Collections & Resources

Bradway Journal to Pikes PeakManuscripts

The majority of the manuscript collections pertaining to Western Americana are cataloged and indexed in the Finding Aids.  A list of the collections under the topic Western Americana can be browsed and searched at Western Americana Topic List.

Bound manuscripts are cataloged in the Main Catalog or SearchIt@PUL.  These can be found by conducting a keyword search while limiting the material type to Manuscripts/Archives: Advance Search.


Mrs. A.G. Wallihan with her dog and a camera.

Mrs. A.G. Wallihan with her dog and a camera.


The Western Americana Collection in the Princeton University Digital Library consists of nearly 7,000 digitized photographs of Indians of the Americas and views of the American West, including landscapes, cityscapes, and mining,railroad, and agricultural operations. Also included are views of towns in Mexico. The bulk of the photographs date from the 19th century. The collection can be accessed at Western Americana Digital Collection.

For a list of bound photography albums, many of which are not included in the Digital Collection,  see Bound Volumes.


Princeton University Library ChroniclePrinceton University Library Chronicle

The Princeton University Library Chronicle is an interdisciplinary journal whose mission is to publish articles of scholarly importance and general interest based on research in the collections of the Princeton University Libraries.  An index of nearly 50 full-text articles exploring the history of the American West via Princeton’s collections can be found at the following URL: