About Us

The History and Archives Division (The Arizona State Archives), a division of the Arizona Secretary of State, is the archives for Arizona State Government. The State Archives is mandated by law to collect, preserve and make available to the public and all branches of government, permanent public records, historical manuscripts, photographs and other materials that contribute to the understanding of Arizona history. Records at the State Archives are available to the public in accordance with the Arizona Public Records Act and agency rules. All records are open for use except those specifically restricted by law. The Division offers reference assistance on-site, by telephone, mail or e-mail.

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The State Archives, located at the Polly Rosenbaum Archives and History building 1901 West Madison, Phoenix, AZ, is open Monday thru Thursday from 9:00 am to 3:00, except for emergencies. If you have an emergency or a complicated research topic please call 602-926-3720 to speak to an archivist.