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West (U.S.) -- History

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New Perspectives on The West

Developed by Stephen Ives and Ken Burns, PBS's offers a Web site debuting to coincide with the documentary series _The West_, which began airing this week. This frames-based site is both textually and graphically rich. Its stated purpose is to explore "elements of Western history--profiles, documents, images." It includes a mini-guide to each episode, over 75 biographies, interactive timelines,...

http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/
Traders: Voices from the Trading Post

Supported by the United Indian Traders Association (UITA), a nonprofit organization founded in 1931 to ensure the authenticity of Native American arts and crafts, this Northern Arizona University site examines the trade history of the Native Americans of the southwest. The site offers slide shows taken from photographs in the special collections of the Northern Arizona Cline Library (see this...

http://library.nau.edu/speccoll/exhibits/traders/index.html
Special Collections and Archives Image Database

The Cline Library Special Collections and Archives Department (SCA) houses over 700,000 photographic images, tens of thousands of which are now available online. The library has digitized dozens of collections, including the Philip Johnston Collection with 265 images documenting life on the Navajo Reservation between 1895 and 1945; the Fronske studio collection, approximately 395 black-and-white...

http://archive.library.nau.edu
The Center of the American West

Understanding what exactly the American West is about is a thorny question, whether it be approached from a historical viewpoint, an ecological framework, or even what the region means to the American populace. Looking at the American West through these lenses (and several others) is what the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado is largely about. Organized in 1989, the Center...

https://www.centerwest.org/
Legends of America

Summer is quickly making an exit in anticipation of fall's blustery arrival, but that doesn't mean it is too late for a trip to the American West. This site, developed and maintained by Kathy Weiser, may provide the inspiration visitors need to pack up and make a move out to one of the Western states. Legends of America was inspired by Weiser's love for history and travel, and as such, contains a...

https://www.legendsofamerica.com/
Denver Public Library: Western History/Genealogy Department

The Denver Public Library has been collecting material on Western history and genealogy since the first several decades of the 20th century, and their genealogy materials comprise the largest such holdings in the Rocky Mountain area. For persons interested in utilizing their services, their site contains useful materials about their various topical holdings, such as primary manuscripts,...

https://history.denverlibrary.org/
Denver Public Library: Western History Genealogy

Not many public libraries have the extensive online genealogical collection that is offered by the Denver Public Library, and their site may serve as an inspiration and model to those who seek to work on such an endeavor. First-time visitors may wish to start by looking through the "Browse Collection" area. Here they can look at genealogical documents culled from the Library's extensive holdings,...

https://history.denverlibrary.org/
Early Advertising of the West, 1867-1918

The University of Washington Libraries Digital Collections group recently created this compelling collection of early advertisements culled from their Special Collections Division. The collection contains over 450 print advertisements published in local magazines, city directories, and theater pamphlets from 1867 to 1918. The collection is quite catholic, as it features advertisements about...

https://content.lib.washington.edu/advertweb/index.html
McCracken Research Library: Digital Collections

It would be quite difficult to visit the Wild Wild West without a time machine, but this series of amazing digital collections from the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming is perhaps the next best thing. Currently, visitors can browse around in seven different areas, including the Jack Richard Photograph Collection and the Buffalo Bill Online Archive. First-time visitors may wish to...

http://library.centerofthewest.org
University of Colorado Digital Music Library

The rotating first image on this site sums it all up: whether visitors are treated to "The Girl I Loved Out in the Golden West," "The Cowboy Rag," or "Dreaming on the Silv'ry Rio Grande," all of the covers invoke the American west. This musical archive contains hundreds of pieces of music, which visitors can browse alphabetically. Those with a geographical bent may wish to look over pieces of...

https://www.colorado.edu/libraries/libraries/howard-b-waltz-...
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