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M-212: American Indian & Popular Western Culture Collection

HISTORY: This recently assembled collection of twentieth-century Western and American Indian ephemera was established to augment the Library's strength in nineteenth-century Western Americana.

SCOPE: Collection includes three anonymous scrapbook volumes, "Our Trip West," 1948-50, and includes snapshots, postcards, hotel brochures and stationery, and other vacation ephemera. The collection also includes two boxes containing such items as reproductions of William H. Jackson's chromolithographs for the Detroit Publishing Co., spectacular Western scenes, as well as American Indian portraits; popular periodicals dating from 1904-1930 and include Sunset Magazine, (Leslie's) American Magazine, Peason's Magazine, and other single issue periodicals devoted to the West and the American Indian; postcards; and other ephemera. The collection documents the persistence of the frontier myth in twentieth-century American culture.

HOLDINGS: Two print boxes of ephemera; 3 volumes

ACCESS: Some of the material may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition.

M-212 American indian and popular culture finding aid.

M-212 American indian and popular culture spreadsheet.


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