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American West

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Papers of early pioneers, explorers and hunters are well represented, including items such as the original manuscript journal and papers of James Audubon. Canada and the Pacific Northwest are well documented including accounts of the Gold Rush and of the landscape. The evolution of Western towns can be seen through materials such as prospectuses and city directories. The growth of railway and road networks can be explored 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. There are rich resources for the study of Texas, Mexico and the South. Literary and historical works as well as contemporary newspapers and posters - enable a better understanding of the real and mythic West with first hand accounts of the lives of vigilantes and outlaws. Native American history and culture is also very well documented.

 

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Digital Collection 
Content types
Maps, Primary sources 
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Unlimited 
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Subjects
History, Primary Sources 
Allows electronic reserves
yes 
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The Licensee and Authorised Users may store in electronic format in secure electronic data files a reasonable portion of the Licensed Materials for use in connection with specific courses of instruction offered by the Licensee and/or its parent institution. 
Allows coursepacks
yes 
Coursepack notes
Authorised Users who are members of the Licensee’s faculty or staff may download and print out multiple copies of a reasonable portion of the Licensed Materials for the purpose of making a multisource collection of information for classroom use (coursepack) to be distributed to students at the Licensee’s institution free of charge. 
Allows interlibrary loan
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Interlibrary loan notes
Authorised users may transmit to a third party colleague in hard copy or electronically, minimal, insubstantial amounts of the Licensed Materials for personal use or scholarly, educational, or scientific research or professional use but in no case for re-sale. In addition, Authorised Users have the right to use, with appropriate credit, figures, tables, and brief excerpts from the Licensed Materials in the Authorised User's own scientific, scholarly and educational works. 
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