Research & Archives

The Collection

The Collection of the Sedona Heritage Museum focuses on materials that relate to the history of the greater Sedona area and currently includes over 3,000 artifacts, almost 30,000 historic photographs, about 300 oral history and video tapes, and a research library of books, clippings and documents numbering around 500 volumes.

Myrtle Nail Smith Research Library

Our research library is open to the public during regular Museum hours.  For assistance, contact our Historian or Associate Archivist.

On-line Collections

Listen to Oral Histories of our pioneers

See some of our historic photos on the Arizona Memory Project.

Read a history of Sedona, Arizona

What Sedona related items the Collection is currently looking for: 

Historic photographs; postcards; home movies shot in Sedona, vacation slides and photos (you might be surprised what is in the background!); art by Cowboy Artists of America; books by Sedona authors; telephone books from 1950s-1990s; and commemorative t-shirts of area events.  Have something else?  Call our Collections Committee (928) 282-7038

Current needs for Collections care and management: 

  • large map or flat file cabinets
  • new chain link fencing for use as an art hanging system
  • special media storage units
  • several volunteers for a variety of special projects