The pinnacle of American West research + resources
Explore thousands of museum objects and images, and deepen your knowledge of the American West. We have one of the most extensive collections of Plains Indian objects, photos of famous figures of the West, and more. Led by the McCracken Library at the Center of the West, we’re dedicated to preserving and publishing the very best of American West history for public use.
The McCracken Research Library
The McCracken Research Library offers an extensive collection of rare books, historic photographs, and original manuscripts relating to the West. Explore our collections and make use of McCracken staff members to understand the complexities of Wild West history.