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American West, The Original manuscripts, ephemeral material (trade cards, wanted posters, photos, claim certificates, news-sheets etc), maps, and rare printed works of 19th and early 20th century Western Americana.
Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana (Newberry Library)
This renowned collection covers a wide range of topics: "narratives from explorers, pioneers, hunters, traders, and prospectors; accounts of the Mormon treks of 1846 and 1849, the California gold rush, and overland travel during the 19th century; the development of transcontinental railroads; the growth of Western city and town life; and the history and culture of Native Americans."