Autry National Center


The Autry promotes research and educational activities, encourages the development of pathbreaking scholarship, and reaches a broad audience through programs and publications.

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    Libraries and Archives of the Autry

    The Libraries and Archives of the Autry provides access to one of the nation’s most comprehensive book, archival, and artifact collections on Native American cultures and the history of the American West through its two research libraries.
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    Women of the West

    The Women of the West project supports programs, exhibitions, collections, research, and education dedicated to diverse women’s experiences in the West.

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    Programs and Public Events

    Enjoy a wide variety of lectures, workshops, symposia, plays, concerts, film series, artist demonstrations, and family festivals that augment our exhibitions.

  • Prizes


    The Autry offers three awards: the Maverick Prize, the Autry Public History Prize, and the Butcher Scholar Award.

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    Autry research fellowships are awarded annually to support scholarly projects in all areas of the study of the peoples and cultures of the American West.

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    The Autry’s large museum collections include art, artifacts, archaeological materials, photographs, manuscript collections, maps, books, sound recordings, and ephemera. Library, archive and museum collections are available to researchers by appointment and application only. Find out more about our research resources when you search our library catalog and digital database, Collections Online.  Please contact the Libraries and Archives for “Researcher Access” to view additional records not in the public view This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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