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The Yellow Pages -- Western Studies 

New Perspectives on the West
This Web site accompanies the PBS eight-part documentary series. Includes an introduction, a tour of the site, and links to people, events, and archives.

Virgin Land: The American West as Symbol and Myth
This University of Virginia site contains the synoptic version of Henry Nash Smith's Virgin Land: The American West as Symbol and Myth, a preface, and contextualizing hypertext projects.

The American West
This site deals with the development of the West. Includes links to films (old and new), museums, and music, and a section on the Modern West.

The Golden Mountain: Asian-Americans in the West
This site includes primary sources, links to other sites, and images. Part of the WestWeb site maintained by the College of Staten Island, City University of New York.

History of the American West, 1860-1920
This Library of Congress site contains more than 30,000 photographs, drawn from the holdings of the Western History and Genealogy Department at the Denver Public Library.

Photographs of the American West, 1861-1912
Includes select audiovisual records from the National Archives and Records Administration.

Tierra Nuestra: The Chicano West
Includes text, resources, links, and images. Part of the WestWeb site maintained by the College of Staten Island, City University of New York.

Oklahoma Outlaws and Lawmen
Site devoted to the study of the history of Oklahoma'a outlaws and lawmen

Chicano Studies Research Center Library
Includes collection of Chicano-related research guides and directories. Maintained by the University of California, Los Angeles.

The Donner Party
This PBS site chronicles the experiences of an emigrant group trapped in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the winter of 1847. Includes photographs, paintings, maps, diaries, letters, and memoirs of the group members.

"California as I Saw It": First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900
This Library of Congress site documents the formative era of California's history through eyewitness accounts.

Buckaroos in Paradise: Ranching Culture in Northern Nevada, 1945-1982
This Library of Congress site presents 41 motion pictures and 28 sound recordings that tell the story of life and work on the Ninety-Six Ranch.

California Heritage Digital Image Access Project
This is a digital archive of photographs, pictures, and manuscripts from the collections of the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley.

All Aboard: The Role of the Railroads in Protecting, Promoting, and Selling Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks
This University of Virginia American Studies site looks at the role of the railroads in the development of two national parks.

Western History Association
Promotes the study of the North American West. Site includes membership information and newsletter.

Western Historical Quarterly
Journal of the Western History Association.

Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles, California, newspaper.

San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco, California, newspaper.

Out West
"The Newspaper That Roams." Founded by editor/reporter Chuck Woodbury.

Buffalo Bill Historical Center
Located in Cody, Wyoming. Museum complex includes the Whitney Gallery of Western Art, the Buffalo Bill Museum, the Plains Indian Museum, and the Cody Firearms Museum.

Museum of the City of San Francisco
Includes a San Francisco history index, biographies, and online exhibits.

San Diego Historical Society
Includes exhibits and list of San Diego landmarks.

Exploring the West from Monticello: A Perspective in Maps from Columbus to Lewis and Clark
A University of Virginia, Alderman Library, Special Collections, exhibition that explores Jefferson's views of the West and the nature of the quest to the Pacific.

The Great American Gold Rush
A page dedicated to the history and character of the '49ers.

National Cowboy Hall of Fame
An Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, museum established to honor the men and women who pioneered the West. Includes exhibits, art, and a list of museum events.

Last update 
June 20, 2002