The Yuma County Library District, in collaboration with the Arizona Historical Society, is pleased to present a special guest lecture series focusing on Arizona history and heritage. There is no charge to attend.
On Tuesday, April 18th, Arizona Historical Foundation Photo Preservationist Rebekah Tabah Percival will present “The Dane Coolidge Photography Collection” at 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at the Main Library. Dane Coolidge, a relative of President Calvin Coolidge, started as a biologist hired by the Smithsonian to take pictures of western animals. He fell in love with western people, places and photography and began creating a pictorial history of the Southwest. He also authored over forty western novels in addition to his non-fiction works.
Rebekah Tabah Percival, MA is an Arizona native with a deep affinity for photographs. She received a BS in Photography from Northern Arizona University and an MA in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management from Ryerson University in Toronto. She has worked in wide variety of museums, archives, libraries, and galleries in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Rebekah has extensive experience in processing large and complex photograph and media collections. She has preserved, processed and made available over 150,000 photographs consisting of various formats. Rebekah is currently a PhD candidate in Public History at Arizona State University. Her dissertation topic explores the history of photography in the Southwest Borderlands and iconic imagery of the American West.
The Main Library is located at 2951 S 21st Drive. For more information, call (928) 782-1871.
Funded by the Arizona Humanities Council.