Western History & Genealogy Blog

Rocky Mountain Land Library Profiled
The Rocky Mountain Land Library, a unique Colorado library created as a labor of love by Jeff Lee and Ann Martin, recently was profiled by the Los Angeles Times Jacky Copy books blog.
Center for Colorado and the West
The Center for Colorado and the West, established on the Auraria Campus in 2009, has a delightful website which presents content of interest to any student or enthusiast of Colorado's past.
Bancroft Finalists at Premier Reads Book Group
Cover of Margot Mifflin's 2009 book, The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman
On Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 6-7PM at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch, join us for notable books in recent Western history, including the three finalists for the Caroline Bancroft Prize.
New Books in Western History (5.20.10)
This past weekend's book and literary pages bring additional reviews of recently released works by Nathaniel Philbrick and John Phillip Santos, first noted here last week, and a review of a new work on a Western mine disaster.
New Books in Western History (5.9.10)
The past week has seen a number of reviews of new works of Western history, including several reviews of a new work on the Battle of Little Bighorn, a search for personal family history bridging the Old and New Worlds, and the murderous reality of a border city.
Newspapers Beyond Western History & Genealogy ...
Western History & Genealogy has an extensive collection of newspapers, both original and preserved on microfilm. And with the loan of many (but not all) of the Colorado Historical Society's newspapers on microfilm, your research opportunities have expanded even more. But what about the titles that we don't have?
Ralph Ehrenberg Lecture
The Rocky Mountain Map Society and the Western History and Genealogy Department are pleased to present a lecture by Ralph Ehrenberg from the Library of Congress on April 20, 2010 at 5:30 PM in the Gates Conference Room, 5th floor, Denver Public Library, 10 W. 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver, Colorado.
New Books in Western History (9.7.09)
Recent works reviewed in major newspapers and other outlets, including books on young women crossing cultural lines, wizards of the imagination, and visions of the less-than-angelic history of Los Angeles and its residents, both real or fictional. 
New Books in Western History (8.9.09)
More reviews of new books for those interested in Western history, including the life, politics, and culture of grapes, peaches, and pluots; sacrifice and influence in an ancient city; and new reviews for books previously noted here ...
New Books in Western History (8.4.09)
This week, a review of reviews of new works in Western history, including a study of a British adventurer’s travels in Colorado; Douglas Brinkley’s examination of Theodore Roosevelt’s passion for preserving nature -- and killing it; and a consideration of the regional and religious foundation of Walmart’s management strategies ...