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Gammage Auditorium Dedication Convocation

An audio recording of the formal dedication of the Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium at Arizona State University. ASU President G. Homer Durham makes remarks and introduces several invited speakers.

Memorial Union Groundbreaking

Audio recording of the groundbreaking ceremony for the Memorial Union, October 25, 1954.

Tempe Campus Map Collection

Maps depicting the ASU Tempe campus selected from the ASU General Catalog, the University Archives Ephemera Collection, and our born-digital collections.

Tempe Campus Land Acquisitions Data

Transcribed text of the indenture conveying George and Martha Wilson's land to ASU in 1885, plus a list of land acquisition transactions for the Tempe campus 1885-1960 presented by date of acquisition. 

Gammage Auditorium Construction Photographs

Gammage Auditorium Photographs

Hayden Library Photographs

Matthews Library/Matthews Center Photographs

Memorial Union Photographs

Old Main Photographs

Palm Walk Photographs

ASU Library History

Hayden Library History

Born out of the Hayden Library Reinvention Project, this site outlines the history of the Hayden Library in detail.

Hayden Library Dedication

A color motion picture production with sound, complete audio recordings of the event and the event program documenting the dedication ceremony for Arizona State University's Charles Trumbull Hayden Library, November 22nd 1966.

The ASU Library acknowledges the twenty-three Native Nations that have inhabited this land for centuries. Arizona State University's four campuses are located in the Salt River Valley on ancestral territories of Indigenous peoples, including the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) Indian Communities, whose care and keeping of these lands allows us to be here today. ASU Library acknowledges the sovereignty of these nations and seeks to foster an environment of success and possibility for Native American students and patrons. We are advocates for the incorporation of Indigenous knowledge systems and research methodologies within contemporary library practice. ASU Library welcomes members of the Akimel O’odham and Pee Posh, and all Native nations to the Library.