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Paideia 2017 Section 15 - Elliott: Research Resources

The Wild West

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Primary Sources

New Perspectives on The West



     A selection of the memoirs, journals, letter, reports and images that went into the making of the PBS series The West.


History by Era

     "History by Era" is the Gilder Lehrman Institute's gateway to American History. Each of the ten Eras is divided into thematic Sub-eras.

Library of Congress Digital Collections

     Access online collection; view maps & photographs; read letters, diaries & newspapers; hear personal accounts of events; listen to sound recordings & watch historic films.

Chronicling America

     Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836 - 1922 or use the US Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690 and the present. 

Center of the West

     The Buffalo Bill Center of the West, formerly known as the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, is a complex of five museums and a research library featuring art and artifacts of the American West. The museum showcases the fame and success Cody attained through his "Buffalo Bill's Wild West show", and addresses his significant influence on the economic and cultural development of the American West.

Library Liaison

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Andi Beckendorf
Research & Instruction Librarian

Spring 2017
Research Help Schedule
Monday 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Tuesday 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Some Wednesday evenings
By appointment

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