The A-Files consisted primarily of archaeological field notes from projects done by previous ASM directors, including Byron Cummings and Emil Haury, as well as their students and an extensive collection of correspondence and reports sent to Emily Haury by J.W. Simmons, an avocational archaeologist. Added to these archaeological notes were the "Gila-Sonora Files" assembled by Edward H. Spicer and Edward P. Dozier, both professors in the UA Department of Anthropology. These files contained a wide variety of resource materials related to the cultural history of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. From 1967 to 1974 ASM Librarian John V. Baroco and students Susan Lobo, Joe Barr, V. Smyer, S. Roggia, and Judy Reis inventoried and prepared tables of contents for some 500 documents, manuscripts and sets of field notes.
This digital collection consists of A-File inventories that detail the contents of each file. Information from the Master Index is included in the record's description.