2019 Arizona Author Series - Robin L. Pinto
The public is invited to attend a free presentation from author Robin L. Pinto on Thursday, February 28, at 1:00 p.m. at the Polly Rosenbaum State Archives and History Building, 1901 W. Madison Street, Phoenix. Pinto's presentation, "Arizona's Civilian Conservation Corps in Our National Parks and Forests," will explore the history of the Great Depression and New Deal in general, then focus specifically on the resulting work programs that made a significant difference for the people, parks, and forests of Arizona.
Robin Pinto studies the evolution of cultural landscapes in southeast Arizona and focuses on four topics of historic change: early settlement and homesteading, the New Deal and federal work programs, ranching on public lands, and the arrival and development of national parks. She has an MLA and PhD from the University of Arizona. She has written historical landscape assessments for the National Park Service and now works with the Bureau of Land Management Heritage Technical and History Teams to study landscape change at Empire Ranch and Cienega Creek watershed. With other historians, she researched and developed a heritage tourism map entitled “The New Deal in Arizona: Connections to Our Historic Landscapes” that won a 2009 Governor’s Heritage Preservation Award. She developed the AZ History Museum exhibit “It Saved My Life: Civilian Conservation Corps in Southern Arizona.” She co-authored the “Empire Ranch Landscape” report that won the National Park Service’s 2016 Historic American Landscape Survey Challenge. She is part of team that just finished a book on the history of ranching in southwestern Arizona entitled “Cowboys and Cowgirls around Ajo, Arizona.”
This event is part of the 2019 Arizona Author Series, hosted by Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Arizona Secretary of State. Please be advised that there is no food or drink allowed in the Polly Rosenbaum Archives and History Building. Free parking and convenient bus access is available.
- Thursday, February 28, 2019
- 1:00pm - 2:00pm
- Polly Rosenbaum History and Archives Building -- 1901 W. Madison St. Phoenix, AZ 85009