HISTORY: This, small but growing collection was established by the St. Louis Mercantile Library in 2001, and draws from its long history of collecting in the realm of both printing and Western Americana.

SCOPE: The collection includes prints taken primarily from Harper´s Weekly, during the late 19th century, a time at which several well known artists, such as H. F. Farney and Frederic Remington were commissioned by newspapers of the day to help visually document events on the frontier. Topically the collection includes many images of Native Americans, Cowboys as well as U. S. Military units.

HOLDINGS: 3 boxes, approximately 30 images.

ACCESS: Some of the material in Special Collection M-245 may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition.

A finding aid, arranged in series order by artist, is available in the Rare Book and Manuscript Reading Room.

Series 1: Contains works by Frederic Remington

Series 2: Contains works by H. F. Farney

Copies of the finding aid are available for download

M-245 Prints of the American West (.rtf)

M-245 Prints of the American West (.pdf)