Arizona Room

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.

Genealogical Society of Yuma Finding Aid, opens a new window


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
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The Sun: Aug 2001 – May 2009, opens a new window
The Yuma Sun: June 2009 – Sept 2011, opens a new window
Early Newspapers: 1859 – 1936, opens a new window
 Arizona Census: 1880, 1910, 1920, opens a new window

AZ Memory Project

The Yuma County Library District is a contributing institution to the Arizona Memory Project, opens a new window, 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.

• San Luis Takes Its Place in Arizona’s History—The Migrant Worker Experience, opens a new window

Contact Us!

(928) 314-2463, opens a new window

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