Collections

The Old Trails Museum’s extensive collections include objects, documents, photographs, textiles, and oral histories donated by current and former Winslow residents. OTM welcomes appointments with professional, press, and family researchers. If you’d like to request a copy of a photograph or are unable to come to the museum to do research, download a OTM-WHS Research Request-Agreement and mail it to us. As OTM relies on volunteers, your request will be filled as soon as possible. (Above: Joe Rodriquez painting of an area rancher)

OTM Oral History Collection

The Old Trails Museum conducts oral histories once a month to add to the collection. Interview subjects thus far are documented on the OTM-OralHistoryCollectionList. We invite current and former Winslow residents to share their stories with us, and the OTM Oral History Handout provides an overview of the process. OTM participated in Capturing Arizona’s Stories, and audio files and written transcripts are available for the resulting interviews with Patricia Egan, Ellen McGee, and Sister Michael Wilson.

OTM Online Collections

The Old Trails Museum has four permanent collections on the Arizona Memory Project, the Arizona State Library’s online repository that allows researchers and the general public greater access to the unique collections of Arizona’s cultural institutions:

Other Research Resources

The Winslow Public Library maintains the full archive of Winslow’s hometown newspaper, The Winslow Mail (1894 to 2007). They have made most of the archive available through Newspaper Archive, a searchable online service.

You can also try these research resources: