About Us

History

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Arizona Archives Alliance, formerly Friends of Arizona Archives (FAzA), was founded in January 1997 to promote the construction of a new storage and research facility for the Arizona State Archives. After a long and arduous campaign by a grassroots coalition of archives users and supporters in which FAzA played a major role, a new archives building was authorized by the Arizona legislature in 2004. Construction of the Polly Rosenbaum Archives and History Building began in January 2007. In late 2008 staff members began moving records into the building, a state-of-the-art facility with modern storage equipment, full environmental controls, and robust security.

What Does AZAA Do?

Arizona Archives Alliance is a nonprofit educational and support organization. It provides assistance to Arizona archives and archivists, and promotes the use of Arizona’s archives through funding opportunities, training, and a symposium series.

Who Can Join AZAA?

Membership in the Arizona Archives Alliance is open to anyone who works in, does research in, or supports Arizona’s archives. In its support and training activities, AZAA strives to serve the needs and promote the interests not only of archivists and researchers, but also of the general public. Click here to join!

AZAA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, so membership dues and donations are tax-deductible.