American West

American West

Through a mixture of original manuscripts, maps, ephemeral material and rare printed sources, American West is a dynamic teaching and research resource.

Thematic Areas:

  • 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

Key Features:

  • Extensive chronology dating from the early 16th- to the mid-20th centuries
  • Specially-commissioned data maps presenting information on themes such as: Physical/Environment, Political, Urban/Travel, Native Americans
  • Slideshow gallery feature exhibiting full-colour visual material
  • Over 130 spectacular full-colour historical maps
  • Links to a selection of websites relating to American West and its themes
  • All documents digitized in colour

At A Glance

Through a mixture of original manuscripts, maps, ephemeral material and rare printed sources, American West is a dynamic teaching and research resource.
Categories: 
History Anthropology Art
Languages: 
English