Christmas with Sunset Magazine

Chances are that if you traveled on the Southern Pacific railroad in December of 1904 you would have spent some time thumbing through the pages of Sunset Magazine. The cover of this particular issue depicting Santa Claus embracing an Anglo cowboy and Hispanic farmer sharing a smoke not only captured the spirit of the season […]

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Thanksgiving Reflections on Standing Rock

Our colleague Elizabeth Sutton was recently in North Dakota at Standing Rock. She returned to Cedar Falls with a story that we share with you here. Posted today on ANtiDoTeZine.com, her article “Thanksgiving Reflections on Standing Rock” offers insight into the ongoing actions/reactions against Dakota Access, police forces, local communities, Native American tribes, and water […]

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A Call for WHA Six Shooters Panel Participation

Are you experimenting with ways to use digital tools in your historical research? Do you teach western history with interactive digital media? Do you work in a museum, archive, or public agency that is curating digital archives or exhibits? If so, please consider sharing your ideas, successes, and challenges in a non-traditional session with WHA […]

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A Disappeared Resource

by Leisl Carr Childers This semester, I have asked my students to explore the history of nuclear testing through the Nevada Test Site Oral History Project and related digital collections through the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Nevada Field Office of the National Nuclear Security Administration in Las Vegas, which operates the Nuclear Testing Archive and […]

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Review of the Range Podcast

By Jason Heppler I am a heavy consumer of podcasts. They’re perfect forms of entertainment and information, something that I can consume throughout the day during commutes, down time, or tasks that don’t require full focus. And while there are a good number of excellent podcasts focused on history, none come to mind that focus […]

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Coalition for Western Women’s History Announces Travel Grant for Graduate Students Travel to Western History Association

  Thanks to a generous donation from 2015 WHA President Elizabeth Jameson, the Coalition for Western Women’s History is pleased to announce a 2016 CWWH-WHA Conference Grant. This grant continues the Coalition’s commitment to supporting graduate students whose research and teaching interests in the history of the North American West engages in the analysis of […]

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