The Autry’s Collecting Community History Initiative

This April, the Autry launched our Collecting Community History Initiative (CCHI) to respond to the growing desire to collect the diverse stories and objects about the American West during this epidemic. Since then, we have launched two iterations, The West During COVID-19 and BLM Protests in the West. Given the unprecedented nature of COVID-19 and its impacts on the nation's political landscape, we've felt the need to launch the third iteration of the initiative, CCHI: Electoral Politics In the West, in order to capture the impact of November's election cycle on the American West.