Located on the second floor of the Main Library, the Arizona Room contains extensive Yuma genealogical resources compiled by the Genealogical Society of Yuma, books about the Yuma region, Arizona and the desert southwest, as well as back issues of the Journal of Arizona History and Arizona Highways.
In addition to the Arizona Special Collections the Library has Yuma newspapers on microfilm. The collection spans from 1872 – 2011. The microfilm reels are available only at the Main Library. If you would like to see any of the reels, please ask a library staff for assistance.
Yuma Daily Sun: Jan 1935 – July 2001
The Sun: Aug 2001 – May 2009
The Yuma Sun: June 2009 – Sept 2011
Early Newspapers: 1859 – 1936
Yuma County Clarion: 1963 – 1964
Valley Foothills News: 1976 – 1995
Arizona Census: 1880, 1910, 1920
AZ Memory Project
The Yuma County Library District is a contributing institution to the Arizona Memory Project, a service of the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. The Arizona Memory Project provides access to the wealth of primary sources in Arizona libraries, archives, museums and other cultural institutions. Visitors to the site will find some of the best examples of government documents, photographs, maps, and objects that chronicle Arizona’s past and present.