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American West  🎓

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Drawing from the Graff Collection at the Newberry Library, Chigaco, this database includes papers of early pioneers and explorers; the original manuscript journal and papers of James Audubon; the evolution of Western towns and the growth of railway and road networks through prospectuses, maps and railroad company records; emigrants guides; manuscript travel journals; store catalogues; illustrations; maps and more.

Canada and the Pacific Northwest are well documented including accounts of the Gold Rush and of the landscape. Native American history and culture is also very well documented. There are also rich resources for the study of Texas, Mexico and the South. Literary and historical works, contemporary newspapers and posters all enable a better understanding of the real and mythic West.

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