Library and Archives of the Autry

Color photograph postcard of four bear cubs approaching a white car, 1964. Gift of Ms. Sandra Odor. Autry Museum; 2003.22.7.3

Library and Archives

The mission of the Library and Archives (LAA) is to provide exemplary stewardship for its renowned collections, inspire scholarship by a multidisciplinary research community, and fuel discussion about the past, present and future of the American West. We strive to actively connect Autry visitors to book and archive collections in exhibition galleries and public programs, through engaging outreach and diverse collaborations.

The Library and Archives of the Autry works to preserve and provide access to collections through proper and ethical stewardship. We provide a wide range of access in order to promote scholarship and study. In support of the Autry’s Resources Center Core Values, the Library and Archives has also taken an active role in consulting with different Native nations and indigenous communities on how to best describe and manage holdings that are under review for or contain culturally sensitive information or restricted tribal knowledge. We also encourage researchers to foster similar relationships and practices.

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