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M-388: Western American Life Collection

Repository St. Louis Mercantile Library Special Collections

Title Western American Life Collection

Date [inclusive] 1926-1995

Date [bulk] 1950-1980

Extent 4.5 Linear feet 

Location note Depository (Off-site). This collection is currently stored off-site. Please contact the Library at 314-516-7247 to arrange a time to view the collection in our reading room.

Language English

Abstract The Western American Life Collection contains books, pamphlets, brochures and other printed materials dealing with aspects of life in the 20th century western United States.

Scope and Contents note The Western American Life Collection consists of printed materials relating to life in the 20th century western United States. Materials represented in the collection include reports, magazines, dissertations, brochures, pamphlets, and books, and generally are covering subject matter including water and resource availability and usage, tourism, natural features, science, and cultural institutions. The bulk of the collections materials are located approximately from 1950 - 1980.

Arrangement note This collection is arranged to the box level.

Conditions Governing Access note: This collection is open for research.

This collection is currently stored off-site. Please contact the Library at 314-516-7247 to arrange a time to view the collection in our reading room.

Conditions Governing Use note:

Access Restrictions: Some of the material in this collection may be photocopied, digitally scanned or photographed, subject to condition and the judgment of Library staff. Library staff members reserve the right to deny reproduction services for any reason at any time.

Copyright Information: The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Fee Services: Fees associated with staff research time, cost recovery in reproductions processing time and materials, and licensing may apply.

Preferred Citation note 

The preferred citation for this collection is "From the collections of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri - St. Louis."

Collection Inventory

 Box 1 Reports, science, nature, water resources, conferences, travel brochures 

 Box 2 Buttefield mail, museums, travel brochures, native Americans, Alaska, resources, California Pioneers organization 

 Box 3 Science, art, resources and commodities 


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