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Scottsdale Public Library: Discover Local History

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Old Town Scottsdale- shared with flickr creative commons
Old Town Scottsdale- shared with flickr creative commons

The Scottsdale Public Library has a large digital library collection including photos, documents and interviews about the history of Scottsdale.

Nick Molinari is working on collecting what is called the Walking History Book Collection.

This collection features images, interviews, and video contributed by the citizens of Scottsdale which document family histories, local events and history – both local and beyond. This collection was supported with funds granted by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records Agency, a division of the Arizona Secretary of State, under the Library Services and Technology Act, which is administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

People can learn from the library’s collection but people can also add to the history as well. Bring in your family photos for scanning. Scottsdale Public Library is looking for old family photos, vacation photos around Arizona and yes, even your High School yearbooks!

The library also gives digital copies of one of their historical images to use in a project, hang in your home or to share with a friend.