The story of the American West has exerted a powerful influence over the psyche of the modern world, helping to fashion senses of national identity as well as permeating literary and cinematic culture. Tales of frontier life, of Native Americans, vigilantes and outlaws are of constant interest. In this exhibit, papers of early pioneers, explorers and hunters are well represented, including items such as the original manuscript journal and papers of James Audubon. Through a mixture of original manuscripts, maps, ephemeral material and rare printed sources, this collection will act as a dynamic teaching and research resource. Access to this subscription database is available on-site through any of the Newberry’s public computers.