Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
GIFFORDS, Gabrielle (1970-)

GIFFORDS, GABRIELLE, a Representative from Arizona; born in Tucson, Pima County, Ariz., June 8, 1970; graduated from University High School, Tucson, Ariz., 1988; B.A., Scripps College, Claremont, Calif., 1993; M.R.P., Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., 1996; William Fulbright Scholarship, Chihuahua, Mexico, 1996; businesswoman; analyst; member of the Arizona state house of representatives, 2001-2003; member of the Arizona state senate, 2003-2005; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Tenth Congress and to the two succeeding Congresses until her resignation on January 25, 2012. (January 3, 2007-January 25, 2012).

University of Arizona
Special Collections
Tucson, AZ
Papers: ca. 1995-2012, 70 linear feet.
This collection contains the political papers of Gabrielle Giffords that document her career as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 2007-2012 as well as the shooting at Giffords’ “Congress on your Corner” event on January 8, 2011. It is organized into 3 subgroups with the bulk of the collection found in the committee files as well as in materials related to the January 8th, 2011 Tucson, Arizona shooting. The collection also contains correspondence, legislative files, voting records, subject files, photographs and audio visual materials. This collection also contains a substantial amount of electronic records. The collection is currently closed but researchers can contact an archivist regarding access.

  • Giffords, Gabrielle., Mark Kelly, and Jeffrey Zaslow. Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope. New York: Scribner, 2011.