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Mesa Tribune Photographs 1978-1979


Overview of the Collection

Creator: Mesa tribune
Title: Mesa Tribune Photographs
Inclusive Dates: 1978-1979
Quantity: 36 Photographs (0.1 Linear Feet)
Abstract:This collection houses 36 images showing damage done by the 1979 Salt River flood; such Arizona politicians as Rose Mofford, Bruce Babbitt, and Carolyn Warner; and copper mining.
Identification: CP SPC 20
Language: Material in English
Repository: Arizona State University Library. Greater Arizona Collection
P.O. Box 871006
Tempe, AZ 85287-1006
Phone: (480) 965-4932
Questions? Ask An Archivist!

Historical Note

The Mesa Tribune replaced the Mesa Daily Tribune and began publication in 1950. When Cox Enterprises acquired the Tribune in 1997, it merged with the Chandler Arizonan, the Scottsdale Progress, and the Tempe Daily News. The resulting newspaper was renamed the East Valley Tribune in 2000.

Scope and Content Note

This collection houses 36 images showing damage done by the 1979 Salt River flood; such Arizona politicians as Rose Mofford, Bruce Babbitt, and Carolyn Warner; and copper mining.


This collection consists of thirty-six photographs.


Access Restrictions

To view this collection, make an appointment at least five business days prior to your visit by contacting Ask an Archivist or calling (480) 965-4932. Appointments in the Wurzburger Reading Room at Hayden Library (rm. 138) on the Tempe campus are available Monday through Friday. Check the ASU Library Hours page for current availability.


Arizona State University does not own the copyright to this collection. We recognize that it is incumbent upon the researcher to procure permission to publish information from this collection from the owner of the copyright.

Access Terms

Personal Name(s)
Babbitt, Bruce E.
Mofford, Rose.
Warner, Carolyn.

Geographic Name(s)
Salt River (Gila County and Maricopa County, Ariz.).
Superstition Mountains (Ariz.).

Copper mines and mining -- Arizona.
Floods -- Arizona.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Mesa Tribune Photographs, CP SPC 20, Arizona State University Library.

Other Finding Aids

All of the images described in this finding aid have been indexed in the Special Materials Index and can be searched using the interface at

Container List

1Mesa, Arizona, 1978
2Easter Seal; Location Unknown, 1978
3Secretary of State Rose Mofford; Location Unknown, Undated
Personal Name(s): Mofford, Rose
4World War II Bomber, The Sentimental Journey; Location Unknown, Undated
5-6Blacksmith; Location Unknown, Undated
7Copper Open Pit Mine Conveyor Belt; Location Unknown, Undated
8General Merchandise Store, B. M. Johnson & Bros.; Location Unknown, Undated
9Ricky Tyson, Brother Raymond, & Randy Greenawalt Being Lead to Florence; Location Unknown, circa 1978 January 22
Personal Names: Tyson, Raymond; Tyson, Ricky; Greenawalt, Randy
1012th Annual Trek Sponsored by Mesa Jaycees; Apache Junction, Arizona, Undated
11Mule Pack in Superstitions; Apache Junction, Arizona, Undated
12A Gun; Location Unknown, Undated
13Professor Robert N. Nesby, Mesa Community College; Mesa [?], Arizona, Undated
Author: Nesby, Robert N.
14Blacksmith; Location Unknown, Undated
15Construction Work on Roads Following Salt River Flood; Location Unknown, Undated
16Rain Hitting Windshield [?]; Location Unknown, Undated
17Salt River Flood; Location Unknown, 1979
18W. K.'s Sculpture on Exhibit at Mesa Library; Mesa, Arizona, Undated
19Blacksmith; Location Unknown, Undated
20Salt River Floods; Location Unknown, 1979
21Old Mesa Railroad Station; Mesa, Arizona, 1979 January
22Irrigation Ditches; Location Unknown, Undated
23Blacksmith; Location Unknown, Undated
24Railroad; Location Unknown, Undated
25Carolyn Warner, George Smith, & Gov. Bruce Babbitt; Location Unknown, Undated
Personal Names: Smith, George; Babbitt, Bruce E.; Warner, Carolyn
26Arizona Public Service Co. Repair of Flood Damage; S.L., 1979 January
27Boys & Car in Salt River Flood; Location Unknown, 1979 (Digital Photograph)
28Car Stranded in Flooded Salt River; Location Unknown, 1979 January
29Salt River Floodwaters near Sky Harbor Airport; Phoenix, Arizona, 1979 (Digital Photograph)
30Flood Damage; Location Unknown, 1979 (Digital Photograph)
31-34Salt River Floods; Location Unknown, Undated
35Mesa Centennial Gun; Location Unknown, 1978
36Hattie & Bruce Babbitt; Location Unknown, Undated
Personal Names: Babbitt, Bruce E.; Babbitt, Harriet "Hattie" Coons.