Travel, Exploration, and the American Frontier – Reference Sources

Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea
John Franklin. Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea. 1823. Ayer f125.1 1819 F8.

American Geographical Society Research Catalog. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1962. Call Number: Ayer f290 A503 1962. Includes a General Section, followed by regional sections on North and South America, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Polar Regions, Oceania and the Tropics.

Clark, Thomas Dionysius, ed. Travels in the New South: A Bibliography. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1962. Call Number: Ref Z 1251 .S7 C42

—. Travels in the Old South: A Bibliography. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1956-1959. Call Number: Ref Z 1251 .S7 C4

Cole, Garold. Travels in America From the Voyages of Discovery to the Present: An Annotated Bibliography of Travel Articles in Periodicals, 1955-1980. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1984. Call Number: Ref Z 1236 .C64 1984.

Coulter, Ellis Merton. Travels in the Confederate States: A Bibliography. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1961. Call Number: Ref Z 1251 .S7 C41 1961.

Covered Wagon Women: Diaries and Letters From the Western Trails, 1840-1890. Glendale, CA: A.H. Clark and Company, 1983-1993. Call Number: Ayer F591 .C68.

Cox, Edward Godfrey. A Reference Guide to the Literature of Travel, Including Voyages, Geographical Descriptions, Adventures, Shipwrecks and Expeditions. Seattle: The University of Washington Press, 1935-1949. Call Number: Ref Z 6011 .C87. Lists books printed in Great Britain through 1800. 1) Old World 2) New World 3) Great Britain. Each volume arranged geographically and covers works in English, including translations. Full annotations and indexes of personal names.

Frontier and Region: Essays in Honor of Martin Ridge. San Marino, CA: Huntington Library Press, 1997. Call Number: Ayer F 591 .F884 1997.

The Frontier Experience: A Reader’s Guide to the Life and Literature of the American West. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1984. Call Number: Ref Z 1251 .W5 F76 1984.

Garnier, Charles Georges Thomas ed. Voyages, Imaginaires, Songes, Visions, Et Romans Cabalistiques. Amsterdam et Paris: 1787-1995. Call Number: Y 7609.32 and Microfiche 585. Entire series is indexed separately in the Newberry’s card catalog.

Georgi-Findlay, Brigitte. The Frontiers of Women’s Writing: Women’s Narratives and the Rhetoric of Westward Expansion. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1996. Call Number: Ayer PS 366 .F76 G46 1996.

Goodman, Edward J. The Exploration of South America: An Annotated Bibliography. New York: Garland, 1983. Call Number: Ayer Z 1212 .G66 1983.

Griffin, Charles Carroll, ed. Latin America: A Guide to the Historical Literature. Austin: Published for the Conference on Latin American History by the University of Texas, 1971. Call Number: Ref Z 1601 .G75. Brief review essays, concise annotations, well indexed.

Howgego, Raymond John. Encyclopedia of Exploration to 1800. Potts Point, N.S.W.: Hordern House, 2003. Call Number: Ref G 80 .H68 2003. Followed by Encyclopedia of Exploration, 1800 to 1850 (Ref G 80 .H682 2004).

Leeson, Ida. A Bibliography of Bibliographies of the South Pacific. London: Oxford University Press, 1954. Call Number: Z 916 .496.Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia. New York: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2003. Call Number: Ref G 465 .L565 2003.

Mattes, Merrill J. Platte River Road Narratives: A Descriptive Bibliography of Travel Over the Great Central Overland Route to Oregon, California, Utah, Colorado, Montana, and Other Western States and Territories, 1812-1866. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1988. Call Number: Ref Z 1251 .W5 M37.

Mintz, Lannon W. A Bibliography of the Travelers on the Overland Trail to California, Oregon, Salt Lake City, and Montana During the Years 1840-1864. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1987. Call Number: Ayer Z 1251 .W5 M56 1987.

Streit, Robert. Bibliotheca Missionum. Munster: Aachen, 1916-1968. Call Number: Ayer 290 S9 1916. Sources about missionaries in America, Asia, China, Africa and Oceanus.

Tinling, Marion. Women into the Unknown: A Sourcebook on Women Explorers and Travelers. New York: Greenwood Press, 1989. Call Number: Ref G 200 .T55 1989.

Townley, John. The Trail West: A Bibliography-Index to Western American Trails, 1841-1869. Reno, NV: Jamison Station Press, 1988. Call Number: Ayer folio Z 1251 .W5 T68 1988. Shelved on Special Collections Open Shelf.

Western Americana, Frontier History of the Trans-Mississippi West, 1550-1900: A Guide and Index to the Microfilm Edition. Woodbridge, CT: Research Publications, 1976. Call Number: Ayer folio Z 1251 .W5 W4 1976. Based primarily on the collections of the Beinecke Library at Yale University and The Newberry Library. Microfilm 221 is the call number of the set of 617 reels of the film of these indexed items. There is a one-reel supplement of color exposures. Shelved on Special Collections Open Shelf.

White, David A. News of the Plains and Rockies, 1803-1865: Original Narratives of Overland Travel and Adventure Selected From the Wagner-Camp and Becker Bibliography of Western Americana. Spokane, WA: Arthur H. Clark, 1996-2001. Call Number: Ayer F 591 W67 1996.

World Explorers and Discoverers. New York: Macmillan, 1992. Call Number: Ref G 200 .W67 1992.

Writing the Range: Race, Class and Culture in the Women’s West. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1997. Call Number: Ayer HQ 1410 .W73 1997.