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American Western Ezine/

Arte Público Press

Best 100 Nonfiction Works  of the 20th Century West of the Rockies!
Ranked by the San Francisco Chronicle's readers. This link might not be alive forever. Check it out now! (Let us know when this link is no longer valid:

The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment
ASLE (pronounced “az-lee”) was founded in October 1992 to promote the exchange of ideas and information pertaining to literature that considers the relationship between human beings and the naturalworld.

The American Literature Association
The American Literature Association is a nonprofit organization designed to inform the American literature community to the news, events, and actives of its members.

Arizona Regional Image Search Engine

Bess Streeter Aldrich Foundation
Find information on the world-renowned author of “A Lantern in Her Hand,” O. Henry Award Winner, and Nebraska Hall of Famer.

Buffalo Bill Historical Society

The Center of the American West
The Center's mission is to bring to bear a wide range of perspectives and insights as we explore the West of the past, examine the present, and prepare for the future; and thus to help Westerners, in all their ethnic and occupational diversity, become better-informed, participating citizens in their communities and the West.

Charles Redd Center
Eastbalished in 1972 through a gift to Brigham Young University, the Charles Redd Center seeks to promote the West by sponsoring research, teaching, and public programs in a variety of academic disciplines.

Clements Center for Southwest Studies
Established in the fall of 1996, the center promotes research and instruction in a variety of fields of inquiry related to the American Southwest. The center also offers several fellowships.

Colorado Plateau Digital Archives at Northern Arizona University

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
Offers a “related sites” page too.

The Cormac McCarthy Society

Denver Public Library's Western Photography Collection

Drumlummon Online Magazine
Online journal of Montana arts and culture published by the cultural nonprofit Drumlummon Institute.

Edward Curtis’s “The North American Indian”

Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
The museum offers a database of 70,000 viewable images. Great virtual gallery!

Fishtrap is a non-profit organization in Oregon promoting writing in and about the West. In 20 years, Fishtrap has hosted over 200 published poets, novelists, journalists, song writers, and non-fiction writers as teachers and presenters. Although workshops are kept small, thousands of writers, teachers, students, and booklovers from around the West have participated in Fishtrap events.

Gallatin Writers
Gallatin Writers, Inc. is a foundation created for writers of the West. Its goal is to help define a culture appropriate for our evolving West. It hosts seminars where essayists, novelists, and poets meet with economists and policy analysts. Gallatin fosters exchange to promote a West sustainable in its economics, ecology, and communities.

Gibbs Smith Publisher

Great Plains Quarterly
Great Plains Quarterly, which began publication in 1981, contains articles on history, literature, and culture of the Great Plains and seeks a readership among both scholars and the interested general public.

Hemingway Western Studies Galleries
The Hemingway Western Studies Center supports research, publication, and activities and events within a broad Western context. Primary attention is directed toward the Inter-Mountain West.

John G. Neihardt State Historic Site
Visit the poet's town and see the study where Neihardt began his epic poem The Cycle of the West. Stroll through the Sioux Prayer Garden and learn about Neihardt's love of Indian culture, the inspiration for Black Elk Speaks. See exhibits which tell the story of the poet's life and work, as well as his town.

McKinley, Montana
Want to help create history? Allan Tooley, a graphic designer from Great Falls, came up with the idea of inventing an imaginary town in Montana not unlike the ones described in Ivan Doig novels. He named the town McKinley, Montana. Follow its invention or submit a contribution.

Mountain West Center for Regional Studies
The Mountain West Center develops and administers programs to encourage research on the mountain West with the assistance of Utah State University scholars, departments, and staff.

This page offers access to an alphabetic listing of museums.

Museum of Nebraska Art

Nebraska Women's Caucus for Art

Nevada Department of Museums, Library & Arts

New West: Voice of the Rocky Mountains
Online magazine covering the Mountain West. Has a section on books and writers too.

