Find an Old Arizona Highways Issue at the Arizona Memory Project
May 23, 2017 at 5:30 am
Arizona Highways World Headquarters in Phoenix. | Noah Austin
One of the most common reasons our readers email us is to ask for help finding a story in an old issue of Arizona Highways. We're happy to help, of course, but you might not know that most of our previous issues are now available online — free.
A few years back, we partnered with the Arizona Memory Project, a division of the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. The reason? As you may have noticed, paper magazines don't last forever, and the issues of Arizona Highways printed several decades ago are starting to show their age. We wanted a way to make sure our 90-plus years of history were preserved digitally — hence the Memory Project partnership.
The added benefit to this partnership is that the old issues are available to the public, at no charge, via a searchable archive. With a few clicks, you can download a complete PDF of each issue.
We're still in the process of adding all our old issues to the database, but as of this writing, everything from the mid-1950s to 2013 is available online. We anticipate scanning and uploading all the back issues — all the way back to 1925 — by the end of 2018 or so.
Of course, if you use the archive and still can't find what you're looking for, feel free to get in touch with us.