Model Trains and Planes

  • Mark Barker Photographs and Memorabilia

  • Movie Posters and Memorabilia
    (from films made in Arizona)

  • Mesa Police Department Collection

  • Mesa Parks and Recreation Photographs