In-House Collections: The Old Trails Museum has collections related to a variety of topics, as well as a reading room with titles on the history of Winslow, Arizona, the West, Native Americans, and more. OTM welcomes appointments with professional, academic, press, and family researchers. (Above: A.T.&S.F. locomotive and workers in 1912)
Oral Histories: The OTM Oral History Collection consists of digital audio interviews with current and former Winslow residents that the museum is adding to on a monthly basis: OTM-OralHistoryCollectionList. Three of these interviews (Patricia Egan, Ellen McGee, and Sister Michael Wilson) are also available as audio and transcripts on the Arizona Memory Project.
Online Collections: OTM also has five permanent collections on the Arizona Memory Project, the Arizona State Library’s online repository that allows greater public access to the unique collections of Arizona’s cultural institutions.
Requesting Images: If you’d like to request an electronic version of a photograph ($5), download a OTM-WHS Research Request-Agreement and send it to us. As OTM has only one part-time staff member, we appreciate your patience as we fulfill your request as soon as possible.
Other Resources: The Winslow Mail, Winslow’s hometown newspaper from 1894 through 2008, is archived at the Winslow Public Library. It’s also searchable through a paid subscription to NewspaperARCHIVE.com.
You can also try these links for conducting research:
- Arizona State Library Genealogy Collection
- Arizona Genealogy Birth and Death Certificates
- LDS Genealogy
- Ellis Island