• Testimonials

    Publications, important professional connections, and new research interests and teaching ideas have grown from my participation in WLA.
    Jenny Emery-Davidson, 2008
    Taylor Award recipient 2000

WLA Archives

An extensive holding of archival materials can be found in Special Collections at Utah State University. Some materials are also held at Boise State University.

Information can be obtained at Archives West: http://archiveswest.orbiscascade.org/. Type in “Western Literature Association” and click on the archive you’d like to explore.

If you have questions regarding the holdings of the Utah State University repository, please contact Clint Pumphrey, Archivist, Special Collections.

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  • Western Literature Association (WLA)

    Founded in 1965, the Western Literature Association (WLA) is a non-profit, scholarly association that promotes the study of the diverse literature and cultures of the North American West, past and present.

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    Published by the Western Literature Association, Western American Literature is the leading journal in western American literary studies.

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