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  • Sources from the Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana at the Newberry Library, Chicago.
  • Papers of early pioneers, explorers and hunters, including James Audubon.
  • Canada and the Pacific Northwest including accounts of the Gold Rush and the landscape.
  • Prospectuses and city directories.
  • The growth of railway and road networks through maps and through records of key railroad companies.
  • Emigrants guides, manuscript travel journals, store catalogues, illustrations and maps enable scholars to understand the phenomenon of Westward expansion.
  • Accounts of ranches and of the prairie lands document the agricultural transformation of the West.
  • Literary and historical works, contemporary newspapers and posters, first hand accounts of the lives of vigilantes and outlaws.
  • Native American history and culture.


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