In addition to its extensive Texas History holdings the Center for American History has acquired significant collections of Western Americana documenting the historical development of the western United States, with a special focus on the Rocky Mountain West. Included are rare book libraries assembled by private collectors, manuscripts and archives, photographs, maps including ones of cattle drives and railroads, newspapers, post cards, ephemera, and other non-book items.
| Inventing the West: A Symposium on America's Western Experience|
Source:"Inventing the West" Videotape, 1984
A panel discussion on Texas mythology and its legacy in the western genre films of Holllywood. Moderated by Thomas Schatz, with
panelists Budd Boetticher, James H. Michener, Richard Slotkin, Don Graham and Horace Newcomb. Sponsored by the University of Texas' Department of Radio-Television-Film and Department of
American Studies, as well as Cinema Texas, The Austin Chronicle and Laguna Gloria Art Museum.