We need YOUR help!

During the summer months our Tubac Historical Society volunteers continue at a steady pace to accomplish our many goals.
Come join our volunteers:

  • Help the ORAL HISTORY Committee to transcribe or digitize our Oral History Collection and continue to interview the many fascinating folks around Tubac.
  • Help scan images from our files of the work of EARLY TUBAC ARTISTS into our system and online catalog
  • Help us with PUBLICITY. Can you help with promotions? Our activities and events?
  • We need an EVENTS COORDINATOR. We have many exciting ideas. Help us make them happen!
  • Help keep our BROWNELL RESEARCH CENTER OPEN by spending a few hours or more with us on Wednesdays or Thursdays. You will be surprised at how busy we are there and how much we enjoy our tasks.

Volunteer with Tubac Historical Society

How fortunate we are to have so many devoted volunteers at THS! Some have really made THS a life’s work. There are many more people who help with the Festival booth, who build shelves, sort books, and so on. But, we always appreciate more help. Even a few hours here and there.  Here is a sampling of the opportunities:

Index the Oral Histories:

One of THS’s most important primary resources is the taped oral histories that have been made interviewing many of Tubac’s most interesting residents. The tapes have already been transcribed (The transcriptions are available and can be read at THS by anyone interested.) and many have been indexed but some have not.

THE JOB: We need someone to glance through the typed transcriptions of the tapes and make notes of people, places, and themes in those that have not been indexed. It can be done with a pencil and paper. If you know how to type in a word processing program, all the better. These indexes will be put in our data base and will be made available online. Recent research by the Otero family at THS has made us aware of the value of our materials to such endeavors.

Interview Tubac Residents for New Oral Histories:

We hope to expand our collection by interviewing more people who have stories to tell about Tubac history.

THE JOB: We are looking for some talented individual who would like to try recording interviews which will enlighten us all about Tubac history. These would probably be done with a tape recorder. At THS, we have some written guidelines to aid in being a good interviewer. If you think you might have a gift for this job, we need you!

Document the Back-up Photos for “Images of America Tubac:”

We have all enjoyed Shaw Kinsley’s book about Tubac, but did you know that Shaw collected many more photos than those used in the book?  These extra photos—no less interesting than the ones that made the book—need to be put into our Online catalogue.

THE JOB: Transfer the photos from Shaw’s files on the THS computer to the Photo Collection segment of our museum software program. It’s a fairly user-friendly program and kindly, patient instruction is guaranteed! Plus, you get to see the rest of the wonderful images that Shaw collected.

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