The University of Arizona

[College of Humanities]
Voices from Arizona’s Past: Sharlot Hall and Hattie Lockett

  • Jan 26

Thursday, January 26, 2012
Exhibit: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Dedication Reception: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: UA Poetry Center
1508 E. Helen St.
Tucson, Arizona

Join the College of Humanities and UA Poetry Center as we unveil a new Centennial exhibit featuring Arizona poets Sharlot Mabridth Hall and Hattie Greene Lockett. Both were well-known voices when Arizona became a state in 1912. They were women of thought and action, pioneers in word and deed. Both Hall and Lockett have been elected to the Arizona Women’s Hall of Fame.

This exhibit – “Sharlot Hall and Hattie Lockett: An Arizona Centennial Exhibition” – will feature volumes and materials from their extraordinary lives. Thanks to the generosity of the Lockett family – and partners that include UA Libraries Special Collections – original manuscripts and other artifacts from the poets’ colorful past will be brought together for the first time. Among Hall’s more significant works was a poem called “Arizona,” written in 1905. Copies were delivered to every member of Congress. The poem helped quell a movement to admit New Mexico and Arizona to the union as a single state.

Several members of the Lockett Family will take part in a special grand opening reception between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. on January 26.  Join us as we pay tribute to these special women who helped shape the state we would become. This Centennial exhibit will run through March 31. The Poetry Center is open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays

Directions:  Take Speedway Blvd. west of Campbell and turn north onto N. Vine Ave.  The Poetry Center is on the NE corner of Vine and Helen (view Google Map).


(left) Hattie Greene Lockett, Arizona rancher, writer, and civic leader Courtesy of Hattie Lockett’s family. (right) Sharlot Hall, Arizona poet and first Territorial Historian Reproduced from the book Sharlot Hall on the Arizona Strip: A Diary of a Journey Through Northern Arizona in 1911, edited by C. Gregory Crampton and published by Northland Press in 1975.