Learn about how Phoenix community life evolved, built upon a foundation of diverse pioneers, their families, and their cultures.

Fred Warren Barry Wong and Ivan Makil collage photo 1912-1945 for web

From left, storytellers Dr. Fred Warren, Barry Wong and Henry Ong, Jr., and Ivan Makil share about community life in Phoenix from 1912 through 1945.

1940s downtown phx for web strip
Phoenix 1912 – 1945:   A Paper by Sarah Schenck 
Phoenix History 1912-1945:  A Photo Presentation by Sarah Schenck
More Phoenix 1912 to 1950:  Photos by Brooke Blythe


Note:  The following videos overlap several Phoenix time periods, which is why these are listed twice!