Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana | Newberry

Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana

Explore more than 130,000 digitized images from the Newberry’s renowned Graff Collection documenting America’s westward expansion. Topics covered include 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.