Northwest Digital Archives
Find info on more than 4,500 archival collections located in the northwestern US.

Oscar Micheaux Site
Remember M. K. Johnson‘s essay on Oscar Micheaux in WAL‘s fall 1998 issue (33.3)? If you want to know more about Oscar Micheaux, check out this site. It has lots of information and interesting visuals.

Phoenix Art Museum

Repositories of Primary Sources in the Western United States and Canada

Review: Literature and Arts of the Americas
Review is the major forum in the United States for contemporary Latin American, Caribbean, and Canadian writing in English and English translation as well as for coverage of arts in the Americas.

Robinson Jeffers Association

Rocky Mountain Online Archive
describes more than 2,000 archival and special collections from cultural institutions in Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming

An online magazine by the Western Writers of America.

San Francisco Chronicle's reader polls on the

Sedona Arts Center

Sharlot Hall Museum
Founded by historian and poet Sharlot M. Hall in  1928, the Museum today explores the rich diversity of regional heritage  through festivals, living history events, outdoor theater performances, changing exhibits, publications and research services.

Southwest Links

Southwestern Images at the University of Arizona

Steinbeck Bibliography
The Steinbeck Bibliography of secondary literature is now “live.” A project that took thirty years to complete, it consists in over 7,000 records of biography, criticism, journalism, and reviews focusing on John Steinbeck’s life and works, all searchable electronically. To access the bibliography, go to click on “Search Bibliography.”

Texas Christian University Press
Texas Christian University Press was established in 1966, and publishes ten to twelve books a year, focusing on the history and literature of Texas and the American West.

UCLA/Armand Hammer Museum
Attractive site and VERY helpful staff.

University of Nevada Press

University of Oklahoma Press

University of Utah Press
The Univeristy of Utah Press publishes titles in the fields of anthropology and archaeology, linguistics, Mesoamerica, Native America, Middle East studies, western history, natural history, Utah and regional guidebooks, nature writing, ecocriticism, and creative nonfiction pertaining to nature, place and the environment, and general titles of regional interest.

Utah State University Press
Utah State University Press is a refereed scholarly publisher with headquarters on the Logan campus of Utah State University. The Press is known primarily for publications in the study of folklore, in western history, and for regional studies.

Wallace Stegner Center
The Wallace Stegner Center for Land, Resources and the Environment represents a concrete manifestation of the University of Utah College of Law's commitment to the multidisciplinary study of natural resources and environmental law and policy.

Wanda Coleman Websites

(Academy of American Poets - websites)

Weber Studies
An online journal representing “voices and viewpoints of the West.”

The Western Historical Quarterly
During the last quarter century, the WHQ established itself as the premier scholarly journal for historians of the American West. Since 1970, the Quarterly has committed itself to the mandate of the Western History Association “to promote the study of the North American West in its varied aspects and broadest sense.”

Western Writers of America
WWA is an organization of professional writers devoted to the literature of the American West.

Western Writers Series
The Boise State University Western Writers Series offers critical introductions to the literature and landscapes of the American West. The purpose of all the booklets in the Western Writers Series is to deepen the understanding and appreciation for the literature of the American West, in all its range and complexity.

Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial
This site will tell you about “Catherland” and keep you informed of what's happening in the "world of Willa Cather."

Wyoming Authors Wiki
Who would have thought there are that many authors in Wyoming?

Women Writing the West
Women Writing the West is a nonprofit association of writers, editors, publishers, agents, booksellers, and other professionals writing and promoting the Women's West. In addition, the organization is open to all women writing about any facet of the American West. WWW presents the WILLA Literary Awards annually.

Zane Grey's West Society
The purpose of this organization is to promote interest in and knowledge of the eminent American author, Zane Grey and his works; to revive interest in the writings of Zane Grey and preserve the sites of his writings so that future generations may realize the contributions made by Zane Grey toward the development of the adventure story in American literature.

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