About American West
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Vendor: Adam Matthew
Description: The American West includes original manuscripts, ephemeral material (trade cards, wanted posters, photos, claim certificates, news-sheets etc.), maps, and rare printed works from the Graff Collection at the Newberry Library in Chicago. The main themes covered by the project are:
- Native Americans
- Pioneers, Hunters and Explorers
- Mining and the Gold Rush
- The Mormon Exodus
- Homesteaders, Overland Travel and Early Settlements
- Cattle Ranchers
- The Railroads, Transportation and Urban History
- Outlaws, Vigilantes and the Law
- Agricultural Development and the Environment
- The Imagined West: Wild West Shows and Fiction
- Borderlands: Canada and the Pacific Northwest
- The material ranges from 1722 to 1939, but the heaviest concentration is from 1830 to 1939.
- Much of the material is unique and we have tried to avoid duplication with other published projects.
- All printed material is full text searchable and can be viewed as transcripts or facsimiles.
- Most maps are in color and have increased zooming functionality.
- There are several resources for urban history, including directories for many leading settlements that show how they developed over time.
- Environmental issues looked at include the decline of buffalo herds, the planting of the prairies, water management and the impact of roads and railroads.
Short URL: https://www.uta.edu/library/db.php?db=amwest