Records often come to the State Archives through a random series of events – sometimes when someone is cleaning out a storage unit, sometimes when someone leaves office, sometimes shrouded in (gasp!) scandal! This is a story of none of these things. We received a call recently that the State Historic Preservation Office would be relocating from it’s offices in the Corporation Commission buildings to historic Evans House at 11th Avenue and Washington.
We expect more materials from SHPO down the line, but for now, we went over for a transfer of county maps and architectural drawings. Among the materials transferred, we were particularly smitten with a large book of drawings of significant sites in Arizona, many of them dating from the 1930s and done during the Works Progress Administration! Here are some of our favorites.