Lunchtime Virtual Lecture: Browsing the Riordan Library

Riordan Mansion State Historic Park

Monday, October 10, 2022   12:15 p.m.

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What their books tell us about the Riordans' life and times

“We have no radio, I am pleased to say, but we read a great deal,” wrote Timothy Riordan to his sister Nell in 1932.  Indeed, the Riordan family donated more than 4,000 books, magazines, and other publications when they gave their American Arts and Crafts style home to Arizona State Parks. The personal libraries of the Tim and Mike Riordan families contain books that date back to the Civil War. They reveal the families’ broad interests, and include religious, fiction, and nonfiction titles.  Karen Washabau, a docent at the Riordan Mansion, has spent several years browsing the bookshelves. She’ll give us a glimpse behind the covers of some of the Riordans’ well-worn books. 

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